Soaring high in the sales sky

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has sold over 1 million copies in the United States since its release on 20th November, Nintendo of America has announced.

Link's airborne adventure sold 535,000 copies in its first eight days on sale to become the fastest-selling Zelda game ever, and has since reached the major milestone of 1m copies in just over two months. It's the 45th Wii game to reach the target in the United States since the machine launched in 2006.

Of course, we all know the sales achievement pales in comparison to Skyward Sword recently being announced Nintendo Life's Game of the Year 2011, but that's life.