Breath of the Wild Becomes Second Best Selling Zelda in History, 7.78 Million Copies Sold
According to Nintendo’s recent financial report of their third quarter of the fiscal year, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the second best-selling Legend of Zelda title, coming just under The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
Breath of the Wild has been a huge critical and financial success for Nintendo, managing to sell 6.7 million units on the Nintendo Switch console and selling 1.08 million units on the now discontinued Wii U console. This puts the total units sold at 7.78 million copies.
In comparison, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess; the best-selling Zelda title ever sold almost 9 million copies. First released on the popular Wii console and also later on the unsuccessful GameCube console in late 2006, the game managed to sell around 6 million copies on the Wii and over a million copies on the GameCube.
This is just one of many positive financial stories coming out from Nintendo these few weeks, with Nintendo really making itself out to a viable competitor in the console race and pitching itself head-to-head with Sony and Microsoft after losing out miserably in the last console generation with disappointing sales of their unsuccessful Wii U console.
With Nintendo’s gamble with putting forward a successful hybrid portable/couch gaming console paying it this time, Nintendo Switch already exceeding lifetime sales for the Wii U despite only being on sale for less than 1/5th the time, things are looking good for the Japanese video game maker. Nintendo Managed to sell almost 15 million Switch units in span of just over 10 months.
The Japanese corporation also expects to have a total of 18 million Nintendo Switch units shipped by the end of March this year. Its portable 3DS gaming console is also doing pretty stable, having shipped a whopping 72 million units since launch.