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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild surpasses Zelda: Twilight Princess sales in Japan

It's been quite some time since we've seen a Zelda game make some headway in Japan, but it's happening. It doesn't seem likely that Breath of the Wild will surpass Ocarina of Time when all is said and done, but it'll certainly end up being one of the best-selling Zelda titles in years.

[WII] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo) {2006.12.02} (¥6.476) - 572.607
[NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 576.067

Total Sales:

[WII] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo) {2006.12.02} (¥6.476) - 572.607
[GCN] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess _Nintendo Store_ (Nintendo) {2006.12.02} (¥6.476) - 70.000
Total: 642.607

[NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 576.067
[WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 133.024*
Total: 709.091**

Zelda LTD:

[N64] The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo) {1998.11.21} (¥6.800) - 1.257.205
[NDS] The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo) {2006.06.23} (¥4.800) - 908.434
[N64] The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (Nintendo) {2000.04.27} (¥6.800) - 876.575
[GCN] The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Nintendo) {2002.12.13} (¥6.800) - 837.391
[NSW+WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) - 709.091**
[NDS] The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo) {2009.12.23} - 700.373
[WII+GCN] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo) {2006.12.02} (¥6.476) - 642.607
[3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Nintendo) {2011.06.16} (¥4.800) - 613.328
[3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D # (Nintendo) {2015.02.14} (¥5.076) - 464.196
[3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds # (Nintendo) {2013.12.26} (¥4.800) - 443.630
[WII] The Legend: Skyward Sword (Nintendo) {2011.11.23} (¥6.476) - 358.601

Comments

Does Media Create have access to Nintendo's digital sales data? I believe Nintendo's reported significant growth on Switch.

No, but usually when Nintendo reveal download sales they are roughly 10% of the physical sales. So add about 60,000 - 70,000 total to BotW's sales.

kuro
Sat Sep 09 17 09:20pm
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It's great that a Zelda game is doing great in Japan. Never understood why it sells considerably less in Japan than in the West.

I was about to say maybe it's the handheld console preference in Japane... But then I saw ALBW was low on the list so I don't know.

People in Japan probably wonder why Monster Hunter doesn't fly off shelves in the west. Different cultures, different tastes.

It may sell low but its sales are still good compared to the like of Metroid which hardly has a place in Japan.

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