Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has become Japan's best-selling entry in the venerable action-RPG series in 19 years. Not only that, but it's currently sitting pretty in second place only to 1998's Ocarina of Time as the biggest thing to come out of Hyrule in the past two decades. 

According to Japanese Media Create data (via resetera), Link's open-world behemoth has notched up an impressive 957,752 units in Japan as of last week. That's not including digital sales or the Wii U version of Breath of the Wild either, we might add.

By comparison, Nintendo 64 classic Ocarina of Time has shifted 1.25 million units over a 20-year period. Curiously, the previous second best-selling Zelda game was Phantom Hourglass on DS, narrowly beating out fan-favourite Majora's Mask. 

Poor old Skyward Sword and A Link Between Worlds didn't get as much love as they probably deserved however, although they still outsold The Minish Cap, which is the lowest-selling entry since 1998. Sob. 

Got a Switch? Not played Breath of the Wild? Then feast your eyes on our review to find out why you absolutely need to give the pointy-eared protagonist your undivided attention. 

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