How Did The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Do In Its First Month?

By Ishaan . July 14, 2011 . 10:54pm

Last month saw the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D in the U.S. While we reported earlier that the game debuted at #5 on the top-ten software sales chart for the month, Nintendo just sent out a more precise evaluation.


Ocarina of Time 3D released on June 19th. This gave it 11 days of sales for recording purposes before the end of the month. In that period, the game sold “over” 283,000 copies. The Nintendo 3DS itself sold 143,000 units in June.

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  • RagnaXBL

    is that supposed to be alot?

    • I would suspect so, especially for a remake.

    • In Japan for some companies 50k is a lot. Then again this is Nintendo but I think that’s a lot considering how many other versions of OoT there are and ways to get them.

    • Yesshua

      That’s ok… I’m pretty sure Nintendo was aspiring to sell more though.  I mean, these are the big guns.  This is their best game.  Ever.  (general consensus).  This is their most beloved franchise. They wanted this game to sell systems by the bucket load.  Considering the size of the install base in the US that’s actually a pretty large percentage.  In terms of quantity, that’s far less impressive.

    • Suicunesol

      That is a disappointment. Mainly because Zelda is supposed to be more popular here, but it didn’t sell much more than it did in Japan.

      • Portable Zelda games haven’t sold nearly as great here as console ones. Add in the fact that it’s a remake for a system that hasn’t been as widely bought as it could be and that could explain the sales.

  • dragoon_slayer12

    See nintendo, 150k sales in the US for one game in one month that could’ve BEEN yours if the game was a launch title…. now let’s see how many more units get pushed when SF64, Mario 3d and kart releaae

  • Lord Highawesomeparty

    Funny, I was actually wondering how many 3DS’ this game sold about an hour ago when I was playing the game.

  • I’d say it’s pretty good for an old game that’s not only a remake, but selling on a slow-selling system that many people haven’t warmed up to (yet). I know I don’t have one yet, because I’m still waiting for more titles to be released (which is what a good number of people are waiting for).

  • ninjaonizuka

    i bought a 3ds and im proud to say i got this with it as my first 3ds purchase :> i love it <3 

    • Same here! Just yesterday too!

  • In the UK this had in incredibly high attatch-rate. Something like 30% of 3DS owners bought it in the release weekend.

    Still managed to be outsold by “Zumba Fitness” for the Wii though…

    Nintendo need to go all out to actually get games on the system right now. As it is, in the UK there exactly 1 title to be released between now and the end of summer: Pac-man and Galaga dimensions. Not brilliant.

    Hoping on lots of 3DS software will be shown at TGS though, it’ll be interesting to see the Vita and 3DS go head to head again after the Vita pretty much ‘won’ E3 with it’s lowish price and great looking games.

  • I kind of expected more 3DS units to sell, this was supposed to be one of those key software that was supposed to save the 3DS but, it didnt even bring 3DS to over 1mln in the US.

    • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

      The 3DS doesn’t need to be saved. It’s sold near 4 million units worldwide and first day sales of the 3DS in the US were the largest of any Nintendo handheld device in history. Yes, sales have slowed considerably, but as more games come out, sales will keep on trucking. and constant sales are what’s important to a business

  •  Considering that the sales data is only for eleven days in the US it does not give enough to draw a conclusion. Maybe after July the 17th we can get a better idea. I think the 3DS is doing well but I expect a price drop around the time Vita launches.

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