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

Pretty amazing. It will definitely surpass TP this quarter when it turns 1 year old.



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That's great for Nintendo and I'm happy to see them being successful again, but it's sad for me since it's easily my least favorite Zelda and the sales/reception it got means I'll never get my classic 3D Zelda back.



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Would it make sense to add all versions together? Like: OOT + OOT3D = 12.7mil TP GameCUbe + TP Wii + TP WiiU = 10mil BOTW Switch + BOTW WiiU = 7.5mil



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Vini256 said:
That's great for Nintendo and I'm happy to see them being successful again, but it's sad for me since it's easily my least favorite Zelda and the sales/reception it got means I'll never get my classic 3D Zelda back.

Never say never. I thought I’d have the same issue with BotW, but it turns out I can’t go back to other Zeldas because they feel so contrived. xD

Anyway, I think they will do some spin offs so something interesting might be coming.



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S.Peelman said:
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.

I knew the WiiU version would stull sell at least 1 mil.  There was a small sect of WiiU owners that got that version out of principal and still doibted Switch at that time.  Then you had the people that wanted to upgrade, but with the Switch being sold out for so long they couldn't.  Many of these people opted for the WiiU version as well so that they could at least play one of, if not the most, hyped Zelda games of all time.

 

So at the end if the day, keeping the WiiU version intact was a smart move on Nintendo's part.  Could you imagine the people that got the WiiU for BotW, just to have it completely moved to Switch?  The backlash would be hard to bounce back from.  People were mad enough (and WRONGLY so) at the decision to make it a cross gen release.  I don't even want to think about how mad some would be if it were Switch only.



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LipeJJ said:
Vini256 said:
That's great for Nintendo and I'm happy to see them being successful again, but it's sad for me since it's easily my least favorite Zelda and the sales/reception it got means I'll never get my classic 3D Zelda back.

Never say never. I thought I’d have the same issue with BotW, but it turns out I can’t go back to other Zeldas because they feel so contrived. xD

Anyway, I think they will do some spin offs so something interesting might be coming.

"Never" is probably a bit much, but it'll probably take 10-15 years until people get tired of the whole open-world/do it in any order thing, and even then it'll never be the same thing again since they'll likely keep stuff like voice acting (Which I didn't like at all).

Would be great if I got that gameplay back through a spinoff but that's highly unlikely to happen imo, since every Zelda spinoff has been vastly different from the main series style (Crossbow Training was a small minigame/tech demo, Hyrule Warriors is just a Musou game, there's the Tingle games on DS too, etc).

I also personally don't get this "I can't go back to other Zeldas" feeling because to me BotW is a completely different genre compared to the previous games.



Vini256 said:
LipeJJ said:

Never say never. I thought I’d have the same issue with BotW, but it turns out I can’t go back to other Zeldas because they feel so contrived. xD

Anyway, I think they will do some spin offs so something interesting might be coming.

"Never" is probably a bit much, but it'll probably take 10-15 years until people get tired of the whole open-world/do it in any order thing, and even then it'll never be the same thing again since they'll likely keep stuff like voice acting (Which I didn't like at all).

Would be great if I got that gameplay back through a spinoff but that's highly unlikely to happen imo, since every Zelda spinoff has been vastly different from the main series style (Crossbow Training was a small minigame/tech demo, Hyrule Warriors is just a Musou game, there's the Tingle games on DS too, etc).

I also personally don't get this "I can't go back to other Zeldas" feeling because to me BotW is a completely different genre compared to the previous games.

I’m somewhere in the middle between you guys. I love Breath of the Wild, but I also love Ocarina, Majora, Wind Waker, TP, and SS. Great game design comes in many forms.

And even if Zelda as a series doesn’t return to the 1992-2013 model, you still have a lot of “clones” like Ittle Dew, Blossom Tales, and, I imagine, Darksiders 3. So there’s hope!



fedfed said:
Would it make sense to add all versions together? Like: OOT + OOT3D = 12.7mil TP GameCUbe + TP Wii + TP WiiU = 10mil BOTW Switch + BOTW WiiU = 7.5mil

I think it’s fair to have those when comparing any sort of multi-platform complication of numbers. It will also make the number BotW hits all that more impressive when it finally surpasses those.

On a single platform, BotW is already well on its way to #1. That number matters too.

 

It’s a shame we don’t have VC numbers. Back in the day, VGCarts made an attempt at tracking those, but not in any proper way.



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