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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be the most successful Zelda title combined across all versions.

Yes. 55 88.71%
 
No. 3 4.84%
 
Maybe so. 4 6.45%
 
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curl-6 said:
VAMatt said:
It is definitely the best Zelda game. I hope it outsells all the rest, so that Nintendo will get the picture and make another one like it.

Agreed, also so that Nintendo gets the message that when they invest in making epic ambitious games it pays off. They played it way too safe from 2012-2016, nearly nothing they released during that time had any real ambition.

Ehmmm, Splatoon??



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OTBWY said:
curl-6 said:

Agreed, also so that Nintendo gets the message that when they invest in making epic ambitious games it pays off. They played it way too safe from 2012-2016, nearly nothing they released during that time had any real ambition.

Ehmmm, Splatoon??

Splatoon was a cool and fresh (I'll see myself out) new IP, but it wasn't really ambitious or epic in the way that Breath of the Wild is.



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curl-6 said:
OTBWY said:

Ehmmm, Splatoon??

Splatoon was a cool and fresh (I'll see myself out) new IP, but it wasn't really ambitious or epic in the way that Breath of the Wild is.

I think it was fairly ambitious, taking on a genre they had only dabbed in a little.



OTBWY said:
curl-6 said:

Splatoon was a cool and fresh (I'll see myself out) new IP, but it wasn't really ambitious or epic in the way that Breath of the Wild is.

I think it was fairly ambitious, taking on a genre they had only dabbed in a little.

It was daring, but I was talking more in terms of scope and production value.



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contestgamer said:
Not bad, but when counting sales inflation of games compared to the 90's its really closer to being 5 million to OOT's 7.6. Take the best selling game of this gen and compare it to the best selling game of the ps/n64 gen to find the difference then divide BOTW numbers with that difference to get pre inflation sales numbers. Decent but not ground breaking

I'm not sure that's how it works.

It's not like with money, and there already were 10m, 20m, 30m and even a 40m seller in the generations beforehand. In fact, I'd say software sales of the top 5th and 6th gen games are a bit disappointing compared to those of the gens before and after those, but that's a different story altogether.



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It looks like Breath of the Wild (on Switch alone) will double the previous record holder.



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curl-6 said:
OTBWY said:

I think it was fairly ambitious, taking on a genre they had only dabbed in a little.

It was daring, but I was talking more in terms of scope and production value.

Well, BOTW doesn't have the production value of your typical western AAA games from what we heard when they said they only needed 2M copies sold to break.



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contestgamer said:
Not bad, but when counting sales inflation of games compared to the 90's its really closer to being 5 million to OOT's 7.6. Take the best selling game of this gen and compare it to the best selling game of the ps/n64 gen to find the difference then divide BOTW numbers with that difference to get pre inflation sales numbers. Decent but not ground breaking

Notice that it's barely been a year - both the franchise, and that it's a launch title would lead us to believe that the game should easily sell another 50% over what it's currently at.



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contestgamer said:
Not bad, but when counting sales inflation of games compared to the 90's its really closer to being 5 million to OOT's 7.6. Take the best selling game of this gen and compare it to the best selling game of the ps/n64 gen to find the difference then divide BOTW numbers with that difference to get pre inflation sales numbers. Decent but not ground breaking

Does that make The Legend of Zelda (NES) the king then?



contestgamer said:
Not bad, but when counting sales inflation of games compared to the 90's its really closer to being 5 million to OOT's 7.6. Take the best selling game of this gen and compare it to the best selling game of the ps/n64 gen to find the difference then divide BOTW numbers with that difference to get pre inflation sales numbers. Decent but not ground breaking

What?