The open world action adventure game from Nintendo - The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild - has reached a new sales milestone. The game has surpassed four million units sold at retail on the Nintendo Switch, according to VGChartz estimates.
Very impressive, especially considering it’s just the Switch version and only retail physical copies.
I wonder how many digital were sold as well.
Well deserved. Incredible game
Amazing! Gunna replay it on hard mode soon and can't wait for DLC!
Not bad for a new system. That's probably, roughly, half of all Switch owners. Not a bad pull at all.
Wii U version sold over 1 million
Well over 1 mil now, probably closing in on 2 mil
I wouldn’t call 1,181,373 “well over 1 million.” That’s not even anywhere close to 2 million
it's more like barely over a mil
@3-4-5, Breath of the Wild on Wii U sold over a million in its first month (including digital, I believe), it's been 8 months since then. It's likely at 1.5-2 million now.
Source: somthing from over 4 months ago.
So around 6 or 7 counting wiiu and digital
It was a 4.7 million on September 30th on Switch, physical+ digital. Nintendo hasn't given official numbers for Wii U in a while, but we know it hit 1 million shortly after launch. It was likely at 6 million Wii U + Switch + digital all the way back at the end of September. After the Black Friday rush I'm sure sales for all version combined are past 7 million.
whats exciting is that the game doesnt hold your hand all that much yet its a huge mainstream success.
Ya it's not as easy as it seems.
nope basically it introduces you to the character at the beginning.. you go outside.. and then the title comes up. Bam, figure out where to go from here. There are some simple guiding markers at times, but for the most part, it's the NES game all over again.
It holds your hand very subtly in the beginning, and is a mark of excellent game design. You can't leave the first island until you obtain your major abilities in the shrines. They're in different types of environments (cold, etc). The shrines teach you how to use the abilities. So in the first area, you learn to climb, eat, forage, swim, use fire, you learn what shrines are, how to use the abilities, that items break, how to cook (sub-quest), that cold can damage you, physics mechanics (cutting a tree over a river), etc. Most people didn't realize that Nintendo was teaching everyone all the rules within the entire world in that very first area.
Nice! Single player games will never die.
Leave it to Nintendo to release (Game Of The Gen) quality titles during launch year for its flagship console. well done!
Not surprising when the game is a masterpiece.
My favorite game this generation
Physical + digital the game had crossed 4.7 million at the end of September. I'm sure that number has shot up dramatically since then, especially with the Switch's Black Friday/Cyber Monday success and the Switch's stock problems not being as much of an issue. It's likely already at 6 million on Switch for physical + digital. Considering it's only 9 months in it'll likely go on to become the best selling game of the series.
Best game of this generation.
One of them. I'd put Bloodborne at number one, but this is definitely top 5.
I agree bloodborne is just perfection really
Well done Nintendo and the Zelda developers the best game of 2017. Cant wait to see another switch Zelda game that takes advantage of the switch power as this was a port and a great one at that of the wiiu version
«People don’t want single player experiences» - Electronic Arts
I think by now anything EA says will be treated as a joke by gamers. Serve them right. Back on topic, I can't wait for the second expansion. If it is anywhere as good as Horizon’s DLC, we gonna have another awesome experience on our hands.
Wow, way to go Nintendo! Very much well-deserved and congratulations Nintendo. You certainly earned it by giving us two games of the generation just like that.
As much as I critiqued this Zelda, I will damn sure pick up another copy when I get my switch.
The world best video game maker is on fire! Zelda Botw is a gem. This game single handedly took open world games to a level of polish never seen before. I guess situations like this proves that games sells hardware and not the other way around. As a long time gamer, I usually always buy all system each gen, but can you imagine the gaming industry without Nintendo? That would be GOD Awful! They have delivered consistent amazing and unmatched video game experience since I was a kid. They are the Disney of gaming. Long live the Big N.
most people, even if they aren't Nintendo fans, would kill to have them making games for their consoles of choice.
Neo, that is something that baffles me. I have seen people (silly people) say they should go 3rd party for years, all the while hating the company and trash talking their games. So I take it that they are either just following the crowd, or just want the games on the most powerful hardware. The hardware portions never made sense to me since most gamers are aware that the best graphics don't equal the best games. That fact has been proven over and over. It makes me question how much of the Nintendo hater actually sat down and played some of these great games, rather than watch videos and system worship.
I'm surprised every switch owner doesn't own this game. It's just that good.
Well on release day, I think the attach rate for Switch copies was more than 1, so every Switch owner bought one, and then some xD
Kind of a ugly, tedious game. Not sure why its so loved. It was like a 7/10 to me but I've only collected two divine beasts.
Lol, get your eyes checked buddy, while not a gaming Marvel, the game is simply beautiful. I can understand you not liking the game as much as the large majority of gamer, but to call it ugly is a stretch...by what standard is it ugly? I have see ugly games, and Zelda Botw is not one of them. And a 7 is a good score, glad you are enjoying it.
The game is no way beautiful. Its repetive looking and everything is washed out and in 30FPS. I wish there were cool ruins and castles to explore and neater looking enemies. Yeah 7/10 is an above average score from me for sure. I don't regret buying it.
Can't be right. A (2017) There's open world fatigue. B (2014-2016) Single player games aren't profitable. C (2012) All games will become open world D (2010) Console games are dead, mobile games are taking over. Etc. etc. Since these "predictions": A FFXV, then Zelda, then Horizon, then Shadow of Mordor, then Assassin's Creed have all sold very well.in 2017 and will likely continue to sell well into 2018. B and C Wolfenstein II, Resident Evil 7, Uncharted + expansion Senua's Sacrifice, Doom + many more have done really well and are linear titles. (Hint: It's about quality and execution, not genre) D Do I even need to?
Yes incredible game :)
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