Zelda Breath of the Wild news: New updates and sales figures
The next big release is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, although in terms of original content, fans can look forward to the releases of NBA 2K18 and FIFA 18 later this year.
For the time being though, Zelda Breath of the Wild is going to remain the biggest title available and will also start to see new DLC content released this summer.
While not directly part of that, new Amiibo figures are also coming to the game, which look set to unlock some of the missing content from the game.
New Legend of Zelda figures were shown during the Nintendo Direct presentation, confirming that three new Amiibos will make their debut very 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.
These will land on June 23 and while it wasn’t confirmed during the Direct presentation, it seems more than likely that they will help unlock missing outfits from the game.
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,” the full description reads for one.
The official guidebook for the game has confirmed that there are currently two outfits that can’t be collected right now, The Skyward Sword outfit and Fierce Deity outfit.
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It follows the recent release of Zelda Breath of the Wild update 1.1.2, with another round of vague patch notes released by Nintendo.
“Adjustments have been made to make for a more pleasant gaming experience,” a message from Nintendo explains.
Gamers have confirmed that a similar patch has been released for Zelda Breath of the Wild Wii U, with much the same way in terms of explanation.
Fans were forced to ask around on Reddit to find out what other changes might have occurred, appearing to confirm that a useful glitch and another bug have been removed.
“On my end, it appears they removed the horseback Bokoblin arrow farming exploit. After collecting 10 or so arrows, subsequent shots never spawn an arrow pickup,” one fan wrote.
“I'm not sure if this is the update, but I noticed wolf link correctly has 3 hearts today instead of the 20 hearts it used to have (on Switch version)."
“Played the game, it was very pleasant. Good job Nintendo.”
“It doesn't make Korok Forest run any smoother, nor does it remove the infinite stamina run glitch. Not sure what other major areas to look at.”
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It was already known that Zelda Breath of the Wild Wii U and Nintendo Switch had proved popular titles but now there are more impressive stats to back that up.
Nintendo announced today that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has now sold a total of 1.3 million units when combined on both devices.
The Nintendo Switch game version sold 925,000 copies, while almost 460,000 have been shipped so far on The Wii U.
Add to that these are only based on the combined physical and digital sales in the US only, and you can imagine how relieved Nintendo will be for deciding to delay multiple times has paid off.
Nintendo also announced today that the Nintendo Switch has sold more 906,000 units in the US during March, meaning that some fans may have bought two copies.
"That means that Nintendo sold more of this game [Breath of the Wild] for Nintendo Switch than it sold Nintendo Switch systems, for an attach rate of more than 100 percent," Nintendo said.
"This may be attributed to people who purchased both a limited edition of the game to collect and a second version to play."
It could also mean that players may have first bought the game for their Wii U, before deciding to go out and buy a Nintendo Switch.
Meanwhile, Zelda Breath of the Wild in the UK also provided a boost to the Wii U, with 50,000 software sales reported in March.