May 8th, 2013

That’s probably not a question you ask yourself on a regular basis, but for fun, real estate firm Movoto decided to see just how much a huge castle like Hyrule Castle would retail for in real world conditions. Since the company didn’t really have measurements to go off of and it can’t tell if the neighbors are doing anything illicit, some of these calculations are a little fudged. Okay, most of them are. Still, it’s an interesting read!


Thanks, Adam!

[via Movoto]

local_offer    Legend of Zelda  Nintendo  wii u  

    Cool, cool.

  • Gillian


  • Jonn McNally

    113 million? If I were Bill Gates…

    • bizzy gie

      If I were Carlos Slim (currently the richest man in the world).

    • u can get ocarina for 40$

  • Frank

    you’d have to be a multi-billionaire to own that

    • Adrian

      Or just have half a billion dollars (gotta add in yearly tax and upkeep)

  • Nintedward

    It’s worth a Good 100,000,000 Rupees at least…

    • Zuxs13

      how many giant wallets will you need to hold all those rupees

      • Adrian

        haha damn, I can only hold 1000 rupees..or is it 999?

        • Jon

          skyward sword lets you hold 9,900 😀

          • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

            IT OVER 9000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Nintedward


        You know what was wierd. Before I looked at the evaluation (on the article) I estimated 100 mill Rupees. I wrote that comment before I went up and read the article xD

  • Dominic Coradazzi

    Hyrule = Italy?
    Did anyone else read that with a quizzical expression?

    • Adrian

      Hyrule’s surroundings or castle design looked like it was in Italy. or something. Anyways, not something to take seriously. haha.

  • Zombie Boy

    So let’s get this straight: In every Zelda game, I’m running around in Italy???


      Or Kensington!

  • Guhtere

    113 million? Pfffft…That’s pocket change for me!

  • That’s all? I’ll take two.

    • bizzy gie

      Where’d you get those rupees from?

      • Dude! You have no idea how many pots I had to break and grass I had to cut with my Master Sword to get those rupees.

  • Noel Canales

    I say sell the imaginary castle in cyberspace to world or warcraft fans and use money to bail out Cyprus!

    • Destructonator101

      save Cyprus!

  • Mr. Nick

    Hmm….than how much is Princess Peach’s castle worth?

  • Squid

    I would buy that lol,

  • Mookymuke

    Ill build this

  • Tecpedz94

    “There is a lot of math involved in finding out the square footage ….. check our article for the break down” Nah!! I just finished my school semester I’m not down to see any math for a while…

  • BlackInferno

    Hah, that’s like 1 AAA game development and production cost. Yo Nintendo, you should totally take the time to make this. And put the real Nintendo Land in it while you’re at it, I’d totally fly to Japan to…er, Italy to try that out. So, does this make our elf a cousin of our plumber?

    • RyuNoHadouken

      what are you smoking? no game has ever come close to costing that much!!

      • ezquimacore

        just Gta V

      • BlackInferno

        For all development costs, testing, marketing, producing and shipping it out, yes, some actually have broken $100 million. I don’t specifically know which games, but I remember it from some developer interview I read somewhere a while back, and I’ve heard it a few times in a few other places since. It was talking about rising costs in developing and producing videogames as each generation passes and they need bigger teams and ect stuff to fully utilize it and stand out. Fine, that’s the price of 2 AAA titles. That make you feel better? And 2 big games could easily cost that much.

        • RyuNoHadouken
          • BlackInferno

            Wow, I heard that the Old Republic was expensive, but 200, that’s insane. It’s all good, and I learnt some fun facts from that wiki article, so thanks. It’s crazy when you think about how these hundred million dollar projects only cost $60 to play. Makes games suddenly feel cheap from this end

  • Peter Rogers

    take my fkn money!!!

  • kevinxDxD

    Please, make this a reality! I would love to visit Italy just to see the Hyrule Castle!

  • howling_wolf1334:[

    Okk, I’ll take two to go, please!!!

  • Linskarmo

    That’s so geeky. I like it. I’d buy it, too, if I could and if it was real. I never would’ve guessed that Hyrule was in Italy, but it makes sense. 😉

  • Geoffrey Tasker

    un-related but NRS stated that Injustice DLC should be available on Wii-U this summer

  • Chiwawa

    sold! i’ll be back. gotta go smash a couple of pots, and cut a few peoples grass…

  • METHical reality

    Not in Vatican city? then i’ll pass

  • £149 For wii u in england and its still not selling. Nuf said..

    • Arthur Jarret

      Because the pound is over-inflated? Yeah, that’s a real problem.

      You should’ve just got the euro when you had the chance.

      • ICHI

        My God I hate Gordon Brown! On a side note I hate the word “Math” too, it make seemingly intelligent arguments sound dumb.

  • jesse tankersley
  • WarioForever

    The castle from Twiligth Princess was WAY bigger and taller.
    So, how much does THAT castle worth?
    -surely more than ocarina’s castle-

  • César Antonio Arias Velarde

    You lost me at the inches and foots.

  • theJeenior

    If we assume Hylian rupees are the same as Indian rupees, that means it would cost approximately 6.19 billion rupees…Have fun collecting that in OoT!

  • Michael Jurado

    add another 100 million to zombie proof the castle and we are set