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Zelda no Densetsu: Breath of the Wild

ゼルダの伝説 ブレス オブ ザ ワイルド

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Nintendo EPD

Genre

Action-Adventure

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WiiU

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03/03/17 Nintendo
03/03/17 Nintendo
03/03/17 Nintendo

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Owners: 162
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9.6

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NS) > Opinions (153)

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Sietjie posted 27/01/2019, 08:18
29 December 2018 - 9.46M
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Aidman posted 16/01/2019, 07:00
9 millions baby ^_^
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Aidman posted 11/01/2019, 05:52
Next week a new record for Zelda Breath of the wild a First Zelda game To reach 9 millions ^_^ cartridge ^_^
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DavidValbu posted 31/12/2018, 01:28
So happy to see that Zelda is selling this well, should reach 9 millions by the end of Christmas
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StreaK posted 30/12/2018, 09:50
BOTW first 10 wks = 2.6 million
GOW first 10 wks = 4.3 million
So far BOTW has over 60 weeks of sales on GOW. I'm really curious who comes out on top when the sales settle down for both. Impressive numbers for BOTH titles. Best selling and groundbreaking games for both in their franchise.
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xMetroid posted 30/12/2018, 08:34
Going to reach 9 million physical with the holiday season and 10 million next year. Good to see Zelda back at the top.
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kopstudent89 posted 18/12/2018, 05:23
Looks like it is severely undertracked in in Europe seeing as we're pretty certain about US and Japan numbers
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Vertigo-X posted 23/11/2018, 03:38
Over 10 million retail + downloads? If so, I think the numbers are fine.
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OTBWY posted 30/10/2018, 02:05
Update please. It's over 10 million.
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Aidman posted 24/10/2018, 11:33
8 millions yes ^_^
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Marth posted 01/10/2018, 10:14
It has now reached the overall top 100 on VGC.
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Aidman posted 30/09/2018, 10:41
Next week, Breath of the wild Will be the first LoZ game to reach 8 millions in our beloved franchise here on VGCharts.
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Aidman posted 19/09/2018, 11:22
Hope sales will reach 9 million by the end of the year. I Believe ^_^.
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Aidman posted 17/08/2018, 09:32
20 years after ! Time has come... All Hail to the new King " The Legend of ZELDA Breath of the wild ". Eiji Aonuma Sama you made it.
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Marth posted 17/08/2018, 04:22
And there it is. OoT is beaten. Congratz BotW. Now go for the 10M
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Aidman posted 13/08/2018, 01:14
Next week BoTW sales should beat OoT ones.
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Aidman posted 08/08/2018, 10:12
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the wild... The new king is claiming his Throne...
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Marth posted 07/08/2018, 08:24
Still going strong with >40k per week. On track to beat OoT by July 7th.
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PAOerfulone posted 22/07/2018, 09:57
At a rate of 40k per week, it should pass Ocarina of Time by the week ending July 7th.
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Aidman posted 14/06/2018, 09:02
TP BEATEN ...NEXT THE IMMORTAL OOT.

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Aidman posted 30/05/2018, 11:00
next week BoTW will beat TP.
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PAOerfulone posted 12/05/2018, 12:28
7.01 million now on VGC.
Twilight Princess is at 7.18 million
Ocarina of Time at 7.60 million.
It won't be long now.
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StreaK posted 11/05/2018, 01:42
I guess the game FLOWER is pretty special, because my gf just can't stop playing that. Same goes with tetris, trivial pursuit and scrabble on ps4.
But wow, I'm surprised this is outselling OoT.
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Aidman posted 10/05/2018, 10:09
7 Millions at retail in one Year with only 15 millions Switch, This is absolutely amazing Breath of the wild has beaten Ocarina of Time. Thank you Mr. Eiji Anouma You Made The Legend of Zelda GREAT AGAIN.
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Thechalkblock posted 10/05/2018, 05:43
this was my girlfriend's first game (outside of phone games, casual games, etc). she's now at 160 hours played and still has a couple shrines left before she beats ganon. there was no way she'd spend this much time gaming before this game. there's obviously something special about it.
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Shiken posted 04/05/2018, 02:36
One of the best games in the best franchise ever. This will surely break 10mil on Switch alone with a bit more time!
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Pavolink posted 04/05/2018, 01:28
My best game ever.
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S.Peelman posted 03/05/2018, 06:48
8.5m Switch alone according to Nintendo, whooo!
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Aidman posted 08/04/2018, 02:29
Best Zelda leg ever

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Marth posted 05/04/2018, 07:10
Insane legs. Only one more million until it becomes the best selling Zelda ever. I think it will get there by August.
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LipeJJ posted 26/03/2018, 10:27
It will happen this semester.

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STARLEZZ posted 25/03/2018, 01:58
Already surpassed Zelda 1
By end of the year this should be highest selling Zelda
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CaptainExplosion posted 11/03/2018, 12:57
Needs updating.
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Flilix posted 04/03/2018, 01:30
7 million in a year! Well deserved.
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curl-6 posted 01/03/2018, 10:28
So with the official numbers, it's outsold every Zelda game except Ocarina and Twilight Princess, in just 10 months.
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Aidman posted 27/02/2018, 10:35
6 millions in 10 months Breath of the wild is incredible !!! I love it I spend over 2400 hours on it It is the best Zelda ever !!
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WildTamer posted 13/02/2018, 03:59
@Shikamo now it has sold 7.8 million copies!
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Shikamo posted 05/02/2018, 10:49
5M!
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xMetroid posted 23/01/2018, 01:40
5 millions next week.
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deskpro2k3 posted 14/01/2018, 11:56
almost 5mil. very nice
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Shiken posted 14/01/2018, 07:49
I have a feeling this could break 10 mil on NS alone. Zelda games have legs to begin with, but this one even more so.
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okr posted 07/01/2018, 02:45
One of the best games I ever played. I hope it sells at least 10 million combined.
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ClaudeLv250 posted 18/12/2017, 04:33
This is how you refresh a franchise!
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Munchies posted 14/12/2017, 03:32
This'll easily become the biggest Zelda title ever.
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curl-6 posted 11/12/2017, 03:34
If we include the Wii U version it's already beaten Wind Waker, A Link to the Past, Zelda II, and Phantom Hourglass. Next stop, the NES original.
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STARLEZZ posted 07/12/2017, 03:26
Just beated Skyward Sword
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curl-6 posted 30/11/2017, 05:11
"I hope this to be the best selling single SKU zelda!!!
meaning beating N64 version of Ocarina of Time!"

This will almost certainly happen. Botw on Switch will likely sell over 10 million lifetime.
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Bisa posted 29/11/2017, 08:01
Amazing game! Deserves every sale it gets.
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fedfed posted 29/11/2017, 12:32
I hope this to be the best selling single SKU zelda!!!

meaning beating N64 version of Ocarina of Time!
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Munchies posted 29/11/2017, 03:04
Yay, 4 million!
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STARLEZZ posted 29/11/2017, 02:00
4 million!!!!!
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Shikamo posted 28/11/2017, 11:45
Finally hits 4M on vgc
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KrspaceT posted 25/11/2017, 07:37
According to this place, Assassins Creed games top sales phyisclaly are about 6.48 million.

Wonder when we'll see the Switch sales of Breath top it?
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AngryLittleAlchemist posted 01/11/2017, 01:19
Okay....on Switch + Wii U I could see this beating Twilight Princess this year. On Switch alone ... well it's at 4.7 right now, so unless it has the most amazing holidays ever I don't know D :
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Nuvendil posted 30/10/2017, 10:01
So this is undertracked, to the surprise of no one :P
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S.Peelman posted 30/10/2017, 08:50
Nintendo says 4.7m, whoo!
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curl-6 posted 21/10/2017, 07:13
Oh, I see. On Switch alone, or across both Switch & Wii U?
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AngryLittleAlchemist posted 21/10/2017, 05:50
No. I was saying it will be *above* Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess if you include digital, not below it : P
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curl-6 posted 20/10/2017, 06:05
Perhaps I should clarify then; I was referring to the original releases, not Virtual Console/Remasters.
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boypita posted 18/10/2017, 04:30
@curl-6 I think hes refering to the VC sales and the digital for the HD remake maybe :)
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curl-6 posted 16/10/2017, 09:12
Wasn't aware the N64 and Wii had digital sales :P
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AngryLittleAlchemist posted 16/10/2017, 04:31
@Curl-6 Not if you include digital
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curl-6 posted 13/10/2017, 01:42
By the end of the year it should be ahead of every Zelda game except Twilight Princess and Ocarina
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Luke888 posted 11/10/2017, 09:27
11th best selling Zelda game, it's going to be in 8th place before the 12th month on the market
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STARLEZZ posted 06/10/2017, 02:26
1 million Europe BoTW!!!!
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Alex_The_Hedgehog posted 06/10/2017, 04:41
1 Million in Europe!
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Metroid33slayer posted 29/09/2017, 11:30
I think this game is a dead certainty to outsell OOT 64 version which sold 7.6m. Zelda games and the big nintendo IP's generally have great longevity so i think 9 million and beyond is a given, it's going to do 5 million in it's first year without a problem and then have another 4 years before the next 3d zelda game.
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STARLEZZ posted 25/09/2017, 02:58
GOD legs for the franchise at least in the US
may get to the million in Japan (with digital and Wii U)
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STARLEZZ posted 24/08/2017, 03:31
This game is severely undertracked while Horizon is a bit overtracked
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AngryLittleAlchemist posted 22/08/2017, 09:26
No way could digital account for that. This has consistently been one of the lower performing games on the Eshop, probably because it's big. It's usually between 8-12. This has to be just very undertracked at least by a few 100k
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curl-6 posted 21/08/2017, 11:57
So a difference of 720k between VGC numbers and Nintendo's numbers as of end of June/start July. Could digital + shipped account for all that, or is there some undertracking going on as well?
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spurgeonryan posted 21/08/2017, 09:23
Despite it having over 3 million in sales on the Switch, I would still like to see Europe and Japan give it over a million each.
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Nuvendil posted 17/08/2017, 11:38
Well the issue will be legs and bundles. Sony, somewhat to my dismay, has not made Horizon a major bundle. We will see if Nintendo makes Zelda a major bundle in the future. As for legs, so far Zelda's attach rate is pretty bonkers and every boost in hardware sales pushes its numbers up. I think Zelda will win, not much chance for Horizon there, but how much of a victory will depend on Sony and Nintendo's actions going forward.
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StreaK posted 16/08/2017, 01:48
Guys, I'm just pumped that something like Horizon is standing neck to neck with something as HUGE as Zelda. And when I mean HUGE I mean a series that has been around for so long and isn't slowing down but even growing stronger. Man, I happened to buy a N64 just for OoT and that is the only game that was worthwhile for me on that system.
But yeah, I agree with you guys too. Both games are doing great and that's terrific. But I just have to root for Horizon because it's the underdog and Zelda has LEGIONS of fans that are for it. I don't think BotW will end up selling that much more in the end since both games are in the 5 million sales range.
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Roar_Of_War posted 28/07/2017, 12:36
This is above 5 million between both versions now, according to Nintendo. Wii U version was last updated by them at 1.08, so..yeah. Already above 5 mill before august, very nice. :)
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PAOerfulone posted 26/07/2017, 08:31
3.92 million as of June 30th according to Nintendo.
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FloatingWaffles posted 14/07/2017, 08:25
@AngryLittleAlchemist

He was already here a few months ago trying to say that Horizon "destroyed" Zelda somehow, which was obviously never true. He's just trying to see what he wants to see instead of what's actually there. And yeah it's real dumb how for some people instead of being glad that both games did great financially and critically instead they must try to argue about it.
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AngryLittleAlchemist posted 13/07/2017, 06:26
StreaK, just give up man. It's like what they say about video game difficulty. The floor for Horizon is very good, but it's ceiling is very low. The floor for BOTW is very high, and so is it's ceiling. It's potential sales could be 11+ million. I don't think anyone could say that for Horizon. But this whole comparison is stupid. We should just be happy that two amazing, experimental games were able to please such large audiences. Horizon is not a game to scoff at.
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StreaK posted 13/07/2017, 03:31
Yeah, but Horizon has like half more sales from digital which I'm sure is far more than Zelda's. Horizon has a HUGE digital sale rate.
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AngryLittleAlchemist posted 11/07/2017, 03:47
I'm so happy to officially be an owner of this and a Switch :^)
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Nuvendil posted 10/07/2017, 10:12
AND Zelda Breath of the Wild on Switch has now passed Horizon Zero Dawn. Someone should bump that thead where the guy predicted it would win by sales and declared he was right like 3 weeks after Zelda launched :P
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Shikamo posted 10/07/2017, 08:54
3m!
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Green098 posted 10/07/2017, 05:04
3 mil!
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PAOerfulone posted 03/07/2017, 11:45
Nintendo has this at 2.76 as of March 31st, VGC had it at 2.07 as of April 2nd. Right now, it's at 2.91 as of May 27th. That's an additional 840k of sales. Add that to Nintendo's number of 2.74, that would put it at 3.60, not counting whatever digital sales it accumulated within that time.
Let's say, hypothetically, that those 690k sales between Nintendo's 2.76 and our 2.07 are all digital (I highly doubt it, but let's go with it), that's 75% of its sales that would be physical. Let's say this game maintains that mark. Let's take this 2.91 mark we have no, divide it by 75%. That puts it at 3.88 million.
So as of May 27th, 2017, combing physical + digital, Nintendo + VGC, that puts The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild somewhere between 3.60 - 3.88 million copies, sooo close to 4 million.
Nintendo's next press release, can't come soon enough!
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STARLEZZ posted 19/06/2017, 01:57
It is selling godly!!!!
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Hibern81 posted 14/06/2017, 09:00
Considering these numbers are just March and April early adopters, this game is going to have millipede legs! Can't wait to see year end numbers on Botw, and the Switch!
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Ljink96 posted 11/06/2017, 03:51
This thing does not die. We're gonna see it for some time in the top 10.
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piggychan posted 03/06/2017, 11:10
I am hoping the sales towards the end of it's life will meet sales similar to those of games like Fallout, Skyrim. such an engrossing games and gameplay design is just some of the best ever for open world adventure.
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Luke888 posted 02/06/2017, 12:25
As expected the release of MK caused a rise in the sales for Zelda !
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SmashBros01 posted 26/05/2017, 03:27
Strong sales for the Wii U and Switch!
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Green098 posted 20/05/2017, 08:24
I feel like this game won't be leaving the weekly charts for a long time.
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NintendoPie posted 07/05/2017, 08:00
Oh yes, I realize that. I was attempting to find strictly digital sales as I know I saw something about that somewhere in our forums, but I can't find it. Some type of adjustment is better than nothing, though. Thanks, Machina.
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Machina posted 06/05/2017, 10:36
That link doesn't work for some reason. This should - https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/3ds.html and then select Switch.
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Machina posted 06/05/2017, 10:34
That announcement includes digital though - https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/index.html (asterisks at the bottom) - so how close we are depends entirely on the digital attach ratio.

On a related note I have requests in for slight adjustments up. Our FY total will be around 2.1 million.
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NintendoPie posted 05/05/2017, 10:28
@Machina - I just tried looking for where I saw digital sales, but couldn't find the post or any articles. If I remember correctly though, BotW (NS) definitely sold more than 90k digitally. However, I would still say it's undertracked considering Nintendo has their numbers at 2.76 million "sold" by the end of FY.
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Machina posted 05/05/2017, 12:58
@Slarvax - I'd be very surprised if it's only sold 90k digitally. Where are you getting that from?
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Shiken posted 05/05/2017, 02:15
When you factor in WiiU sales, this puts BotW above Horizon Zero Dawn in sales. Great game and it deserves all of the praise it gets! This game will continue to have amazing legs on the Switch.
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Slarvax posted 04/05/2017, 05:33
Very undertracked. Should be at least 600k higher.
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Green098 posted 04/05/2017, 04:56
Another 200K this week!
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Shikamo posted 04/05/2017, 04:37
2m here finally
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Shipping Total

11,680,000 Units
As of: December 31st, 2018

Opinion (153)

Sietjie posted 27/01/2019, 08:18
29 December 2018 - 9.46M
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Aidman posted 16/01/2019, 07:00
9 millions baby ^_^
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Aidman posted 11/01/2019, 05:52
Next week a new record for Zelda Breath of the wild a First Zelda game To reach 9 millions ^_^ cartridge ^_^
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DavidValbu posted 31/12/2018, 01:28
So happy to see that Zelda is selling this well, should reach 9 millions by the end of Christmas
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StreaK posted 30/12/2018, 09:50
BOTW first 10 wks = 2.6 million
GOW first 10 wks = 4.3 million
So far BOTW has over 60 weeks of sales on GOW. I'm really curious who comes out on top when the sales settle down for both. Impressive numbers for BOTH titles. Best selling and groundbreaking games for both in their franchise.
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xMetroid posted 30/12/2018, 08:34
Going to reach 9 million physical with the holiday season and 10 million next year. Good to see Zelda back at the top.
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