Posted on January 24 2015 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
It appears Hyrule Warriors may be a massive success story for both Koei Tecmo and Nintendo alike. The Dynasty Warriors creators don’t have many franchises that are huge successes, but their mainstays do well enough to make them a viable developer. Hyrule Warriors now might stand among the best games they have crafted in terms of sales, and might become their best selling game they’ve ever made. It appears the appeal of Dynasty Warriors combat and the Zelda series were the perfect match, and if you were hoping for a Hyrule Warriors 2, sales so far are indicating a high possibility it could happen.
NeoGAF user ZHugeEX put together a nice sales info-graph comparing the sales of Hyrule Warriors to more recent releases out of series that relate to it (Dynasty Warriors, as an example). While we cannot verify the figures in the data (thus making this a report, rather than official news), they seem to match up well with known estimated sales data. Essentially, Hyrule Warriors is on pace to destroy their top selling games, having sold better in it’s first 4 months than any other game they have released, both in the United States and Japan.
Since we’re working with hypothetical data, VGChartz, folks that also make estimated guesses at sales data, have the game also as selling more than 400,000 units in the United States and 840,000 units world wide. It’s likely going to sell over a million by the time summer hits. Here’s other interesting data to note from Japan:
For those interested in Japanese sales of Wii/Wii U musou games.
Hyrule Warriors ~130k
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper ~35k
Fist of the North Star 2 ~15k
Samurai Warriors Katana – 35k
Samurai Warriors 3 – 320k
Samurai Warriors 3XL – 80k
New IP Musou – sales in Japan for first game
340k – Dynasty Warriors 2
1060k – Samurai Warriors
670k – Warriors Orochi (excl PSP/PC)
660k – Dynasty Warriors Gundam (inc PS2)
660k – Fist of the North Star
70k – Warriors Legends of Troy
860k – One Piece Pirate Warriors
Personally I really enjoy Hyrule Warriors and am glad to hear it is doing well for all involved. Be sure to check out our Hyrule Warriors Walkthrough as we’ll be updating it soon with a 100% guide and a slew of side guides to help you collect the best gear.