Will Zelda Breath Of The Wild Surpass Twilight Princess In Sales?

Since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released earlier in March many people have been purchasing the game due to the popularity of the Nintendo Switch.  Zelda: Breath of the Wild similar to Twilight Princess which was released during 00’s came out on the same day as the game console did.  The fact that Nintendo had already had released a Zelda game before a Mario title for the Switch goes to show everyone how popular series truly is.  When the  Wii was first released in November 2006  the sales for that console were incredible and eventually when on to be Nintendo’s best selling home console ever.  Since its release the Nintendo Wii has sold over 101 million units worldwide while The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess managed to sell over 7 million copies.  As of right now there are not too many games available for the Nintendo Switch since the console is brand new.  However, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is currently the main attraction for the Nintendo Switch and since its release the game has reportedly sold at least 187,379 units in Japan during its first week.

While Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a great game for the Nintendo Switch the game takes up almost half of the storage space on the console.  While some people may complain about the amount of gigabyte storage it takes up others would argue that the experience is well worth it.  The cel-shaded graphics and the optimal visual features that Breath of the Wild has makes the game very appealing.  Also, the lighter tone Breath of the Wild uses in comparison to the darker vibes of Twilight Princess makes this game an interesting addition to the series in general.  As of right now it may be too early to tell whether or not Breath of the Wild will eventually surpass Twilight Princess in terms of sales.  But its quite possible that in seven or eight years that Breath of the Wild can be recognized as one of the best selling games in franchise’s history.


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