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The Legend(s) of Zelda: Most Popular So Far

I just finished reading through an interesting article on https://www.rpgsite.net/news/6716-the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-becomes-the-second-best-selling-entry-in-the-series that lists which Zelda games have sold the most units, worldwide.

In my mind, I always sort of imagined that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time would hold a permanent spot on the top of that list. Let’s call it 90s bias, shall we?

As you can imagine, I was surprised (though not unpleasantly) when I read that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess holds the number one spot with a whopping 9 million units sold during it’s lifetime. 9 million units, where Ocarina of Time came in at about 7.5 million.

Considering the disparity between technologies and general video game popularity of the release dates for the two games, I’ll still count that as a win for Ocarina of Time (you can take a kid out of the 90’s, etc. etc….) 😉.

Let’s not forget Nintendo’s most recent blockbuster though. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is on the up and up. Having already sold more units than Ocarina of Time, could this be the one Zelda game to rule them all?

Let me know what you think and which Zelda game is your favorite, in the comments below.

3 thoughts on “The Legend(s) of Zelda: Most Popular So Far

  1. You already know mine’s Ocarina of Time too! I’m also surprised to find that Twilight Princess is the highest selling rather than OoT. While I enjoyed TP, I remember it receiving a lot of criticism upon release so that makes it even more surprising.

    Also- honorable mention to Wind Waker! I love that game so much. I think it’s time for a replay of that soon.

  2. A much needed honorable mention at that! After Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask on the 64, Wind Waker was the first big leap in technology and innovation for the Zelda series. Fighting was more fluid than it ever had been, the world felt bigger than before and the art style was such a great and unique new take on the series.

    I can’t wait to see what else Nintendo has planned!

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