Though fanboys like to make it out like Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft are all enemies, this is undoubtedly not the truth.
The quirky but much-hyped Japanese RPG Persona 5 walked away with only one award, for the best role playing game, and lost out to Zelda for the game of the year title.
What better way to celebrate being Game of the Year at The Game Awards?
Players who have yet to experience the game can purchase The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Explorer's Edition, a limited bundle that includes the critically acclaimed Nintendo Switch game, a 100-page explorer's guide and a two-sided map at a suggested retail price of $59.99.
But perhaps of more interest to the players is Link's new ride.
In addition, some of the games that were nominated for awards this year are from franchises featured in the Cyber Deals sale now featured in Nintendo eShop and at Nintendo.com. Or has it been carried to success thanks to a familiar name brand, and the fact that it simultaneously kicked off the Nintendo Switch, earning the game more goodwill than it might have otherwise enjoyed if it had only been released on the horrendously unpopular Wii U console? This development also won in the categories for best Director and best action adventure.
Upon release, it was received as one of the best games in the 30-year-old Zelda franchise and therefore one of the best games of all time. Nintendo had to have planned to release The Champions' Ballad because they already knew they were going to dominate.