Skyward Sword HD Sales Milestone Tops Wii Lifetime Sales

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is now surpassing the lifetime sales of the original Wii version. It reached this milestone in just a few short months after launching on July 16th. The remake brought with it a number of quality of life and gameplay enhancements.

Skyward Sword HD Sales Milestone Tops Wii Lifetime Sales

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD has just surpassed the original game’s lifetime sales on Wii. Nintendo’s newest earnings report says the improved Nintendo Switch version had sold about 3.6 million units as of September 30th. The original Wii version of the game sold about 3.67 million. It reached this milestone in the span of just a few short months. Nintendo’s choice to bring this adventure to the Switch appears to have been a good move. 

The original game hit during the tail end of the Wii era, in November of 2011. The Wii U showed up a year or so after this, leading into a time when things did not go the best for Nintendo. While not really a bad console, the Wii U suffered from poor marketing. Regardless, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD has revived that Wii adventure with a number of new improvements for a new generation.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD – Launch Trailer (Nintendo Switch)

Skyward Sword HD is certainly not the first older game to do well on the Switch. Sales data for other games shows that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has moved 38.74 million copies so far. Meanwhile, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has sold 34.85 million units. Third place belongs to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at 25.71 million copies sold so far. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild follows it in fourth place, having moved 24.13 million units in sales. Finally, the top five are rounded out by Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. The pair have sold a combined 22.64 million copies.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD - Overview Trailer - Nintendo Switch
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