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Zelda no Densetsu: Daichi no Kiteki

ゼルダの伝説 大地の汽笛

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The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS) > Opinions (129)

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PAOerfulone posted 06/03/2016, 06:17
On the verge of passing Majora's Mask on the N64.
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S.Peelman posted 28/02/2014, 01:13
Would've rather had the Phantom Hourglass sales reversed with those of this game, Spirit Tracks is actually quite a good game, even by Zelda standards. Anyway, decent sales for a system's 'second Zelda'.
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cromeros posted 22/01/2012, 04:56
Enough?... Very good sales... :D...
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Fededx posted 15/01/2012, 08:32
There you have it, 3.04 M, enough? :P
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AstroMaSSi posted 15/01/2012, 09:10
I want more than 3M!
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Aidman posted 31/12/2011, 11:45
finally !
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fedfed posted 26/12/2011, 08:18
Finally 3mil!
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atma998 posted 07/12/2011, 12:53
2.94M. Hopefully the game will reach 3M.
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tolu619 posted 30/10/2011, 10:23
As at the time of this post, I've beaten the 4th dungeon and am about to return to the Spirit Tower. This game is totally awesome. The train sections are the worst part of this game and everything else is near perfect, only the melee combat is too basic. You really only have 3 sword attacks in the entire game! The Spirit Tower sections are the best part of the game and maximize all of the potential of the DS.
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fedfed posted 19/09/2011, 01:10
ABSOLUTELY FUN-TASTIC!
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Mordred11 posted 11/09/2011, 09:35
looks like a great game
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Roar_Of_War posted 20/08/2011, 11:25
Good game, and it still sold quite well. Being a sequel to PH on the same system, as well as a game right behind Skyward Sword, almost 3 million isn't too bad. Not to mention it released near the weaker end of the DS's life.
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fedfed posted 07/06/2011, 01:57
Just receive it! I will played all day!
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 03/01/2011, 09:32
this is the kind of games where you get to understand how genius Nintendo is and how superior the Ds is to the PSP
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 03/01/2011, 09:32
this is the kind of games where you get to understand how genius Nintendo is and how superior the Ds is to the PSP
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--OkeyDokey-- posted 05/11/2010, 04:59
Never got to play this game because my mic is broken. Someday, when I get a 3DS I will buy it.
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Fededx posted 30/10/2010, 03:09
hope it reaches 3 m soon!
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st_muscat0 posted 09/05/2010, 08:28
Just finished the game (brought it late) and its one of the best Zelda games I've played, the only thing I prefer from PH is the boat over the train. Sucks that it won't get to 4.5 million like PH :(, hopefully Nintendo are happy with 3 million lifetime sales.
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andremop posted 08/05/2010, 06:44
the theme song of this game visits my mind from time to time. Great game, but this HAS to stop!
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Fededx posted 08/05/2010, 04:46
2.200.200 lol perfect numbers!
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Khuutra posted 29/04/2010, 06:33
Going to be a long road to three million, but it should still make it. I think that beats out my prediction, which was 2.5 lifetime.
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Roar_Of_War posted 19/04/2010, 05:09
http://www.cubed3.com/news/14001

I'd still like to point out that if you check for Spirit Tracks in that chart list, it looks like Spirit Tracks is somewhat under-tracked in Japan. Can anyone explain this?
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Roar_Of_War posted 19/04/2010, 12:19
I can't say for sure, but I think this game will just barely leg itself to 3 million lifetime sales, maybe a bit more. That's my prediction, since I think its slowed down quite a bit, but its still a Zelda game which should help it hold on to decent legs for a long enough time.


Kind of a shame, but at first glance (which is usually the last glance the masses will give it) I'm sure alot of people don't want to give this game a try.
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IxisNaugus posted 09/04/2010, 08:01
@ nordlead.

I know the train must be pissing you off right now but bear with it. The dungeons are worth it and the dark realm is the best part about the game imo, you'll be amazed when you get there :)
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nordlead posted 09/04/2010, 01:51
oh, and I'll throw in that I really liked Phantom Hourglass. I Just couldn't get into this one.
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nordlead posted 09/04/2010, 01:49
I haven't even forced myself to finish this yet...
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1928 posted 03/04/2010, 02:42
I loved this game. The ending is truly epic, and the story truly drills into your soul. The music, gameplay, graphics... all is superior to Phantom Hourglass. This, sadly, has not the sales it should have. Shame on all the "Zelda fans" that don't buy this game.
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IxisNaugus posted 01/04/2010, 02:52
Finished this today. 100%. All heart containers, all train parts, all upgrades, all force gems, everything.

The first Zelda game I've totally finished actually. This was a great game indeed, still preferred Phantom Hourglass but this isn't far off.
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st_muscat0 posted 13/03/2010, 12:57
Finally brought the game, normally a huge Zelda fan, but I just couldn't be bothered picking this up though for some reason.
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Buzzi posted 12/03/2010, 05:57
Even if it looks the game is doing better than PH, the chart for each country show the opposite, it will be difficult for this game to reach 3-3.5m.
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Roar_Of_War posted 09/03/2010, 09:59
Alot of people love the Oracles, and even Minish Cap (but mostly the Oracles..by far), AKA the "Capcom parts".
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ElRhodeo posted 09/03/2010, 09:09
@ roccerfeller
This is just a different kind of tedious. Never had so little fun in a Zelda game as when I had to ride that damned train. Looking back, ST is the most disappointing Zelda game I can remember since the Capcom parts.
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roccerfeller posted 07/03/2010, 05:09
the game SHIPPED 2.45 million. You ppl need to get it right...publishers always say what they SELL TO RETAILERS.


Either way, this game is amazing. Its way better than Phantom Hourglass. Way better. PH was too tedious.
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 06/02/2010, 12:28
nice sales!

i'll finish Phantom Hourglass and then start this

damn, never though Zelda Ds could be this awesome!! : )
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Pineapple posted 31/01/2010, 11:10
It has shipped 2.450.000 units. Nintendo gives data for sold to retailers, VGChartz' data is for sold to homes.

For a game that sells 50k/week, 500K in retailers isn't a lot.

Before yelling that VGChartz is off, you really ought to check the data.

And "1928", you're making a common mistake. All companies give shipped (sold to retailers) data, not sold. Tracking companies (such as VGChartz, NPD, GFK etc) give sold to homes data.
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cromeros posted 31/01/2010, 12:32
According to Nintendo, TLOZ Spirit Tracks sold 2.450.000 units... Come On Vgchartz... update the data
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1928 posted 29/01/2010, 04:42
@hunter_alien
Well... the newcomer seem to be you. The note clearly says: "Nintendo updates SALES of key games", not shipped as you believe. Yes, TLOZ: ST should be undertracked.
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hunter_alien posted 28/01/2010, 04:51
OMG how annoying newcommers can be... those are shipped to retailers, VGC tracks costumer selltrough
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siavm posted 28/01/2010, 04:40
This tracking is off by over 1/2 mil. Nintendo says the game sold 2.45 mil. Come on vg get it together.
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wiifan posted 28/01/2010, 10:25
Seriously undertracked according to Nintendo's official data. The game stands at 2.45m units
http://news.vgchartz.com/news.php?id=6769

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Cheebee posted 25/01/2010, 02:57
It's on track to outsell PH.
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Khuutra posted 25/01/2010, 07:43
My initial prediction of 3.5 million will probably hold out, but it will be a long, slow ride to get there.
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novasonic posted 23/01/2010, 05:56
Just finished it 100%. The most epic final boss in handheld Zelda history! I'd give it a 10, but the spirit tower and train riding bugged me. So 9/10.
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IxisNaugus posted 21/01/2010, 12:57
Just finished the main quest, i'll give it a small break before dominating the entire game. I gotta say i didn't enjoy this as much as Phantom Hourglass but it was still great. The run-up to the final boss was really awesome and the best tracks were definitely saved till the end battles.
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Mr. Fister posted 20/01/2010, 03:03
@smokedhostage: Hah, nice double-entendre.

And this is definitely better than Phantom Hourglass, but I wouldn't say that either of those games come close to previous Zelda titles in terms of overall enjoyment.
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MasterZack posted 18/01/2010, 12:06
Not one of the best Zelda. But, its a must buy for me!
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SmokedHostage posted 16/01/2010, 12:21
This game has some of the best tracks in the series. Just wanted to point that out.
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Roar_Of_War posted 14/01/2010, 06:06
I predict about an 800,000 full life span in Japan. Its definitely gonna sell better than Twilight Princess over there.
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Aidman posted 12/01/2010, 08:21
@ BigGumby
Hell yes, this isn't a a Zelda game but one of the best zelda game.
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BigGumby posted 12/01/2010, 01:24
Tell me, is this game a must buy?
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Roar_Of_War posted 09/01/2010, 12:50
Look at Spirit Tracks' second and third week in America in comparison to Phantom Hourglass's second and third week.

Its doing great. Even in the UK its doing better so far..a little less in Japan so far, but it might have bigger legs than Phantom Hourglass did in Japan in the long run.
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Aidman posted 08/01/2010, 08:03
everything in this game is fixed you can't critic such a perfect game from storyline to graphics and its music dam Koji holy you you are the BEST OF THE BEST.
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burgerstein posted 07/01/2010, 03:01
Better than Phantom Hourglass by far.
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Cheebee posted 07/01/2010, 12:30
It is! Best music in a handheld game I've ever heard.
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Nintendogamer posted 05/01/2010, 07:43
Music is godly in this game.
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Cheebee posted 05/01/2010, 12:05
I finally started on this game. Fabulous. It's actually better than I expected, so far. Also, Zelda is HILARIOUS. XD
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Aidman posted 04/01/2010, 09:29
Another Epic Zelda game wish it sells more and more.
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Majin-Tenshinhan posted 04/01/2010, 09:18
Fantastic game getting fantastic sales. I hope it surpasses Phantom Hourglass sometime down the line in sales, though I doubt it.
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Roar_Of_War posted 04/01/2010, 03:03
I remember the pre-order chart said Spirit Tracks in america should make it past half a mill in a few months with holiday sales on its side.


Its already made it that far in 3 weeks worth of sales.


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killeryoshis posted 04/01/2010, 12:44
I hope it outsells Phatom Hourglass. Than I'll really be happy and think my wish was granted
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Cheebee posted 04/01/2010, 12:26
I shoould get to play this game tomorrow... can't frickin' wait!
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Nintendogamer posted 04/01/2010, 12:26
Over 1 Million, deserves it!
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killeryoshis posted 03/01/2010, 03:03
@Eirodeo
My favotite part of zelda games is doing dungeons and sidequests. Though we both have diffrent opinions. I tihnk this is the 2nd best Zelda
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silverlunar777 posted 03/01/2010, 08:57
I was taken aback by how amazing this title was seeing as Phantom Hourglass is kinda average. It is now my favorite zelda, I am pretty serious. But yeah i couldn't believe it but this game is better than Minish Cap and even A LttP (my absolute favorite Zelda games).
Did i mention the soundtrack is amazing? just go to youtube and check it out.
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Roar_Of_War posted 02/01/2010, 09:21
*much
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Roar_Of_War posted 02/01/2010, 09:20
Getting out of a dungeon and spending some time on sidequests is exactly what you can do in ST. You may have it on a straight line, but it doesn't truly effect the gameplay of the sidequests nor the full explorationof the game. I'd rather take exploration on a linear path than a non-linear path and no exploration. At least unlocking optional tracks makes it muh less linear.

It just doesn't truly change the gameplay. It only feels like it should, but it doesn't. My favorite parts of Zelda are dungeons AND exploration, yet I can still enjoy this game more than some other Zelda titles. Why is this? Because it does have quite decent exploration, and good for a DS game.
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ElRhodeo posted 02/01/2010, 09:14
@ killeryoshis, Roar_Of_War
Interesting... still I strongly disagree. Sure, there are secret tracks to unlock, but travelling is a passive experience. I love an overworld where behind every ledge, tree or mountain something secret is hidden. And I love being able to walk around on my own pace and absorbing the atmosphere. Take TP's Eldin Bridge at night - it's just beautiful.
in ST all you have is some wallpapers. Woods, lake, wasteland.

I suppose it depends on what's you favorite part in Zelda games. I guess you like the dungeons best? Cause I don't. I've always been happy to get out of a dungeon again and to spend some time on side quests.
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killeryoshis posted 31/12/2009, 09:37
@EIRhodeo
I think that the overwrold is just a waste of space in Zelda games. Because its empty really. The only one that was good as Wind Waker. I love traveling by boat!
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ElRhodeo posted 30/12/2009, 09:37
The game is NOT so good. I'm only 2/3 in, but I am so annoyed by the dreadful train travel... guys, don't you all love the sense of exploration, of a huge, detailed overworld in a Zelda game?!? Boats, trains, aeroplanes... it's all just an excuse for them to skip actually designing 80% of the overworld.
A shame. Cause the dungeons are really good, sidequests are nice... but I can't be bothered to solve them, cause of the damned train.
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killeryoshis posted 29/12/2009, 03:30
The game is so good. NSMBW can't keep me away from it
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madmaniac posted 28/12/2009, 07:47
finished 2 temples, keep it coming :p
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SmokedHostage posted 28/12/2009, 12:26
This game is fantastic.. so far. I love it. :D
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ElRhodeo posted 25/12/2009, 10:15
Actually it is pretty much on par with PH's first two weeks, saleswise... let's see how it opens in Japan.
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NolSinkler posted 25/12/2009, 07:05
Great game, not easy (like the past 3 major Zelda games have been), decent sales. I bet this has some legs; 3 million lifetime sales? Maybe.
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Khuutra posted 24/12/2009, 09:53
Pretty solid second week!
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Buzzi posted 20/12/2009, 11:54
Thank you Khuutra!

I have just finished the second dungeon, I'm amazed from this game, every hour it surprises me.
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Khuutra posted 19/12/2009, 05:12
@Buzzi:

It felt longer than Phantom Hourglass, and it's definitely more difficult and more entertaining while it does last.
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hunter_alien posted 19/12/2009, 02:57
Better opening then what I was expecting
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Buzzi posted 19/12/2009, 01:28
@Khuutra
How much does it last? If you have played PH, is this longer?

As of now I like this a bit more than PH, but the first 30 minutes I had a bad felling...
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zarx posted 18/12/2009, 06:00
i'm calling it new DS by the end of 2010
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IxisNaugus posted 18/12/2009, 01:55
Bigger opening in Others? Am i seeing things?

Nobody stab me for this but... i'm about 7 hours into the game or so and as of now i prefer Phantom Hourglass in all honesty. Things may change when i complete this though.
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--OkeyDokey-- posted 17/12/2009, 11:02
Great start in Others!

I've been seeing lots of ads for this game and they're making me want it. But I'd need to buy a new DS ;_;
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Khuutra posted 17/12/2009, 08:24
Just beat it. Easily in my running for Game of the Year.
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Aidman posted 17/12/2009, 08:15
Nice debut and the game is a masterpiece.
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c0rd posted 17/12/2009, 08:25
Ah, finally got to play it, so far it's definitely better than Phantom Hourglass. I love that flute!

...Unfortunately, the traveling is a chore, and the game moves as slow as ever. Seems like the recent Zelda's all have major pacing issues, I really hope they fix this for the Wii version.
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puffy posted 13/12/2009, 01:43
Game is awesome, so much better than Phantom Hourglass and I'm actually hoping to see the train and this Hyrule to return.
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nordlead posted 11/12/2009, 08:18
@gearbox

I think it works great. use the L button to pull out weapons, as it works a lot better. to each their own though.
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nordlead posted 11/12/2009, 08:17
my copy should arrive at the end of this week!!
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IxisNaugus posted 11/12/2009, 02:56
My copy finally arrived!! ^______^
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Gearbox posted 10/12/2009, 10:00
i dont like how u can ONLY do stuff with the stylis... likes whats the point in the d pad...
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SmokedHostage posted 10/12/2009, 12:27
I'm hoping this title will reach 5.5 million. Also, I'm not getting it until X-mas.
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IxisNaugus posted 10/12/2009, 03:08
This is looking to be a definite improvement over Phantom Hourglass according to many reviews so i hope it sells more than that game. My copy should arrive either today or tomorrow, can't wait! :)
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Cheebee posted 09/12/2009, 01:18
I'm guessing it can reach 5 million too. 4 Million is pretty much a given, 5 maybe. Who knows, could be even more.
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atma998 posted 09/12/2009, 03:05
How much this game can do LTD? My guess is 5 million.
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wiisley64 posted 08/12/2009, 11:22
A new Zelda game is always a day one purchase for me
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I like Bacon posted 08/12/2009, 10:37
Loving it so far!
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IxisNaugus posted 08/12/2009, 01:45
Pal release is this friday. Man i cannot wait for it to arrive through the post, Tin and all! ^______^
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koyotecat posted 04/12/2009, 03:29
I wasn't that excited before but I REALLY am now!
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Salnax posted 06/11/2009, 10:43
Yeah, why does PAL always get the cool stuff?

*Looks at every release date ever*

Oh
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puffy posted 30/10/2009, 09:22
PAL boxart is all sorts of awesome
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As of: December 2014

Opinion (129)

PAOerfulone posted 06/03/2016, 06:17
On the verge of passing Majora's Mask on the N64.
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S.Peelman posted 28/02/2014, 01:13
Would've rather had the Phantom Hourglass sales reversed with those of this game, Spirit Tracks is actually quite a good game, even by Zelda standards. Anyway, decent sales for a system's 'second Zelda'.
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cromeros posted 22/01/2012, 04:56
Enough?... Very good sales... :D...
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Fededx posted 15/01/2012, 08:32
There you have it, 3.04 M, enough? :P
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AstroMaSSi posted 15/01/2012, 09:10
I want more than 3M!
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Aidman posted 31/12/2011, 11:45
finally !
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