The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild Sells an Estimated 1.49 Million Units First Week at Retail - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 09 April 2017 / 56,714 Views
The open world action adventure game from Nintendo - The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild - sold 1,489,475 units first week at retail, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending March 4.
Breaking down the sales by platform, the game sold best on the Nintendo Switch with 1,117,237 units sold (75%), compared to 372,238 units sold on the Wii U (25%).
Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in the US with 605,311 units sold (40%), compared to 488,418 units sold in Europe (33%) and 234,246 units in Japan (16%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 91,804 units in the UK, 103,812 units in Germany, and 141,224 units in France.
The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild released for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U worldwide on March 3.
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