The Legend of Zelda - Global Sales - Game Design Gazette

Wednesday 31 January 2018

The Legend of Zelda - Global Sales

This post will be used to keep track of global sales of the Legend of Zelda series.

Update, May 9th, 2021: Numbers updated as of March 31st, 2021. 

Update, Apr 26th, 2020: Numbers updated as of January 2020.

Update, Nov 12th, 2019: Numbers updated as of September 30th, 2019.

Update, Apr 26th, 2018: As of March 21st, 2018, Breath of the Wild is the best-selling Zelda ever.

Update, Jan 31st, 2018: As of December 31st, 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has outsold every Zelda game globally with the exception of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

A detailed list of each Legend of Zelda game's last known sales can be found below.

Mainline series:

1986NESLegend of Zelda6,510,000
1987NESAdventure of Link4,380,000
1991SNESLink to the Past4,610,000
1993GBLink's Awakening3,830,000
1998N64Ocarina of Time7,600,000
2000N64Majora's Mask3,360,000
2001GBCOracle Games3,990,000
2002GCWind Waker4,430,000
2004GBAThe Minish Cap1,760,000
2006Wii/GCTwilight Princess8,850,000
2007NDSPhantom Hourglass4,760,000
2009NDSSpirit Tracks2,960,000
2011WiiSkyward Sword3,670,000
20133DSLink Between Worlds4,160,000
20153DSTri Force Heroes1,340,000
2017NSW/Wii UBreath of the Wild*23,970,000

* Nintendo Switch: 22.28 million. Wii U last known sales: 1.69 million.


YearSystemGameGlobal Sales
1998GBCLink's Awakening DX2,220,000
2002GBAA Link to the Past & Four Swords2,820,000
20113DSOcarina of Time 3D6,020,000
2013Wii UThe Wind Waker HD2,310,000
20153DSMajora's Mask 3D3,280,000
2016Wii UTwilight Princess HD1,130,000
2019NSWLink's Awakening5,490,000

Data courtesy Nintendo. Additional data sourced from the 2020 CESA Games White Paper.