Breath of the Wild breaks records in Japan, becomes best selling 3D Zelda game


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been a sales monster since it released last year. It sold just about ten million units worldwide in early 2018, smashing records and making BotW the best selling Zelda game if you don’t count remasters (we all love shiny updates to our old titles, after all).

Regardless of that caveat, BotW stomped an old record today in Japan. The title has surpassed 1.25 million copies across the Wii U and Switch, making it the best selling 3D Zelda game in the country. Ocarina of Time, highly regarded as one of the best in the Zelda series, is now in second place. Ocarina had been the top-selling 3D Zelda since 1998, meaning it was number one for 20 years. That’s unbelievably impressive.


Breath of the Wild is proving to be an unstoppable force, with no signs of slowing down. It will probably dominate sales charts everywhere for years to come…at least until the next game launches on the Switch. How do you readers feel? Surprised or indifferent over this sales data? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.