Sequel Delay Boosts Zelda Sales: BOTW

Sequel Delay Boosts Zelda Sales: BOTW

This Tuesday, March 29, we woke up to the news that the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild It had been delayed until summer 2023, so Nintendo Switch players would have to wait another year. This news disappointed some fans but also caused an increase in sales of the first game.

Tomorrow we’ll have this week’s UK best-selling games chart, but in the meantime Christopher Dring of GI.biz gave us a sneak peek at what to expect. According to Dring, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold 60% more than last week, after the announcement of the delay of its sequel.

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Nintendo doesn’t release digital sales data, so GFK Entertainment’s week-to-week information only takes physical versions into account. Although The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was not in the top 40 best sellers last week, we may see it on the list tomorrow.

The day after it was announced that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 will run until 2023, Nintendo’s stock fell a bit, but Nintendo shouldn’t be worried given the surge in sales of the first game.

Read more: Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 could offer multiplayer options on Nintendo Switch.

In October of last year it was said that Nintendo had ordered that the localization of Zelda BOTW 2 be restarted, as they considered that it was not up to what the Japanese version expressed. However, it was said that this would not affect the development of the game, so the reasons for its delay are unknown.

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