Earlier this year, Nintendo revealed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild had sold almost ten million units worldwide. This technically made it the best-selling Zelda outing of all time - if you didn’t include remasters of existing releases.
As revealed by Media Create last week, Breath of the Wild has now surpassed another milestone. In Japan, it’s sold more than 1.25 million copies across the Switch and Wii U. This places it ahead of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - which has held the top spot as the best-selling 3D Zelda game since 1998. This now makes Link's latest modern outing the best-selling 3D Zelda title of all-time in Nintendo's homeland.
Considering the overall popularity of the Switch in Japan, along with Breath of the Wild being a launch game, this explains why sales for this Zelda have been so impressive. The question is, will it be able to stay in this position as long as Ocarina of Time?
What do you think about Breath of the Wild breaking all of these records? Should Nintendo experiment more with the franchise to ensure it remains fresh? Are you still playing this game? Tell us below.