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

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.



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

How much did TP reach in total?



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



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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.



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

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

LipeJJ said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

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.

Could you tell me which week in the first post includes Dec. 31, 2017? 



The_Liquid_Laser said:
LipeJJ said:

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.

Could you tell me which week in the first post includes Dec. 31, 2017? 

Sure. It's week 45, when it did about 125k.



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