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The Official Legend of Zelda Thread: Link's Awakening (NS) Sells 3.13 million Copies in 11 Days

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How would you score Link's Awakening (NS) out of 10?

10 3 13.64%
 
9 6 27.27%
 
8 6 27.27%
 
7 4 18.18%
 
6 2 9.09%
 
5 0 0.00%
 
4 1 4.55%
 
3 0 0.00%
 
2 0 0.00%
 
1 0 0.00%
 
Total:22

Hey gang, I stopped by Nintendo World in Manhattan earlier this month and snapped as many Zelda photos as possible  



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The recent sales updates were from me.

The japanese industry publishes a white paper every year with updated numbers of companies who want to share their data and gladly Nintendo is very open about theirs.
There will be a few more updates in the upcoming days/weeks as I get to working though that list.

OoT 3D, MM3D, ALBW already got their updates.
I hope to find a mention of BotW for WiiU but don't count on it.



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PAOerfulone said:
S.Peelman said:

Cool, thanks. Majora's Mask almost there, I don't think it'll make it anymore though. Sales must've slowed to nothing by now. A Link Between Worlds at 4.07M is decent, Skyward Sword at 3.67M isn't though...

The thing to remember with Skyward Sword, and every other Wii title outside of the top 10, is that we never got updates past December 2014. 

And you probably won't get one. Those numbers are marked as final/game out of print so there have been no additional shipments.


If I don't update a Nintendo number in the next weeks that pretty means there are no new numbers and I am using the newest dataset.

This excludes games that shipped less than 1M since they don't get reported on anyways.



German YouTuber and Streamer:
StarCraft and Fallout 4 currently.

Me trying to write reviews:
Octopath Traveler

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Marth said:
The recent sales updates were from me.

The japanese industry publishes a white paper every year with updated numbers of companies who want to share their data and gladly Nintendo is very open about theirs.
There will be a few more updates in the upcoming days/weeks as I get to working though that list.

OoT 3D, MM3D, ALBW already got their updates.
I hope to find a mention of BotW for WiiU but don't count on it.

Awesome.

Yeah I guess BotW WiiU only got a shipment or two like TP GC did, I don’t expect it to have sold any more than the number we know.



Veknoid_Outcast said:

Hey gang, I stopped by Nintendo World in Manhattan earlier this month and snapped as many Zelda photos as possible  

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Cool stuff! I would’ve wanted to be there with you though.



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Just booted up Cadence of Hyrule for the first time (yeah, I know). Color me blown away, this shit is too awesome.



Sales update this week if the Switch version has made it to around 15m that would put the total at 17m for BOTW 3m off a second diamond land mark (diamond is a music term btw for 10m sales so essentially 20m). I have a feeling the sequel will be in 2021 as well which would give the game ample time to break that barrier, the series' new role as the first party answer to the GTA sandbox will be an interesting one to watch unfold considering what go into each installment it's good to see it hitting numbers that reward the effort.



16m total now for BOTW should be 17m by the end of the year.



Breath of the Wild has a shot at 20M. Even on Switch alone. A Zelda game selling that high, was unthinkable even up to two and a half years ago. It also looks like it's success is lifting the bars of other games, with Link's Awakening selling over 3M in under two weeks. This makes me so happy.



Wyrdness said:
16m total now for BOTW should be 17m by the end of the year.

S.Peelman said:

Breath of the Wild has a shot at 20M. Even on Switch alone. A Zelda game selling that high, was unthinkable even up to two and a half years ago. It also looks like it's success is lifting the bars of other games, with Link's Awakening selling over 3M in under two weeks. This makes me so happy.

Really exciting stuff. Zelda as a franchise has definitely jumped into a different sales tier this generation.