Zelda Breath of the Wild on Wii U and Nintendo Switch has sold impressive numbers
It was already known that Zelda Breath of the Wild Wii U and Nintendo Switch had proved 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."
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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.
The new Legend of Zelda title is currently rated as the best Wii U game of all time, beating the likes of Super Mario 3D World, Super Smash Bros. and Bayonetta 2.
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However, when it comes to user scores, Metacritic lists The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze as the top picks.
It follows the news that 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.
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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.