Breath of the Wild now the second highest-selling Zelda game
Nintendo confirmed earlier today that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has shipped 6.7 million copies on Switch worldwide. Adding in sales of the Wii U version of about 1.08 million, the overall total should be roughly 7.78 million units worldwide.
The big takeaway from that number is Breath of the Wild is now the second highest-selling Zelda game. Only Twilight Princess has it beat globally with 8.85 million copies sold. Breath of the Wild could very well overtake it in time.
Here’s a comparison of sales for the Zelda games, as composed by Game Design Gazette:
|NES||Legend of Zelda||6,510,000|
|NES||Adventure of Link||4,380,000|
|SNES||Link to the Past||4,610,000|
|N64||Ocarina of Time||7,600,000|
|GBA||The Minish Cap||1,760,000|
|3DS||Link Between Worlds||2,900,000|
|NSW/Wii U||Breath of the Wild||7,780,000|