Tecmo Koei: Wii U Exclusive Hyrule Warriors Will Sell 1 Million Units

by William D'Angelo, posted on 20 May 2014 / 11,921 Views

Temco Koei is expecting its Wii U exclusive Hyrule Warriors to sell one million units. That would make it the 6th Wii U title to cross the one million mark, according to VGChartz.

"In gaming, this is a first-time collaboration," said Tecmo Koei president Yoichi Erikawa  in a report by Nintendo Everything. "As a new entry in the Warriors series, we plan to release the game Hyrule Warriors in collaboration with Nintendo in the summer of this year."

"In addition to our Warriors series fan base, Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda is also a very popular series with a large fan base, and I think it will become a great new market. Because of The Legend of Zelda’s legion of fans overseas, we are aiming to sell more than one million copies worldwide."

As of May 3, the Wii U has sold 6.13 million units at retail, according to VGChartz.


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16 Comments

zippy (on 20 May 2014)

Count me in


zedo0 (on 20 May 2014)

It's definitely on my Wii U "must have" list.


drake_tolu (on 20 May 2014)

Lifetime yes, in 2014 no...


WhiteEaglePL (on 20 May 2014)

of course it will.


Clyde32 (on 20 May 2014)

Wasn't this news like 3 weeks ago?


RedInker (on 20 May 2014)

Ill buy one. 999,999 to go!


Yunta (on 20 May 2014)

I'll buy one too. 999.998 to go!


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tripenfall (on 22 May 2014)

Lets see how good the game is first...


piggychan (on 21 May 2014)

is this going to be a dynasty warriors clone ?


HylianSwordsman (on 20 May 2014)

Eventually it certainly might, but really? This is supposed to be news? Come on. There's a sales target for every game. This isn't special enough to warrant an article about it.


NintendoMonkey33 (on 20 May 2014)

So 1 out of every 6 Wii U owner is going to buy this? Maybe in Japan but not worldwide.


vkaraujo (on 20 May 2014)

It can happen. The Warriors series have good numbers in japan, and the Zelda Skin is going to give it more appeal in the west.


fatslob-:O (on 20 May 2014)

It probably won't ever hit that target considering dynasty warrior games don't sell all that much so even with a zelda skin I doubt it would reach a million due to the fact that the title is on an extremely small install base.


hsrob (on 20 May 2014)

Focus on making a great game, then we'll see. Zelda games sell because they are a hallmark of quality. If there is even a whiff of mediocrity about this, people will stay away in droves for fear of tainting the Zelda name. Here's to hoping that Nintendo won't let that happen.


fleischr (on 20 May 2014)

If it has a Zelda story, Zelda items, and some Zelda mechanics should make it at least a decent game.


Podings (on 20 May 2014)

Good luck. This isn't my type of game, but Link sure did help sell Soul Calibur II back in the day, so it's not unthinkable it'll happen again.


Nintentacle (on 20 May 2014)

It makes complete sense.