Really wondering what major game(s) Nintendo is going to have for the holidays this year. Obviously they want to have a big lineup to go against the launch of the two new systems, but it almost feels like they might not have a major game ready. I assumed Breath of the Wild 2 would be the major release but the latest rumors from a few months ago said it probably wouldn't be out this year. If its not BotW2 I have no idea what it'd be.
The main contenders would seem to be BotW2 or a 3D Mario, or maybe even the start of a brand new 2D Mario series. Metroid isn't gonna be out this year and that franchise isn't a mega seller anyways. I'm assuming Bayonetta 3 will be out this Fall but that's much more a secondary game as it also isn't a mega seller.
In 2017 they had Odyssey as the major buy for the holidays, but had already launched 3 mega sellers earlier in the year. 2018 they had Pokemon Let's Go and Smash, with Mario Party as the secondary game though even that is about to be a 10 million seller. 2019 they had Pokemon and secondary game was Luigi's Mansion but again even that should end up being a 10 million seller. Now this year we've got AC out but they obviously need another huge selling game for the holidays.
I still think BotW2 is the most likely thing and maybe the rumors that it's taking too long are wrong. If that ends up not being ready maybe we're just gonna get a bunch of smaller titles like Bayonetta 3, the whole onslaught of Mario 35th anniversary games, maybe some HD ports like Metroid Prime Trilogy HD, and some Zelda HD games (personally I really want Wind Waker HD on Switch!). But it's hard to imagine, especially this year with new systems launching, that they won't have some centerpiece game for the holidays that says to people "forget the other systems, this is the must have game of the holidays!".