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Breath of the Wild now the second highest-selling Zelda game

Posted on January 31, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch, Wii U

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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:

System Game Global Sales
NES Legend of Zelda 6,510,000
NES Adventure of Link 4,380,000
SNES Link to the Past 4,610,000
GB Link’s Awakening 3,830,000
N64 Ocarina of Time 7,600,000
N64 Majora’s Mask 3,360,000
GBC Oracle Games 3,960,000
GC Wind Waker 4,430,000
GBA The Minish Cap 1,760,000
Wii/GC Twilight Princess 8,850,000
NDS Phantom Hourglass 4,760,000
NDS Spirit Tracks 2,960,000
Wii Skyward Sword 3,670,000
3DS Link Between Worlds 2,900,000
NSW/Wii U Breath of the Wild 7,780,000


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