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Nuvendil said:
And with that, it has happened. A 3D Zelda has surpassed a contemporaneous 3D Mario. And not just any 3D Mario but by far the most successful in history. Insane. And Animal Crossing is looking like it's going to join many of Nintendo's franchise entries on Switch in shattering franchise records.

Zelda has always been considered part of Nintendo's big 3 alongside Mario and Pokémon. Moreso for legacy reasons rather than actual success reasons as it was never even in the same stratosphere as Mario and Pokémon before this. Now not only is it going toe to toe with the most recent mainline games from both franchises but it will also beat both of them. Zelda has finally merited its place in the big 3, ironically around the same time that Animal Crossing is giving all three of these historical franchises a run for their money.