The Legend of Zelda

Global Total as of 02nd Sep 2017 (units): 6.51m
Platform: Nintendo Entertainment SystemAlso on: Wii, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Wii U, Famicom Disk System
Developer: Nintendo EAD Genre: Action

Total Units

North America: 3.74m 57.5%
+ Europe: 0.93m 14.4%
+ Japan: 1.69m 26.0%
+ Rest of the World: 0.14m 2.2%
= Global 6.51m

Release History

Zelda no Densetsu 1: The Hyrule Fantasy NintendoJapan21st February 1986Retail
The Legend of Zelda NintendoNorth America22nd August 1987Retail
The Legend of Zelda NintendoEurope15th November 1987Retail
The Legend of Zelda NintendoEurope15th November 1987Retail
THE HYRULE FANTASY ゼルダの伝説 NintendoJapan19th February 1994Retail
THE HYRULE FANTASY ?????? NintendoJapan19th February 1994Retail

Game Overview

The Legend of Zelda is an action game developed by Nintendo EAD and released on Famicom Disk System, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo Entertainment System, Wii.

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DanneSandin (on 24 January 2012)
Awesomeness in a box!
oliist (on 21 February 2011)
Happy 25th Anniversary!
quigontcb (on 31 October 2010)
Such fond memories of tis game. I wish I
could know the number of times I played
through this game when I was younger.
Imphamis (on 08 February 2010)
First game...............and it started
my personal greatest franchise of all
Sky Render (on 21 August 2009)
Jeremy Parish made an interesting point
about this game on his site recently:
it's essentially the equivalent of one
of the original text adventure titles
(like Zork), but with a graphical
interface instead of a text parser.

And he's right, too: in those games,
your progress was more determined by how
much you could explore and how much you
had gathered, with new acquisitions
opening up new possibilities all the
time. To distill the essence of the
original adventure game model so
perfectly into a graphical adventure is
both rare and remarkable.
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