Posted on July 15 2011 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
The release of Ocarina of Time 3DS has done wonders for Nintendo’s hardware sales, proving that all the 3DS really needs to do well is to sell good games. But how did Ocarina of Time 3DS’s sales actually do? The game itself was the second highest selling video game worldwide for the month of June.
The game has sold a of total of 702,940 units worldwide, with an initial launch sale of 506,771. It has sold 274,607 units in the states, just above Japan’s 227,528. In comparison, four weeks after the game’s original release on the Nintendo 64, Ocarina had sold 837,057; it has sold an estimated 7,599,240 copies since.
The original Ocarina was a highly-anticipated masterpiece, and while the 3DS version is wonderful, it is a remake. Furthermore, the game is for a handheld device that has yet to sell as well as Nintendo had hoped. I’m sure that Ocarina of Time 3DS will continue to sale, as more and more people go out and purchase a 3DS system (especially come Christmas time). However, the original was a platform game, so I doubt the 3DS version will ever outsell the original. But with a new generation of Nintendo gamers, I do hope more experience the game.
And in case you were wondering, the top spot went to Zumba Fitness. If Zelda can’t knock that game from its throne, who shall? I say, another Zelda game.
Source: VG Chartz
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