The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Global Total as of 07th Nov 2015 (units): 1.45m
Platform: Wii UAlso on: GameCube
Developer: Nintendo EAD Genre: Action

Total Units

North America: 0.80m 55.4%
+ Europe: 0.42m 28.7%
+ Japan: 0.13m 8.9%
+ Rest of the World: 0.10m 6.9%
= Global 1.45m

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 30 October 2015)
Nintendo says 1.62m as of september 30.
b00moscone (on 23 September 2015)
I hope that it will be able to reach 2m,
but unfortunately I doubt it
knocturnal2435 (on 03 August 2015)
A bit under tracked on here. According
to the Nintendo report, as of June 30th,
this game has sold 1.57 million
(physical + digital). It's now August
3rd, and VG has it at just 1.39 million.
Skullwaker (on 28 February 2015)
I wonder if this could get to 2m LT
(retail only)...
S.Peelman (on 08 October 2014)
Game has like... Over 300k digital sales
or something. It has done good.
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