Zelda Remakes are certainly something that has slowly become a mainstay for the franchise. While it technically started all the way back when Link’s Awakening DX was released, we’ve seen a more common trend for their existence in the last handful of years. We got Ocarina of Time 3D in 2011, The Wind Waker HD in 2013, and Majora’s Mask 3D in 2015. You could argue we’ll be getting our next remake in 2017 – just in time for the launch of new hardware.
It’s obvious we enjoy remakes and even more obvious that creating them is extremely profitable for Nintendo – Majora’s Mask 3D is currently the fastest selling handheld Zelda game ever released. We don’t know if those sales will crash anytime soon, but regardless it was a smashing success. The Wind Waker HD, despite releasing on hardware with a small install base, has sold north of a million units. Ocarina of Time 3D is around 3.5 million units sold.
Still, there seems to be this resounding response within the fandom anytime a remake is brought up – enough remakes, we want new Zelda games! Sometimes a small quip is thrown in about their dislike of the current remakes – and really everyone is entitled to their own experience with them.