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The Official Legend of Zelda Thread: BotW Sells 16.34 Million on Switch, Link’s Awakening Sells 4.19 Million

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Which would you rather see?

3D Zeldas get the 2D treatment 5 41.67%
 
2D Zeldas get the 3D treatment 5 41.67%
 
Neither 2 16.67%
 
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RolStoppable said:
Mar1217 said:

Can't wait for the fiscal reveal at the end of this month. This is gonna be interesting !

It would be shocking if LM3 didn't win the comparison against LA. The games released only 1.5 months apart, so that's only a small advantage in time for LA; not enough to stay ahead of LM3 which has been a more popular title right out of the gate.

If it did, then great ! I'll still maintain my prediction though. I do think LA managed to make a gap too big for LM3 to catch up in time.



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I don't doubt that LM3 outsold LA over the holiday. I'm not looking at LM3 as competition for LA though. LA is already a massive success, zooming past the DX version in a week, so if it has even decent legs it'll end up above the original, I'd suspect it's probably there already. If it's lucky it might manage to outsell the original and DX versions combined in lifetime sales, which would put it selling more than OOT3D! It'd be in the top 5 Zelda games (until BOTW2 comes out)! That's crazy! Yet it seems quite possible that this remake will end up being the best selling 2D Zelda after the original! So I can't say I care if Luigi outsells it. Good for Luigi, he deserves the success.



4.19m for LA while BOTW NS version is at 16.3m now bringing the game's total to 18.3m effectively it should hit 20m total in June at the current rate.



Wyrdness said:

4.19m for LA while BOTW NS version is at 16.3m now bringing the game's total to 18.3m effectively it should hit 20m total in June at the current rate.

Thread title updated! Thanks Wyrdness :)



Fun fact BOTW on Switch has actually caught up to Odyssey to the point the's only a 300k gap now between the games, LA I think can cross the 5m mark maybe even 6m LT if legs are like other titles. BOTW 2 should be monstrous if pushed and if we get another 2D remake I hope we get either an Oracles or Minish Cap one.



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Wyrdness said:
Fun fact BOTW on Switch has actually caught up to Odyssey to the point the's only a 300k gap now between the games, LA I think can cross the 5m mark maybe even 6m LT if legs are like other titles. BOTW 2 should be monstrous if pushed and if we get another 2D remake I hope we get either an Oracles or Minish Cap one.

It's crazy to see how big the franchise got and mostly thanks to social media, critics and WoM for Botw. People are more than ever consulting reviews and critics for films, music and games so they are now more aware of the quality titles Nintendo is putting out other than Mario games. It is just crazy how a Zelda game will beat a 3D Mario game in sales.. And LA almost reaching Oot sales while just being a remake of a 2D game. Sure it's mainly a new game but it just shows how insanely popular the franchise has become in like only 3 years.



I'd say at this rate, by summer LA should have outsold Zelda II and Wind Waker, and after next holiday it'll probably be over ALTTP and Phantom Hourglass. Outselling OOT3D and the original LA+LADX lifetime still not out of reach.



WiiU version = 1.67M
Total = 18.01M



LGBTDBZBBQ said:
WiiU version = 1.67M
Total = 18.01M

WiiU  version is actually at least 2m we know that from the Japan sales thread as when it still charted it sold enough to put the total at 2m back then.

On another note NS version alone has now passed Vice City's PS2 sales.