The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is currently the top-selling game on Amazon’s Nintendo Switch charts. While this isn’t exactly surprising, given that it’s an enhanced re-release of an entry in the beloved Zelda series, many fans did complain about the game’s $60 price tag after its reveal at the February Nintendo Direct. Fellow re-release Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is second on the charts, followed by Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
As a company, Nintendo is well-known for keeping its games at full price years after they came out. For example, 2017’s Zelda: Breath of the Wild still sells for $60 new at Amazon, though the price is currently discounted to $50. That said, that doesn’t mean that fans are happy about paying $60 for a HD re-release of a 10-year-old game. Though it received favorable reviews on its original Wii release, Skyward Sword generally has a reputation as one of the lesser entries in the series.
i love rebuying slightly enhanced nintendo games at full price as much as anyone but skyward sword (probably the worst mainline zelda game) at $60 is really pushing it.
— 9 V O L T (@9_volt_) February 18, 2021
Skyward Sword, Twilight Princess, and Wind Waker HD would have been one $60 bundle if nintendo was a good company
— conar (@subtoconnorpls) February 17, 2021
Some fans were hoping to see other Zelda games ported to the Switch, such as the Wii U re-release of Wind Waker, or the early Wii entry Twilight Princess, or perhaps all three in a bundle. This wasn’t a particularly outlandish expectation, given that Nintendo just did something similar with Super Mario 3D All-Stars, which packed together three 3D Mario games. That said, Super Mario 3D All-Stars is only available until March 31, so if you’re looking to snag it, you better get a move on.