Zelda: Breath of the Wild chalks up a huge milestone in Japan

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Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has officially become Japan's best-selling 3D instalment in the venerable action-adventure franchise.

Know what that means? Yep, it's now outsold The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which up until recently held the crown as the biggest 3D Zelda game in Japan. It's been a while though, as OOT has maintained that position for twenty years. Blimey. 

New figures by Media Create (via Resetera) confirm that Breath of the Wild has flogged over 1.25 million units on Switch and Wii U. Impressive stuff, though even so it's only just managed to beat Ocarina of Time.

Of course, Link's open-world adventure is only the best-selling 3D Zelda if you don't take into consideration the various ports and remasters doing the rounds. With that in mind, Ocarina of Time is still top dog.

Breath of the Wild's worldwide sales have surpassed 10 million, making it one of the best-selling Switch games to date.

Not played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Then read our review and let us convince you to make the jump.

Ninty recently updated its official timeline for The Legend of Zelda to accommodate Link's latest adventure.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • Release Date: March 3, 2017
    • - 03 March 2017 (Wii U, Nintendo Switch)
  • Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, Wii U
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, RPG
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