The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Has Sold 3.4 Million Worldwide


Curious to know how Nintendo’s heavy-hitters did last year? The company’s financial results briefing gives us some insight into the worldwide sales of their recent Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS games.


All sales figures are as of December 2011. Take a look:


3DS (worldwide):

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D – 2.49 million

Mario Kart 7 – 4.54 million

Super Mario 3D Land – 5.03 million


Wii (worldwide):

Kirby’s Return to Dreamland – 1.21 million

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – 3.42 million


DS (worldwide):

Kirby: Mass Attack – 1.01 million

Professor Layton and the Last Specter – 1.19 million (US/EU only)


Despite poor sales in Japan, Skyward Sword looks like it’s coming along OK. I’m more impressed by both Kirby titles breaking a million worldwide. Layton 4 is no slouch either, considering that those numbers account only for the U.S. and Europe, and Layton is the kind of game that tends to keep on selling well after release.

Ishaan Sahdev
About The Author
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.