February 6, 2017
Breath of the Wild has been a massive critical and commercial success for Nintendo. Along with countless Game of the Year awards, the game has also sold amazingly well. In Nintendo’s earnings report for the six-month period ended September 2017, the company announced that the Switch version of the game has sold 6.7 million copies, and the Wii U version has sold 1.08 million copies. This makes Breath of the Wild the second best selling Zelda game of all time, trailing only Twilight Princess. Considering the Switch is still selling incredibly well, it is probably only a matter of time until Breath of the Wild flies past the 9 million copies needed to become the best selling Zelda game ever!
You can check out the entire earnings report here.