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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

LipeJJ said:
Nogamez said:
So this isn't life time sales just 1st year then, or maybe add a total column for Wii so we know what the Switch version needs to overcome lfetime

Breath of the Wild needs to reach around 4m to surpass TP on Wii (first year). It will be easy. 

With digital it's probably almost there now 😁



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Nogamez said:
LipeJJ said:

Breath of the Wild needs to reach around 4m to surpass TP on Wii (first year). It will be easy. 

With digital it's probably almost there now 😁

Yeah, shipped + digital was 2.7m for March. Here on VGC it has been doing 100k+ per week, without digital/shipped, so I'm pretty sure it's already around 4m (Switch) right now. ^^ 



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

Sadly, this isn't really all that helpful because we don't have the full picture without digital. Twilight Princess didn't have digital at all (unless we're including the HD re-release in with these numbers too), and I hear digital makes up anywhere from 20-30% of purchases now.



Medisti said:
Sadly, this isn't really all that helpful because we don't have the full picture without digital. Twilight Princess didn't have digital at all (unless we're including the HD re-release in with these numbers too), and I hear digital makes up anywhere from 20-30% of purchases now.

Actually, 20-30% is not the norm, especially not with Nintendo (their games tend to be more around 10% usually). Btw, as soon as Nintendo releases their figures later in July for this quarter (April/May/June) I'll update the thread with the official sales info, which includes shipped + digital. 



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

Updated with week 12!

Despite being the lowest week BotW experienced it still incresed the gap a bit. TP Wii will continue dropping little by little and I expect the very same thing to happen to BotW until Arms week (it got a big bump when MK8D released due to bigger shipments).



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

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Don't forget to update BOTW Wii U data



STARLEZZ said:
Don't forget to update BOTW Wii U data

Updates from now on will be very small for it, so I'll kinda wait for next month when Nintendo releases official figures for it. 



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

Breath of the Wild is truly a beast. Well deserved sales. Hopefully it can keep the momentum going. As much as I like Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess, it is about time that another Zelda game dethroned their sales.



tbone51 said:

If switch version can hit 10mil alone that would put zelda at at least 12mil lifetime.

Im still going with 10mil but if botw hits lets say close to or even over 8mil by years end, thw game could pull mega huge numbers. Like 15mil lol

Easy, now. I like to play optimistic as well but I have a hard time seeing more than 6 million units move this year. 



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Zelda and Nintendo games in general are more based on "legs" than in first year
Look at Ocarina 3DS which first year sold 2.5 million and now it is still growing with 4 810 000 units