Among its large—and still growing—library of impressive titles, the Nintendo 3DS is also home to two rather different, but similarly spectacular Zelda titles: Ocarina of Time 3D and A Link Between Worlds. The former a remake released in the dim, early days of the handheld, the latter a sequel released just last fall after such hits as Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. While Zelda titles tend to do rather well critically, sales can be a tougher point, making the commercial achievements of these two fantastic entries all the more impressive.


A Link Between Worlds hasn’t even been out for a full year, it’s surpassed 1 million units sold in the United States, standing at an impressive 1.09 million units. And even though it’s less impressive since it’s been out for a few years now, the 1.39 million units sold of Ocarina of Time 3D is nothing to scoff at. If nothing else, this information cements what we in the fanbase already seem to know: if you make more handheld Zeldas, we will buy them. In the case of the remake, perhaps this will help a certain game come around next year. As for the sequel, it’s certainly great to see strong support for a game that shook up some franchise staples. Perhaps this will be the final push for some true change in the series once Zelda U or another 3DS Zelda rolls around.

Are you surprised by these sales figures? Should one or both have sold better? Would you like to see more handheld Zelda games? If so, is remake, sequel, or original the best route?

Source: Nintendo (via Mynintendonews)

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