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Final Upadate! [Switch vs Wii] Breath of the Wild vs Twilight Princess Sales Comparison + BotW already over 10m combined

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Bofferbrauer2 said:

Ubisoft announced one million sold only by end of 2010 for Red Steel. Can't count this as an example.

Resident Evil 4 was a huge hit and the other consoles (save the PS2) didn't have their version at that time yet. That's as if DOOM wouldn't come out on the PS4/XBO until 2019

With examples like this, it looks more like you are either cherrypicking or remembering some things slightly wrong. Btw the first third party game on the Wii to break over 1M sales was Guitar Hero 3, followed by Sonic And The Secret Rings and RE4. Had you picked the first two out of the three here, and I would have accepted that argument without any fuss.

About my "desired conclusion", frankly wtf? Eine schamlose, rüpelhafte Unterstellung nenn ich das.

Both Zeldas got very highly praised by gamers and press alike (basically same level, though TP suffered years later, but not at launch), and both consoles sold about the same until week 45 as far as we know right now. So what is the reason for you that BotW is selling so much better than TP? I thought it would be because less of the console buyers where previously non-gamers and thus a higher portion of the console holders would be interested in some more complex games like Zelda than it was with the Wii

Um, yes. I explicitly told you that I am cherry-picking to support a conclusion. It looks like cherry-picking because that was my goal.

As for Zelda, critical acclaim and gaming forum chatter don't mean anything in the big picture. The reason why Breath of the Wild is besting Twilight Princess is that BotW is trickling down to the common man, the people who don't care about reviews and gaming forum opinions. Even Skyward Sword had critical acclaim and gaming forum praise, but its sales lagged far behind TP. That's not because of who owned the console, but rather the failure of the game. SS is incredibly linear and puzzle-heavy whereas The Legend of Zelda actually built its strong reputation on freedom and combat. Similarly, Metroid: Other M was a commercial failure regardless of who owned the console because the game was an outright betrayal of what Metroid stands for.

You can actually go back to the beginning of this very thread here and see me say why Breath of the Wild will pummel Twilight Princess in sales. Breath of the Wild is a much, much better Zelda than Twilight Princess. The Wii brought back gamers who owned Nintendo consoles before. They bought Twilight Princess because it was called The Legend of Zelda, but word of mouth wasn't particularly kind because it didn't really match what those people expected from Zelda. Breath of the Wild is getting much better traction because those people who have returned to Nintendo again are very positive about it. Long term sales are heavily dependent on word of mouth and BotW beats TP comfortably in that category. You can go wherever you want and do what you want; you aren't funneled through episodes of catching light bugs.

Whoever said no switch this party is close to a million. Mario+Rabbids is there and so is puyo puyo returns super bomberman was close though I don't know about that one. Plus Skyrim, doom and FIFA are gauranteed that and that's just off the top of my head



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I think lifetime, BotW will do about double Twilight Princess, maybe more. It is going to have some serious legs.



Updated with week 48! Only 5 more weeks to go!

BotW keeps steady (actually a bit up). I'm staggered at this game's performance... and judging by the US weekly sales already available, next week it will do similar numbers again.

BotW on Switch alone might outsell TP combined (shipped + digital) on the first semester of the year if this keeps up. O.o



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Updated with week 49!

The gap now is basically 3m in favor of Breath of the Wild. Twilight Princess on Wii is falling like a rock, which should help Breath of the Wild even more.



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How much did TP reach in total?



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Bofferbrauer2 said:
How much did TP reach in total?

On Wii alone, 7.26M



GuyDuke said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:
How much did TP reach in total?

On Wii alone, 7.26M

So BotW sold almost as much on Switch in one year as TP did LT sales on Wii? Wow, that's much better than I originally expected... well, much worse for TP to be exact, thought it would have reached closer to 10M



Looks like it’s stabilizing somewhere around 35-40% new hardware purchasers which is significantly higher than Twilight Princess’s stabilization point. It also means that BotW could sell another 2-4 million by the end of the summer: and, depending on the holiday lineup, up to 8 million more over the next year; although if Nintendo drives hardware with a Pokemon game this holiday season (instead of a group of games like Metroid Prime 4 + Bayonetta 3 + third party games) the numbers could be a lot less since it’s doubtful Zelda will be as high a priority for people getting the console for Pokemon.



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Bofferbrauer2 said:
GuyDuke said:

On Wii alone, 7.26M

So BotW sold almost as much on Switch in one year as TP did LT sales on Wii? Wow, that's much better than I originally expected... well, much worse for TP to be exact, thought it would have reached closer to 10M

I think Twilight Princess on Wii is officially at 7.4m shipped. The GC version probably shipped at least 1.5m too, so it should be around 9m combined. You're not that far off of your 10m expectation.

As for Breath of the Wild, it shipped 6.7m by december. I wouldn't be surprised if it surpassed TP's shipments on Wii (7.4m) by the end of this quarter/month. Anyways, we'll know soon enough when Nintendo shows us some figures later in April. My personal expectation is 7.5m shipped on Switch.



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Jumpin said:

Looks like it’s stabilizing somewhere around 35-40% new hardware purchasers which is significantly higher than Twilight Princess’s stabilization point. It also means that BotW could sell another 2-4 million by the end of the summer: and, depending on the holiday lineup, up to 8 million more over the next year; although if Nintendo drives hardware with a Pokemon game this holiday season (instead of a group of games like Metroid Prime 4 + Bayonetta 3 + third party games) the numbers could be a lot less since it’s doubtful Zelda will be as high a priority for people getting the console for Pokemon.

Yeah, I think 8m in 2018 is too high, Pokémon or not. That would be much more than it did last year, which would be insane. But... I will say that reaching 3m is guaranteed and 4m+ a possibility. Let's see how it goes, I'm rooting for the best results possible.



Bet with Teeqoz for 2 weeks of avatar and sig control that Super Mario Odyssey would ship more than 7m on its first 2 months. The game shipped 9.07m, so I won