The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Needs To Exceed 2 Million Units In Sales

Some interesting details regarding the much anticipated and newest title in The Legend Of Zelda series surfaced today in a recent Nintendo shareholders meeting. According to Twitter user Cheesemeister, who was kind enough to translate for us, Shigeru Miyamoto has detailed that around a hundred people are currently working on Breath Of The Wild, with over three hundred being accredited in it over the course of 5 years.

He also mentioned that in order to break even, the game will need to sell a minimum of 2 million copies to meet the high costs of production. Seeing as how The Legend Of Zelda is one of the most iconic franchises in video games, with an already established fan base, this should not pose a large challenge for Nintendo.


The game was showcased for the first time during E3 this year, where people got their first in-depth look at the demo. You can check out our impressions on the game here.

This is the 19th main installment in the Legend Of Zelda series and it is the first one to feature a truly open world, which is reportedly around 12 times larger than Twilight Princess. The land mass shown in the demo at E3 is also only around 1% of the total map size. This is also the first original Zelda game being developed in a high-definition resolution.

The Legend of Zelda

Breath Of the Wild is set to release for both the Wii U and Nintendo’s as of yet unannounced console, codenamed “NX”, sometime in 2017. To learn more about the NX, click here. Share your thoughts on the game in the comments below.

Huzaifah Durrani

Writer at GearNuke. Spends his days reading Deadpool comics and obsessing over the Elder Scrolls franchise.

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