Zelda Breath of the Wild has sold more units than Nintendo Switch consoles
Zelda: Breath of the Wild has somehow managed to sell more copies than Nintendo Switch consoles.
A month after the Nintendo Switch release date, Nintendo has released official Breath of the Wild sales stats.
Nintendo Switch sold 906,000 units in its first month on sale, while Breath of the Wild racked up 1.3 million sales between Switch and Wii U.
Bizarrely, however, the Nintendo Switch version sold 925,000 units, which is more than the console itself.
This kind of attachment rate is more impressive when you consider that Breath of the Wild wasn't bundled with the Switch console.
It's possible that some fans purchased the Collector's Edition on top of the regular version.
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The sales figures are accompanied by the news that three new Zelda amiibos will be released soon.
Nintendo revealed that they will launch three versions of Link based on models from previous games, including: Majora's Mask, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword.
On the official Nintendo site, all three figures are listed as compatible with the Nintendo Switch game: Zelda Breath of the Wild, as well as the Wii U version.
“This amiibo figure shows Link in a classic pose from the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess game, where he joined forces with a mysterious creature named Midna to lift a shroud of twilight that had fallen across the land of Hyrule,” reads the description.
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It's likely that they'll be used to unlock new outfits in Breath of the Wild.
Fans will also be hoping to see more Breath of the Wild updates, similar to version 1.1.2.
Despite vague patch notes from Nintendo, the recent update is believed to have improved the frame rate.
“Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience,” a message from Nintendo explains.
Tests showed that the game is running smoother, although more work is needed to fix the particularly troublesome areas.