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.
Media Create sales (1/22/18 – 1/28/18)
The latest Japanese hardware sales from Media Create are as follows:
PS4 – 110,023
Switch – 47,107
PS4 Pro – 30,122
New 2DS LL – 6,842
Vita – 3,744
New 3DS LL – 3,377
Xbox One X – 1,618
2DS – 1,094
Xbox One – 68
For comparison’s sake, here are the hardware numbers from last week:
Switch – 43,027
PS4 – 37,572
PS4 Pro – 14,935
New 2DS LL – 7,302
Vita – 4,256
New 3DS LL – 3,563
Xbox One X – 1,285
2DS – 1,250
Xbox One – 103
And here are the software charts:
Capcom says Monster Hunter XX for Switch “performed strongly”, Ultra Street Fighter II “a smash hit”
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Nintendo wasn’t the only company to report its financial results today. Capcom shared its own data and information about its performance for the nine month period ended December 31.
According to Capcom, Monster Hunter XX for Switch “performed strongly”. The company also said that Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers was “a smash hit.”
Capcom says that its net sales decreased to 47,740 million yen (down 10.8% year-over-year). However, operating income increased to 7,009 million yen (up 36.9% year-over-year), ordinary income increased to 7,099 million yen (up 71.2% year-over-year), and net income attributable to owners of the parent increased to 4,439 million yen (up 60.7% year-over-year).
Switch officially outsells Wii U
With the release of Nintendo’s financial results today, Switch has cleared another major milestone. Looking at the latest numbers for the console shows that it has officially surpassed sales of the Wii U.
As reported a short while ago, Switch has achieved lifetime sales of 14.86 million units through the end of December. Wii U sits at 13.56 million.
Nintendo said earlier today that Switch sold 12.1 million consoles during the nine month period ended December 31. 7.24 million units were sold specifically during the quarter.
Nintendo financial results – nine months ended December 31, 2017
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It’s that time of year again. Companies are beginning to report their results for the latest financial period, including Nintendo. The Big N shared its results for the nine month period ended December 31, 2017.
UK software sales (Week ending 1/27/2018) – Switch/Wii U/3DS charts
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This week’s Switch/ Wii U/3DS-specific UK software sales are as follows:
1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
3. Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo
4. 1-2-Switch – Nintendo
5. Splatoon 2 – Nintendo
6. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – Ubisoft
7. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Nintendo
8. Rocket League: Collector’s Edition – Warner Bros. Interactive
9. Axiom Verge – Badlands Games
10. FIFA 18 – EA
1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo
2. Just Dance 2018 – Ubisoft
3. New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U – Nintendo
4. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo
5. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Warner Bros. Interactive
6. Super Mario 3D World – Nintendo
7. Wii Party U – Nintendo
8. Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo
9. Splatoon – Nintendo
10. Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Nintendo
1. Pokemon Crystal Version – Nintendo
2. Pokemon Ultra Sun – Nintendo
3. Pokemon Ultra Moon – Nintendo
4. Mario Kart 7 – Nintendo
5. Super Mario 3D Land – Nintendo
6. New Super Mario Bros 2. – Nintendo
7. Miitopia – Nintendo
8. Luigi’s Mansion 2 – Nintendo
9. Tomodachi Life – Nintendo
10. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – Nintendo
UK software sales (Week ending 1/27/2018)
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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle sold through 78% of its initial shipment in Japan
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Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is off to a strong start in Japan. During the week of January 15, it was the market’s top-seller. Media Create reports first week sales of 67,000 units.
Media Create further states that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle sold through 78.26% of its initial shipment. The Rabbids series isn’t really a big deal in Japan, and pre-orders were a bit on the slow side. However, reservations picked up quite a bit to about 30,000 units. Media Create also says that commercials have made a big impact and have appealed to the family demographic.
Japan’s best-selling games of December 2017
The latest issue of Famitsu has shared a listing of the top 30 best-selling games in Japan for the month of December 2017, including debut digital sales for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. You can check out the full results below.
Rumor: Switch overtakes Xbox One sales in Spain
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Switch has been hitting all sorts of milestones as of late. As one example, the platform has become the fastest-selling home system in a number of countries, including Spain. Nintendo appears to have reached notable mark in Spain as well.
Gamereactor reports that, in Spain, more Switch units are out there than the Xbox One. If the site’s information is correct, Nintendo has sold more units in 10 months than Microsoft has in almost 50.
Gamereactor further adds that Switch has sold over 300,000 units in Spain. As for the Xbox One, it was hovering just below that number by the end of 2017.