The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo needs to sell 2 million copies of Breath of the Wild

Break even at two million for the upcoming open world adventure.

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The upcoming adventure title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild looks like it may be one of Nintendos most ambitious projects in a long while and that kind of commitment is never cheap.

In fact, now we know from a statement made by Shigeru Miyamoto at a shareholder meeting (as translated by Cheesemeister on Twitter) that the company needs to sell 2 million units of the game to make their money back.

"The costs [of production] will be recovered by selling in large volumes, passing 2 million sales. A game is a hit in the domestic market if it reaches 300k sales, but we're targeting worldwide sales."

It's not a massive gamble on the part of Nintendo as it is hard to imagine Breath of the Wild not selling a couple of million units even on Wii U.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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