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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%
 
Total:62

Ocarina of Time is still the largest overall - but it has seen release across four platforms - and one of those is as part of a compilation with the Master Quest included, another is a heavily marketed remake.



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Not even close to being one of my favourites, but I am super happy for the title and recognize that this is what the series needed!



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Breath of the Wild is the game I have wanted to play ever since I heard about “Zelda 64” back in the mid 1990s. Ocarina if Time turned out great, but failed to meet the expectations I had (which were realistically unreasonable at the time). Breath of the Wild is easily one of my favourite games of all time, my favourite Zelda, and the first worthy Zelda sequel since the N64 - I am not saying WW, TO, and SS were terrible games, but they were definitely well below the bar.



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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.

I believe for the Wii U both BotW and XenoX were their most ambitious projects. Both are my fav Wii U games alongside Splatoon.



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Jumpin said:
Breath of the Wild is the game I have wanted to play ever since I heard about “Zelda 64” back in the mid 1990s. Ocarina if Time turned out great, but failed to meet the expectations I had (which were realistically unreasonable at the time). Breath of the Wild is easily one of my favourite games of all time, my favourite Zelda, and the first worthy Zelda sequel since the N64 - I am not saying WW, TO, and SS were terrible games, but they were definitely well below the bar.

In my case, BotW overworld is how I expected TP's world to be.



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Considering how much it's sold in its first year, I'd be surprised if the Switch version DIDN'T beat both versions of Ocarina of Time combined...



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

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Can you imagine 10 years from now what it will be like when they "remake" BOTW? 



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

Let's see...

The best selling game of the 5th gen was Pokemon Red/Green/Blue at 31.37 million, and the best selling game of the 8th gen is Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 at 26.46 million. I guess that means Breath of the Wild on Switch alone has actually sold 10.05 million when compared to OoT's 7.6 million.

Oh wait, never mind. I forgot, we're in the 9th gen now because of the Switch. So... the best selling 9th gen game is Super Mario Odyssey at 10.41 million...

Breath of the Wild on Switch has sold 25.55 million when compared to OoT.



Roar_Of_War said:
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

Most ridiculous spin I’ve ever read rofl. That isn’t logical at all, and even more so when you realize BOTWs numbers are barely a year old. Inflation my rear, BOTW pulled these numbers with an even smaller installbase than OoT, one of which was a dead system that wasn’t even being sold by Nintendo anymore (Wii U)

Bringing in outside games to determine that is laughable, too. They have nothing to do with the entire market.

Point is mainstream games sell more than they did in the 90s. BOTW sales figures are not as impressive as OOT's were in the 90's due to inflation of sales. The franchise has gone LESS mainstream over the years.