The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Global Total as of 05th Apr 2014 (units): 0.90m
Platform: Wii UAlso on: GameCube
Developer: Nintendo EAD Genre: Action

Total Units

North America: 0.51m 57.2%
+ Europe: 0.23m 25.4%
+ Japan: 0.09m 10.3%
+ Rest of the World: 0.06m 7.1%
= Global 0.90m

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.


S.Peelman (on 31 March 2014)
OoT3D at 570k vs. WWHD at 90k in Japan.
Ouch. I know it's part because
handhelds top home consoles there, but
the difference is gigantic.
supernihilist (on 20 February 2014)
remember guys this is retail
Nintendo prolly shipped 1.3M of
these already adding digital sales
Roar_Of_War (on 29 January 2014)
Nintendo confirmed this was over a
million now. :)

qwertyDANIELqwerty (on 25 January 2014)
I'm gonna get this bundle soon.
Cheebee (on 04 January 2014)
I wish we had a way to track digital
sales. This may be well over a million
by now, who knows?
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