Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Zelda BotW Sells over 8.2mil by Dec 31st! (Sell thru 7.5mil)






As of December 31st, 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has outsold every Zelda game globally with the exception of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

As part of their financial results briefing earlier today, Nintendo reported that Breath of the Wild has shipped 6.7 million units worldwide on the Nintendo Switch.





With nintendo announcing sell through as in to "customers", botw switch is 6mil by years end (700k on store shelves)


They made it clear sold to consumers botw including wiiu version is 7.5mil (so wiiu botw sold through 1.5mil)


Here is the breakdown


6.7mil BotW NSW (6mil sold thru)

1.5mil+ BotW WiiU (1.5mil sold thru)

8.2mil+ NSW+WiiU (7.5mil sold thru)



More info! TP sold 8.85mil lifetime, botw needs to ship around 650k more to beat it lifetime (1.8mil for 10mil goal)


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Now the second highest selling game of the franchise. I don't think it will take long for it to pass TP.

Every sale is deserved. It is one of the greatest video games ever made.

Well deserved.

Still in its first year. This is so insane. How much will it sell lifetime? 15-20M?

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I didn't realise sales of the Wii U version had hit 1.5 million - is that info from Nintendo themselves?

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The Switch version should break Ocarina of Time's single platform record soon. That list is incomplete in sales, it is missing the 3DS ports of Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. Ocarina of Time: 10.96M Majora's Mask: 5.84M

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I didn't realise sales of the Wii U version had hit 1.5 million - is that info from Nintendo themselves?


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Really? I wouldn't have thought the WiiU version to still sell as much. In fact I didn't think it would match TP's GC version at all, but if it did then good. Will be the best sold Zelda game soon then, and shortly after that it will hold all the franchise records.