Breath of the Wild Becomes the Second Best-Selling Zelda Game

One of the biggest talking points from Nintendo's Earnings Report (which we'll talk about more in-depth this week) comes from their breakout Nintendo Switch hit The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. According to the report, it has become the second best selling Zelda title in Nintendo's history, showing that the Nintendo Switch version scored 6.7 million units sold on a global scale, with the Wii U version clocking in at 1.08 million units sold, which combined puts the grand total to 7.78 million units, so far. A pretty decent feat considering the amount of Nintendo Switch consoles sold across the world combined with Wii U units.

Breath of the Wild Becomes the Second Best-Selling Zelda Game

There's still plenty of time for people to help Breath of The Wild surpass the all-time leader in the series, which right now is Twilight Princess, with the goal of nine million units sold over the course of the game's lifetime. That game too had some help being sold over two consoles in the Game Cube and the original Wii, which a few different sites have been finding fascinating in comparison. Considering that we're probably a year or so away from seeing the game make it's way to the 3DS, and as the Switch continues to be purchased as more units become available, it's only a matter of time before Breath of the Wild becomes the new champion.

Enjoyed this? Please share on social media!

Gavin SheehanAbout Gavin Sheehan

Gavin is the current Games Editor for Bleeding Cool. He has been a lifelong geek who can chat with you about comics, television, video games, and even pro wrestling. He can also teach you how to play Star Trek chess, be your Mercy on Overwatch, recommend random cool music, and goes rogue in D&D. He also enjoys hundreds of other geeky things that can't be covered in a single paragraph. Follow @TheGavinSheehan on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vero, for random pictures and musings.
Comments will load 8 seconds after page. Click here to load them now.