Zelda Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch
Zelda: Breath of the Wild may not have topped the sales charts for March, but it did beat some of its biggest rivals.
The Nintendo Switch and Wii U blockbuster was the second best-selling game in March, behind only Ghost Recon Wildlands.
According to NPD sales data, it charted above Mass Effect Andromeda and Horizon Zero Dawn in North America.
And the good news doesn't end there, because Nintendo physical sales stand at a record-breaking 1.3 million for the month of March.
GTA 5, Nier Automata, For Honor and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare also make the top 10, while 1-2 Switch and Super Bomberman R are in the top 20.
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The March NPD charts in full:
- Ghost Recon: Wildlands
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Mass Effect: Andromeda
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- MLB 17: The Show
- Grand Theft Auto 5
- For Honor
- NBA 2K17
- Nier: Automata
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
- Battlefield 1
- 1-2 Switch
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
- Super Bomberman R
- FIFA 17
- Lego Worlds
- Madden NFL 17
It was recently revealed that Zelda: Breath of the Wild 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.