The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a great landmark from Nintendo. The game won a number of top ratings. Meanwhile, the adventure has also set a remarkable record.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

With that, Nintendo has thrown a really nice board on the market. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild cleared right after its release Top ratings a. On Metacritic, the Metascore stands at 97 points. The game was also able to convince us in the test and achieved a very good rating with 9 out of 10 points. But … ♪ Choo Choo! ♪ … do you hear that? The hype train still seems to be on the move – at full throttle!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo Switch)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo Switch)

Link came, saw and became a bestseller (again)

In the Nintendo eShop Breath of the Wild has remained constant on the since its release on March 3, 2017 Top ten best-selling games for the Switch. No wonder, after all, the game became sold almost 20 million times (Source: Video Games Wiki). About 107 million copies of the entire franchise were brought to the man (or woman). BotW is responsible for almost 19 percent of the sold games in the Zelda series – there are 14 other games. Not even Ocarina of Time can hold a candle to it, it has "only" been sold more than 13 million times.

Do you want to save money? These pearls are cheap to have:

Start the photo gallery(12 pictures)

The best Switch games for under 20 euros

One of the most popular Switch games

Close 18.6 million copies by Breath of the Wild were sold for the Nintendo Switch (it was also released for the Wii). Unfortunately, Link does not make it to the podium of the best-selling Switch games. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate occupy places one to three (status: June 2020). Link, however, is fishing 4th place the consolation prize. But at least, with almost 62 million switch consoles sold (as of: June 2020) to have 30 percent of Switch owners – almost every third person – bought the game. And sales continue to grow. So when you finally treat yourself to a Switch next Black Friday, why not buy Breath of the Wild?

Johannes Repp
Johannes Repp, GIGA expert.

Is the article helpful?