Assuming Remasters and Re-Releases Don’t Count
Remember two months ago when Breath of the Wild was the second best-selling Zelda game of all time? Well, now it’s number one! Mostly. Assuming updated versions and remasters don’t count. Which they honestly shouldn’t. These things happen so fast, don’t they?
Between the two versions of the game (Nintendo Switch and Wii U), The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold around 9.98 million units. This puts it well ahead of Twillight Princess (8.85 million) and Ocarina of Time (7.6 million). Both of those games have had at least a decade to rack up sales, while Breath of the Wild has been out for just over a year.
However, if you want to get all technical and precise, both of those games have also had updated versions release on newer systems. When you combine sales figures like that, Breath of the Wild is still around number three in terms of sales. Although it’s pretty telling that you need to do that at all in order to keep Breath of the Wild from taking number one in the rankings. It will be of particular interest to see where this game’s final sales figures end up, once the appropriate amount of time has passed.