Tecmo Koei hoping Hyrule Warriors sells over 1 million copies worldwide

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May 16, 2014 by (@NE_Brian)
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In an interview with Nikkei Trendy, Tecmo Koei Games president Yoichi Erikawa was asked about the company’s goal for the next fiscal year.

Erikawa started out by discussing Tecmo Koei’s theme of “IP Creation and Deployment”. He pointed to major titles, large collaborations, and continuing to grow collaborations abroad. There seems to be interest in television, comics, novels, and movies. You may remember that various media efforts were announced when Tecmo Koei and Nintendo confirmed the new Fatal Frame game for Wii U.

Erikawa later went on to discuss Hyrule Warriors, of which he said Tecmo Koei hopes will sell over one million copies worldwide given the popularity of the Zelda and Warriors brands.

Erikawa told Nikkei Trendy:

In gaming, this is a first-time collaboration. As a new entry in the Warriors series, we plan to release the game Hyrule Warriors in collaboration with Nintendo in the summer of this year. In addition to our Warriors series fan base, Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda is also a very popular series with a large fan base, and I think it will become a great new market. Because of The Legend of Zelda’s legion of fans overseas, we are aiming to sell more than one million copies worldwide.



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  • Exposer

    I hope that this game have more from Zelda than Dinasty.

  • ronin4life

    Am I the only one having trouble seeing this happening?
    Does anyone have any insight that would change this perception?

    • Exposer

      Yes…Zelda is a very popular franchise around the world, meanwhile Warrios is a very popular Franchise in Japan.

    • Spookoyo

      The Zelda Franchise is massive and most of their titles get at least over a million each time, the Dynasty warriors games usually get over 200,000+. I actually think they could sell more than 2 million units once the Wii U picks up some steam. Also take note, that Zelda Wii U will probably be out in two years and almost every Zelda fan will want the Wii U for that, and if they’re in the mood for more; they can play Hyrule Warriors.

  • SM

    Wait so did they confirm Fatal Frame for Wii U?

  • Nocturne

    the start of many new places for zelda to go btw i cant wait to play the zelda rts or zelda turn based strategy

    • http://lwiis64.deviantart.com/ L.A.C.

      I wouldn’t mind seeing a Zelda/Fire Emblem crossover.

      • Rowdy

        That would be awesome!!!!

      • Tito

        Koei is also known for making strategy games. I can see true potential, thus gamepad.

  • ezquimacore

    then make a good game

  • Operative

    I think it’s doable

  • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

    Better put in some multiplayer then

  • Austin

    You make a good game, I’ll buy that good game.

  • Busted

    well then bring on the hype

  • LazerTurkey

    It will sell well in Japan, probably not too well everywhere else.

  • NovanIV

    Count me in.
    Now to convince 999,999 of my friends.

  • wiiu4life

    They got a buy from me.

  • uPadWatcher

    I hope that Hyrule Warriors sells more than Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper. Nintendo and Tecmo-Koei truly deserve and earn both respect and honor.

  • tom

    looks great! Count me in.

  • RedRocBoy

    Well they already got me as a customer. We gotta support this guys. That really shouldn’t be a hard number to hit for them. They’ll probably surpass that.

  • http://lwiis64.deviantart.com/ L.A.C.

    I think a million is possible.

    Personally, I am carefully hyped about this game. I am a huge Zelda fan, but I am not buying this game just because it has Zelda characters. If it is a quality game and I end up liking it, I have no problem buying it. But I am still skeptical. We’ll see after E3.

  • Rex T.

    I think it’s impossible… except it become a bundled game with WiiU pack in future…
    Just about 7 millions of U sold out… that’s mean every 7 person will pick one?

    But I will get one… because of Link and Zelda~~

  • SquareSide

    Interest rising…

  • Ryudo9

    If it does sell well. Fire Emblem Warriors please

  • Tito

    If I can commend troops thus my gamepad, it’s a must buy.

  • TalesOfBS

    Quite hard and they can’t count on all Zelda fans because a lot of people complained about it.
    I think they should focus more on a “Zelda Look with Dynasty Warriors gameplay” rather than a simple “Dynasty Warriors with Zelda skins”. If they keep it like this, a lot of people are not going to jump in, even if it is a good game.

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