Nintendo bans Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity sales bans Twitch 3 million units shipped Koei Tecmo 3.5 million

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity linking to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has evidently done the game a world of good. Via a fiscal earnings report published by developer Koei Tecmo, we now have a better idea of how big a sales hit Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has been: It shipped over 3.5 million units on Nintendo Switch by the end of December 2020 and is already the bestselling individual Warriors game ever for the developer.

It’s bound to have shifted some more units since then too. The Koei Tecmo sales figures also mean, obviously, that Age of Calamity has exceeded sales of the previous Hyrule Warriors game. This might seem like a no-brainer given the sequel seemed to get a bigger push from Nintendo, but it’s no small feat. Hyrule Warriors released on Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and then Switch, whereas Age of Calamity is only available on Switch.

The Koei Tecmo data also reveals sales insights on some other games in its portfolio, in Japan and broader Asia at least. Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy has shipped 220,000 copies for all platforms. (The game releases in the West tomorrow.) Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV: Diplomacy and Strategy Expansion Pack Bundle has sold 100,000 copies in the two regions as well.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has done exceedingly well for sales for both Koei Tecmo and Nintendo then. It will be interesting to see if another game in the series ever develops, though there are evidently no plans for it at the moment.

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