Breath of the Wild Becomes The Legend of Zelda's Best-Selling Title

After releasing the financials for their games over the past year, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has officially become the best selling game in the entire series but under very specific guidelines. The record break comes from the combined total of Nintendo Switch and Wii U sales, which put it over 10 million copies sold, putting it over the current record holder in that area being The Ocarina of Time. However, that is from first-run sales within the first couple years of a game being released. When it comes to that category, Breath of the Wild is unmatched. However…

Breath of the Wild Becomes The Legend of Zelda's Best-Selling Title

The game has yet to break overall sales in a game's lifetime. What we mean by that is total sales from re-releases, HD remasters, special editions, etc. Right now, as of when we write this, the game sits in third place for that category, with Twilight Princess in second with 10.8 million and The Ocarina of Time in first place with just over 11 million. So why are we writing about this right now? Because Breath of the Wild keeps selling copies as we speak, as people continue to buy Switch consoles and usually pick up either Zelda or Mario as their first title. Gamer comfort food, if you will. So it's only a matter of months before we're back here telling you it's topped the Zelda mountain.

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.