The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Global Total as of 29th Dec 2018 (units): 2.08m
Platform: Wii UAlso on: GameCube
Developer: Nintendo EAD Genre: Action

Total Units

North America: 1.04m 49.8%
+ Europe: 0.73m 34.8%
+ Japan: 0.15m 7.2%
+ Rest of the World: 0.17m 8.1%
= Global 2.08m

Release History

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD NintendoNorth America20th September 2013Nintendo eShop
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD NintendoJapan26th September 2013Retail
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD NintendoEurope04th October 2013Retail
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD NintendoNorth America04th October 2013Retail

Game Overview

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is an action game developed by Nintendo EAD and released on GameCubeWii U. It featured a new style of graphics called "Cell Shading" which gave the game a cartoon look. Despite some of the innovative new features in the game such as Cell Shading and the ability to connect your Game Boy Advance to the console for gameplay, it received a relatively poor reception from its fan base at the time.

The main criticisms seemed to stem from gut reactions over the unusual art style and other departures from the series. Over time, however, the game has come to be respected as one of the best in The Legend of Zelda series. Wind Waker was a critical and commercial success leading to its HD rerelease on the Wii U in October 2013.


Marth (on 07 February 2017)
The improvements over the original are
really great. Also as part of Nintendo
Selects its really worth the money.
fedfed (on 03 May 2016)
The new release edition could help to
reach 2mil lt!
Poliwrathlord (on 30 December 2015)
You know, if Japan actually
participated, then this game could be
some where around 1.8 - 1.9M.
Salnax (on 06 December 2015)
So this will ultimately sell about 35%
as well as the GameCube original. That
is not as good as the 3DS remakes, as
OoT 3D is over 50% of the original and
MM 3D is already at over 55%, but is
still pretty good for this type of
remake. Especially since the 3DS is so
much more popular than the Wii U.
S.Peelman (on 30 October 2015)
Nintendo says 1.62m as of september 30.
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