Here are the Top 10 Best-Selling The Legend of Zelda Games

Here are the Top 10 Best-Selling The Legend of Zelda Games - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 May 2020 / 10,571 Views

Link is one of the most popular Nintendo characters and has recently become even more popular as the best-selling game in the franchise is the 2017 release, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, with 13.61 million units shipped worldwide on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo also recently released a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. 

One of the games in The Legend of Zelda franchise has sold over 10 million units, five have sold over five million units, and 18 have sold over two million units. 

Here is the list of the top 10 best-selling The Legend of Zelda games as of June 30, 2019: 

10th. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (GB) - 3.83 Million

 

9th. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages / Seasons (GBC) - 3.99 Million

 

8th. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GCN) - 4.43 Million

 

7th. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES) - 4.61 Million

 

6th. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS) - 4.76 Million

 

5th. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS) - 5.62 Million

 

4th. The Legend of Zelda (NES) - 6.51 Million

 

3rd. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii) - 7.26 Million

 

2nd. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64) - 7.60 Million

 

1st. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NS) - 13.61 Million

 


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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17 Comments

Cerebralbore101 (on 04 October 2019)

So BotW not only broke the old sales record, but damn near doubled it.


xMetroid (on 05 October 2019)

And that's not taking into consideration the eshop sales i think, just the shipments


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pikashoe (on 06 October 2019)

No it definitely includes eshop sales


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Sogreblute (on 04 October 2019)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't Twilight Princess be GCN + Wii and Breath of the Wild be Wii U + Switch? Since they were launched at the same time. Unless you meant per system.


S.Peelman (on 05 October 2019)

Yeah those were multiplat, it's fair to include the GC and WiiU versions to Twilight Princess and Breath of the Wild respectively; so they sold about 8.7m, and 15.1m (at least).


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Keybladewielder (on 04 October 2019)

Oh wow the gap between BotW and OoT


RetroGamer94 (on 04 October 2019)

How many copies on Wii U did BotW sell? Have we ever known, I see a lot of people call it at 1.2-1.5 million, how do we know that?


Salnax (on 04 October 2019)

Nintendo reported 1.5 million shipped in early 2018.


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Ljink96 (on 04 October 2019)

It shipped at least 1.5M on Wii U. From Nintendo's own Financial Report in 2018:

"Sell-through for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the
Wild, released in March of last year, has reached 6
million units for the Nintendo Switch version alone,
and 7.5 million units total when you include the Wii
U version, released at the same time. "

More info can be found here:
https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2018/180201_2e.pdf


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Ljink96 (on 04 October 2019)

It shipped at least 1.5M according to Nintendo in 2018.

"Sell-through for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the
Wild, released in March of last year, has reached 6
million units for the Nintendo Switch version alone,
and 7.5 million units total when you include the Wii
U version, released at the same time. "


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LuccaCardoso1 (on 04 October 2019)

Pretty sure the numbers for The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages / Seasons are wrong. 17.28 Million seems impossibly unlikely.


trunkswd (on 04 October 2019)

That was an error and has been fixed. Thanks for pointing it out.


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Jayplay (on 06 October 2019)

Where is majora mask ?


SanAndreasX (on 06 October 2019)

Probably at 11 or 12. I think it sold just over 3 million.


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Azzanation (on 06 October 2019)

Well deserved for BOTW, that game got me back into Zelda and easily became the game of the 8th gen.


Aidman (on 13 February 2020)

Breath of the Wild is at 16.34 as 31 December 2019


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CaptainExplosion (on 05 October 2019)

Will they ever make a Zelda game that outsells Breath of The Wild?