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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:

SystemGameGlobal Sales
NESLegend of Zelda6,510,000
NESAdventure of Link4,380,000
SNESLink to the Past4,610,000
GBLink’s Awakening3,830,000
N64Ocarina of Time7,600,000
N64Majora’s Mask3,360,000
GBCOracle Games3,960,000
GCWind Waker4,430,000
GBAThe Minish Cap1,760,000
Wii/GCTwilight Princess8,850,000
NDSPhantom Hourglass4,760,000
NDSSpirit Tracks2,960,000
WiiSkyward Sword3,670,000
3DSLink Between Worlds2,900,000
NSW/Wii UBreath of the Wild7,780,000


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