A lot has been riding on Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, taking point as Nintendo’s big fall 2020 title. It might not be a true mainline Zelda entry, but Nintendo and Koei Tecmo have been doing a lot to merge the two series. It seems that work has paid off, at least in the short term. Koei Tecmo has announced that it’s shipped three million units of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity worldwide already (presumably including physical and digital together). The game launched Nov. 20 worldwide.
That’s a lot of copies for a Warriors game in less than a week. In fact, the developer says that Age of Calamity has already become the bestselling entry in the Warriors series. The Zelda attachment will of course carry the game so far, but the game’s specific links to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will certainly help too.
Nintendo will be pleased about these sales results as well. The company is working away on the follow-up to 2017’s Breath of the Wild, with Age of Calamity filling in some backstory on this new Zelda story arc. Age of Calamity will attempt to tie people over until the Breath of the Wild sequel drops, and early signs point to it doing a good job.
We do wonder where this leaves the future of the Hyrule Warriors series. Nintendo recently said that it doesn’t foresee the franchise becoming a mainstay, although sales like this could make them rethink that strategy. If you’re just starting out in Age of Calamity, here are some tips for getting going.