Hyrule Warriors a Hit in Japan, Wii U Sales Jump - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 20 August 2014 / 9,672 Views
Hyrule Warriors, The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors crossover, launched in Japan last week with strong sales. The game sold 78,733 units in its first week, according to Famitsu. With the launch of the game sales for the Wii U jumped to 17,717 units.
The game is the second bestselling game in Japan for the week, behind Yokai Watch 2 which remains at the top. There are six 3DS games in the top 10 and two Wii U games. The other two games are for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3.
Hyrule Warriors launched in Japan on August 14. The game will be released in Europe on September 19 and on September 26 in North America.
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