Nintendo’s first-party releases this year have been somewhat scattered due to the ongoing pandemic. Revealing new games towards the end of the year showcasing only a few titles to release this Fall was of course unfavorable. While platforming fans got to play Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Mario 35, these re-releases have been plenty to tide some people over until the next big installments of these franchises. One of these series is of course Zelda with the much anticipated Breath of the Wild sequel still in development. Alongside many other projects still in the works like Metroid Prime 4 and New Pokemon Snap; Nintendo is still riding the year out with a new warriors game in the style of Breath of the Wild. In a recent sales report in a Japanese magazine, Famitsu, we now have accurate numbers on the sales of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Thanks to a Siliconera translation, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has surpassed the 3 million sales mark making it the fastest-selling warriors type game ever.
With the emphasis and flair resembling the past war discussed in Breath of the Wild, Age of Calamity delivers that full story to give players a good prequel experience. Compared to Super Mario 3D All-Stars which sold 5 million in two weeks, the Zelda brand has significantly created great interest in the warriors genre. Reaching 300% more sales than the original Hyrule Warriors game is very impressive for how many re-releases and editions the title has received. Unfortunately, the game is not the top seller in its own region being beaten out by Konami’s Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban. Despite the board game taking the top spot, for now, the sales numbers indicate a great interest in the world and the upcoming sequel to Breath of the Wild. Make sure to check back for more info on the upcoming sequel game to Breath of the Wild next year.
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