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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Sells 671K First Week in the West

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Sells 671K First Week in the West - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 March 2016 / 37,468 Views

The Wii U remake of the Gamecube and Wii game - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD - sold 670,785 units first week in the West at retail, according to our latest estimates, which can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending March 5th. 

Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in the US with 424,442 units sold (63%), compared to 144,952 units sold in Europe (22%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold 25,827 units in the UK, 41,753 units in Germany, and 32,387 units in France.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD released at retail on March 4th in North America and Europe. It released in Japan on March 10th and will be in following chart.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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11 Comments
hershel_layton (on 18 March 2016)

Not bad.

  • +4
StuOhQ (on 18 March 2016)

*remaster. "Remake" is a new game, made from scratch, that's merely based on the older game. Think "Godzilla" (1998). A remaster is a touched up re-release. Think "Godzilla" (1954) Criterion Collection Blu-ray.

  • +3
Nintoid (on 18 March 2016)

Not in the West, but total everywere.

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kooltrex (on 18 March 2016)

should easily hit 1.5 million!

  • 0
ice (on 18 March 2016)

Nice sales if true

  • 0
Cloudman (on 18 March 2016)

Not bad for a decent port.

  • 0
Qwark (on 18 March 2016)

The 8th generation, a generation in which remakes, ports and remasters are outselling many current gen titles.

  • -1
Jranation Qwark (on 18 March 2016)

Well those that do get a remaster has a popular franchise or the orginal game sold very well. Soooo obviously its going to beat some current gen games.

  • +1
tripenfall Qwark (on 18 March 2016)

Agree with you. Many 8th gen games on all platforms are remakes. On PS4 The Last of Us and GTA V were remakes and were massive hits, on XBone you had Gears of War remakes and Wii U WWHD and now Twilight Princess. In Hollywood you have more remakes than ever. Point Break, King Kong, Robocop, Titanic and Total Recall to name a few. While I see the point of Jranation I am dismayed that there are few new games that evoke this level of interest. I own those games on their original consoles and have no need for remakes but many who own them buy them again due to a lack of new and exciting content IMO

  • +6
S.Peelman Qwark (on 18 March 2016)

If anything that says something about the quality of the 8th gen titles compared to those of older generations I guess. :-P

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