Even Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, which like BoTW was released in 2017, was downloaded more times in 2019 than the critically acclaimed Zelda adventure.
Even other Zelda games such as the recently released Link’s Awakening remake and spin-off title Cadence of Hyrule were downloaded more times in 2019 than BoTW.
The surprise download figures could be a sign that the time is right for Nintendo to release BoTW 2, and the sooner the better.
Anticipation is undoubtedly sky high for the new Zelda, with a recent Famitsu poll putting BoTW 2 as one of their readers’ most anticipated games.
Leaks have indicated that a 2020 release is on the cards, with it possibly coming to the Nintendo Switch in the run-up to next Christmas.
This would be ideal as it would give the Switch a unique selling point in the face of upcoming competition from the PS5 and Xbox Series X.