Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity surpasses 4 million units shipped

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Let the good sales roll: Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has shipped more than 4 million units worldwide since its launch on Nintendo Switch in November 2020, according to its official Japanese Twitter. Age of Calamity is simultaneously a sequel, a prequel, and a spinoff, making it a really odd duck, yet developer Omega Force succeeded to an awesome degree at recreating the world and vibe of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in a Musou setting. That has translated into healthy sales, and in Japan, the developers are celebrating by putting the game on sale until January 10. (It is currently not discounted on the North American eShop.)

However, the little wrinkle here is that Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity actually shipped 3 million copies in its first four days on the market, and that number had climbed to 3.5 million by the end of 2020. So, in reality, Age of Calamity didn’t see anywhere near as much sales traction in 2021 as it did in 2020, if it only recently hit 4 million units shipped. That would suggest the game’s DLC wasn’t a major sales driver either. Nonetheless, Koei Tecmo and Omega Force must be extremely pleased with the sales of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, since it was already the bestselling Musou game ever when it had shipped 3 million units, let alone the 4 million announced today.

Incidentally, there’s also one other odd thing we learned about Age of Calamity today: It was an absolute nightmare for Omega Force to make the grass in the game.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!