Apr 27th, 2017

During its yearly financial report, Nintendo revealed just how well Zelda: Breath of the Wild did: the game sold an impressive 3.82 million units on the Switch and Wii U during its first month.

Earlier today, Nintendo revealed that the Switch had sold 2.74 million units during the first month.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold 2.76 million units on the Switch and 1.08 million units on the Wii U. With those numbers, Nintendo confirmed an odd occurence for Zelda BOTW: the game has sold more units on the Switch than Switch consoles.

The game is also the only Wii U game to sell over 1 million units during the 2016 fiscal year, which started April 2016 and ended March 2017.

Here’s a complete list of the best selling Nintendo games in fiscal year 2016, by platform:


  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 2,760,000 units


  • Pokémon Sun / Moon – 15,440,000
  • Super Mario Maker – 2,340,000
  • Mario Kart 7 – 1,970,000
  • Pokémon Omega Ruby / Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – 1,900,000
  • Pokémon X / Pokémon Y – 1,410,000
  • Kirby: Planet Robobot – 1,360,000
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 1,030,000

Wii U

  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 1,080,000 units


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