The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D reaffirms its status as videogame masterpiece by selling over one million units on the Nintendo 3DS.
In a small note of consolation to Nintendo, which is having one of their worst weeks in recent memory, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D has sold a very impressive 1.08 million units between its June 16th launch in Japan and the ending of Nintendo’s fiscal quarter at the end of June. That’s a pretty impressive timespan within which to sell over a million units, and even more so when considering the fact that 810,000 of those sales came from the West, where Ocarina launched several days later.
Overall, while it may still seem bleak for Nintendo, some of the figures for the 3DS do look positive. Amongst the press release outlining a far lower earnings forecast, Nintendo also announced they had shifted a total of 4.03 Million 3DS hardware units. Knowing the aforementioned Zelda sales, this means that a staggering one-in-four 3DS owners also have a copy of Ocarina of Time 3DS to go along with it. If that isn’t a clear enough sign for a Majora’s Mask remake then I don’t know what is.
If you are one of “those people” who own a 3DS and yet somehow don’t have a copy of one of the greatest games of all time to go along with it, then perhaps you should check out our review and see if you can’t be persuaded.