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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild rises to #1 selling game this year

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Lawlight said:
tbone51 said:

And hzd was sold on a 60mil+ userbase.... Not going to factor that in right?

And those 60M people have hundreds of games to buy from.

Your logic is nowhere to be found, tons of people are buying a console for BoTW, you talk like people is buying the Switch and then buying Zelda just because they don't know what to do with it, wake up, BoTW and Switch success are very related. You give Horizon praise for selling so much despite competence with other games, but then you chose to ignore that Zelda on Switch is selling more than Horizon despite the fact that you need to buy a new 300$ console for it.



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I wonder if splatoon 2 will beat zelda.slatoon 2 has a much more broader apeal.



You do realise that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will outsell both Zelda and Horizon



tripenfall said:
It's also the best game of the year....

Not just this year. 



Great numbers, but I'm pretty sure Zelda has a much lower digital attach ratio than Horizon. I can't see a lot of people buying digital for such a large game when Switch has such a small amount of internal memory.



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Goodnightmoon said:
Lawlight said:

And those 60M people have hundreds of games to buy from.

Your logic is nowhere to be found, tons of people are buying a console for BoTW, you talk like people is buying the Switch and then buying Zelda just because they don't know what to do with it, wake up, BoTW and Switch success are very related. You give Horizon praise for selling so much despite competence with other games, but then you chose to ignore that Zelda on Switch is selling more than Horizon despite the fact that you need to buy a new 300$ console for it.

This so much. People didn't get a Switch then pick Zelda because there was no other choice. They picked Zelda and then shelled out for a Switch so they could run it. There's a big difference there.

How many people bought a PS4 for Horizon? Some, certainly. But nowhere near as many as bought a Switch for Zelda. And the majority of previous PS4 owners didn't pick the game up.



kazuyamishima said:
And then Fifa 18 and Cod WWII appears

If we compare BoTW to the FIFA and CoD that PS4 launched with it looks like its already beat their lifetime sales. It should beat both of them combined by the end of the year.

If BoTW sells over 11m it will have beat the XB1 and PS4 versions of FIFA 14 (4.2m) and CoD:Ghosts (6.77m) combined.



Nov 2016 - NES outsells PS1 (JP)

Don't Play Stationary 4 ever. Switch!

Pyro as Bill said:
kazuyamishima said:
And then Fifa 18 and Cod WWII appears

If we compare BoTW to the FIFA and CoD that PS4 launched with it looks like its already beat their lifetime sales. It should beat both of them combined by the end of the year.

If BoTW sells over 11m it will have beat the XB1 and PS4 versions of FIFA 14 (4.2m) and CoD:Ghosts (6.77m) combined.

Why would that comparison matter when talking about the best selling game this year?



pastro243 said:
Pyro as Bill said:

If we compare BoTW to the FIFA and CoD that PS4 launched with it looks like its already beat their lifetime sales. It should beat both of them combined by the end of the year.

If BoTW sells over 11m it will have beat the XB1 and PS4 versions of FIFA 14 (4.2m) and CoD:Ghosts (6.77m) combined.

Why would that comparison matter when talking about the best selling game this year?

It's comparing launch games.



Nov 2016 - NES outsells PS1 (JP)

Don't Play Stationary 4 ever. Switch!

DialgaMarine said:
Great numbers, but I'm pretty sure Zelda has a much lower digital attach ratio than Horizon. I can't see a lot of people buying digital for such a large game when Switch has such a small amount of internal memory.

Who buys a Switch and no SanDisk Card? I'm sure almost everyone have one.