Zelda: Breath of the Wild breaks Record in Japan


There is no shortage of news about how good things are going for Nintendo right now; where record after record is crumbled by the Switch console and its games. Today, we thought to offer such a treat, as it is now clear that The mega hit Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (after less than eleven months on the market), have already become the best selling Zelda game in Japan since The Legend of Zelda: Majoras Mask for the Nintendo 64.

Zelda: Ocarina of Time still number one

This great news was confirmed by Media Create, which states that 957 752 Breath of the Wild games where sold in the country. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time from 1998 still leads though; and have sold 1.25 million copies – but it’s probably just a matter of time before Ocarina of Time gets beaten by Link’s latest adventure.

Things have undoubtedly been going well for Nintendo and its Switch the latest couple of months; and there’s been a lot of news of  this all over the world…


In other News

It took the Switch barely eleven months, mor time wasn’t needed for Nintendo to pass the four year long lead Xbox One had in Spain; this confirms  Spanish gaming news. The Xbox One has sold nearly 300,000 units in the country and Switch have now sold more than that. Data also indicates that the Switch may have passed the Xbox One, in Italy, but there is no direct confirmation.

It should be added that these three countries have been historically weak for the Xbox-brand and, in particular, Spain is a very reliable Playstation country. Still, it is obviously very impressive by Nintendo Switch, as well as proof that Microsoft has to work with – A lot, actually.

Catching up in France as well

In France, the Switch has passed the WiiU, but has only sold half of what the Xbox One have accomplished. This according to any French page that received numbers from Nintendo. If the Switch continues to sell well, it will pass the Xbox soon.

Some big chains in Spain and Portugal stopped having Xbox on the shelves for about two years ago, so this is not that unexpected. The same thing happened to Wii U in the UK where it sold so badly that many sellers did not think there was any point in selling it at all.

Anyway, some great news for Nintendo!