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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Shipments Reach 3 Million Worldwide

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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has shipped 3 million units worldwide, according to a Famitsu report. That number is a combination of total global shipments and download sales.

Four days from launch, that already makes Age of Calamity the best-selling Warriors game ever, according to Famitsu. Other crossover Warriors games have broken the 1 million mark in the past, but have often taken several weeks, if not months, to get there.

In the UK alone, Age of Calamity’s launch sales were 324% greater than the original Hyrule Warriors, according to a GamesIndustry.biz report. That game took over 4 months to cross the 1 million mark worldwide.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity was released globally on November 20th for the Nintendo Switch. It serves as a prequel of sorts to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which has sold over 21 million units globally and is the highest-selling Zelda game to date.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.