Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D sells a million

Nintendo sells one copy of time-traveling remake of classic adventure game for every four 3DS systems on the market through June.

While the 3DS hasn't been selling as well as Nintendo hoped, the system had its first top-10 best-seller in the US last month with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. The remake of the Nintendo 64 classic has been doing well worldwide, as Nintendo today revealed in a quarterly financial results briefing that the game had surpassed its first significant sales milestone.

Hiyo Platinum, away!

From the game's June 16 Japanese debut through the month's end, Nintendo sold 1.08 million copies of Ocarina of Time 3D. Yesterday, the company said it had sold 4.32 million 3DS units globally, meaning there's one copy of Ocarina of Time 3D for every four systems that can play it.

While no other Nintendo game released during the quarter can claim that kind of attach ratio, they can claim better sales. During the three months ended June 30, Nintendo sold 1.22 million copies of Mario Kart Wii, originally released in April 2008. The DS versions of Pokemon Black and Pokemon White also combined to best Ocarina of Time 3D, selling 1.36 million for the quarter.

For more on Ocarina of Time 3D, check out GameSpot's review.

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payne6705
payne6705

I bought the 3DS like 4-6 weeks ago. I love that system its really cool and has some amazing built in games and features. Yet what I HATE about it is its lack of software. I only own 3 3DS titles (shadow wars, lego pirates, zelda) and thats it. There really isn't anything good.

moviequest14
moviequest14

The main reason 3ds is doing badly (compared to ds sales) is because of the lack of 1st party titles out,Mario-kart has ALWAYS sold well,the mariokart franchise not only holds the record for highest acclaimed racing game,but also most purchased racing game.With both those points in view MarioKart 3d will obviously sell well and might very well sell quite a few systems.

gamester1985
gamester1985

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dawnofhero
dawnofhero

Well, it was expected. Just wait until the Mario titles come out...

gamester1985
gamester1985

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gamester1985
gamester1985

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penpusher
penpusher

@inso-maniac I'll say to you the same as i keep saying to everyone that complains about nintendos remakes. Theres only TWO of them (starfox 64 being the other)!!! Its not like nintendo have announced they're remaking the entire back catalouge

renji4eva
renji4eva

wait i thought super street fighter 3d edition sold 1 million first

inso-maniac
inso-maniac

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Son_of_Bmore
Son_of_Bmore

WOW! I didn't know that a millon people bought a 3DS

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

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DarthVeng_basic
DarthVeng_basic

@TheTrueMagusX1 : Making assumptions about someone you do not even know to "win" a debate based on one single comment is wrong and honestly ridiculous. I didn't post my comment for a 10 day long dissertation, because I don't care one bit to debate it. I don't agree with you, nor you with me. I have grounds just as much as you do. That is the facts. So, what exactly would be the point in continuing? Pointless. I didn't concede, I simply have better things to do than waste my time in a utterly pointless debate forever. You can think what you want, feel free. You can think you "won" and are better somehow, but It doesn't even matter and there is nothing to win at all. Enjoy your day and move on.

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

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DarthVeng_basic
DarthVeng_basic

@TheTrueMagusX1 : Once again, you make assumptions about a person you do not even know. Personal assumptions have no relevance on the subject. I have made no personal assumptions towards you because they are irrelevant and I do not know you to make any do I? I have been playing and buying video games since Pong. I own 15 consoles and over 350 games. So, once again, you are wrong about me and my knowledge of video games. Yes, greed has always been there, but now it is far worse now than it ever has been. It is naive to not see that. Flat out. I will not set here debating all day because it is pointless. I have my opinion, and you yours. End of story.

taddia
taddia

nothing less to expect from the best game ever made.

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@DarthVeng_basic But it has always been greed. The funny thing is its obvious that your not familiar with Video Game history. There has always been substantial greed in the industry. It just was not visible because there was no internet or lack of widespread internet in those days. Research such stories such as the Sony Nintendo deal, the Sega and EA, The law suits concerning Donkey Kong, the inner battles of Time Warner and Atari Greed, heck the Arcade Crash is a big example of this, there has always been there, so donot be so naive to think things were so much better back in the earlier days. If you grew up in the early nineties you would know such things but your young. The game industry has been greedy, extremely greedy. To think its worse now than it was back than just shows you donot know much about the gaming industry. They always have been flat out greedy....its the simple truth. And on another note, just to let you know, ports of other games or rehashes has always been common place in the industry as well. Its nothing new....Ys books 1 and 2, various ports of Pac Man, Galaga and other Namco games, Atari Collections, CD versions of various games including that of Mortal Kombat and Sega games. There has always been remakes and rehashes, and they have always been constant. Its the truth...something you clearly donot know about.

DarthVeng_basic
DarthVeng_basic

@TheTrueMagusX1 : OK, we'll see how much you enjoy it when they keep finding new ways to charge you money beyond the $60 for the game. It may be a business, which of course I already knew, but it has become flat out greed now. And, if you read human history, once that takes hold then it will only get worse. These companies wont stop there. Enjoy it, because I'll quit.

NeilCardiff
NeilCardiff

If the 3DS owners are getting a game they love for their system then why not just be happy for them. Not everyone has played this game either and it isn't like anyones being made to buy it.

LJELLZ
LJELLZ

Good news now can we get a Majora's Mask remake?

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

Seriously, I hope the 3DS picks up in sales. It's a great system and has great potential, and I would really like the system to realize that full potential. Plus, I bought it, so I don't want my money to have gone to waste.

Jag-T1000
Jag-T1000

To Nintendo: This should be one of the free games you get if you already own a 3DS.

paxv1
paxv1

was this planned by nintendo having weak 3rd party games so that there game sells good and it keeps there game always at the top.... lol

octoman115
octoman115

3 out of every 4 3DS gamers are doing it wrong

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@kiramasaki Really No one cares about Activision or EA, or is it just you that does not care about them? Sure I am losing interest in Call of Duty, but the truth is that people obviously do care about Activision. Why? Well they tend to sell lots of games, lots of Call of Duties, and I mean lots. They are the best selling games out on the market. EA games lots of people give a damn about them as well, heck I enjoy alot of EA games to be honest....but they tend to sell alot too. Its you that does not care, so donot speak for every one else where obviously you donot what your talking about in the first place.

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

@DarthVeng_basic Funny? You basically answered everything I wanted you to say. It is also proof, that people like you tend to forget that Gaming is a buisness not a singular hobby catered to you. It may suck, but its the truth. The fact that many gamers think gaming is to cater to them and not a buisness is hillarious to me. Extort money from you? Of course, they are business.

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

@ Flint247 Yes the age of the N64 was a golden age of gaming.It was when 3 dimensional game worlds were new and exciting,and that ability to move around freely was used as a tool to make the game more interesting. These days it's all about pushing more polygons for greater graphics,and the games are 6 hours long,and often quite lacking in gameplay or story. Also during the N64 age,the wold was less connected,and I didn't pay much attention to the gaming world outside my house,so I experienced none of the fanboy/hater/flamewar garbage that goes on between imbeciles these days. Ignorance truly was bliss.I'd love to feel that again with DK64-3D.But Nintendo doesn't own Rare anymore,so I don't know if they could pull it off.Maybe they could get it into Retro Studios' hands somehow....

josh7845
josh7845

What I don't understand is, when your console's main feature (3D) only works when the console is held absolutely still at certain distance from your face, why would you add motion controls?

kpolicoff
kpolicoff

I bought it... and it's marvelous. they did a great job if making an already fantastic game look way better, and even play better due to the touch screen. The 3D effect is perfect, and I've never felt the want to turn it down from the maximum effect. I forgot how spectacular this game is, and I'm happy that I'm reliving it in this manner. This game truly is enough of a reason to own the system itself.

fluffy_kins
fluffy_kins

I'm waiting for the inevitable next interation of the 3DS... 3DS Lite, whatever. I hate how Nintendo always releases like 6 versions of its handhelds... so frustrating.

vaibhavp
vaibhavp

want to play nintendo games... never owned any of their consoles since nes...

SpiderLuke
SpiderLuke

Considering there are hardly any other 3DS games worth owning and that this is probably the only title actually worth owning, this isn't much of a surprise.

dennis8
dennis8

im waiting for august 12 XD

DarthVeng_basic
DarthVeng_basic

@TheTrueMagusX1: Putting words in my mouth there heh? Did I say I owned a Move or Kinect? No, I don't, because they are gimmicks too. Rip offs of the first gimmick, the Wii. And, no I am not happy with the direction companies like Activision and EA are taking either. All these companies seem to want to think of new ways of extorting money out of the consumer. 60 dollars for the game is somehow just not enough now. I don't play any of the COD rehashed, same game, new paint job games either. None of the redundant repeated sports games, just with a year title change. None of the Guitar Hero or Rock Star version 200 garbage. Etc, etc. So, next time, know about the person you are commenting on before you make the comment. Assumptions don't look good when they are wrong.

foxfacer2d2
foxfacer2d2

@DarthVeng_basic I bought it and i did not know it was a remake. But the game was good. What makes you think most of the people bought it because it was a remake? because most of the people who bought it are those who did not play it before

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

@truemagus, i dont know Capcom and Square Enix are crude these days as well, especially the former ; and I seriously doubt anybody cares about activision or EA anymore

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

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Flint247
Flint247

I definitely want to see more N64 remakes on the 3DS. :)

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

@jamy this is also on wii ware so you could play it on the wii; and you and maybe like 2 other people are the only ones who have not played ocarina of time up to this point and no I have seen the 3ds zelda, and would rather play the n64 or gamecube or wii version on a large tv, then play a blurry game on 4 by 4 inch screen

WildZerstoren
WildZerstoren

i want zelda majoras mask, but i want a new zelda to

DarthVeng_basic
DarthVeng_basic

@RogueSonic : Because that's what people do, they comment on issues and topics. Not everything people say is in favor of the subject, that is the nature of discussion and opinion. If people were only allowed to post in favor of the subject then that would not be fair and proper. The subject is Zelda and Nintendo, so that is what the comments relate to.

RogueSonic
RogueSonic

@DarthVeng_basic: If you don't care for them anymore, then stop commenting on articles about them. Why waste your time on something you don't care about?

Wolflink001
Wolflink001

Not surprised in the slightest. Because it's the ONLY game worth playing on the 3DS as of now. I'd buy it too.

ioannisdenton
ioannisdenton

yeap . one million. cause 3ds most other games suck. had i a 3ds i d buy OOT too.

DarthVeng_basic
DarthVeng_basic

@jamyskis : I could honestly care less about how many thumbs down a comment I make could get. I do not let popular opinion sway my opinion. All Nintendo does now days is milk their franchises to death and produce gimmicks that don't have much worth playing on. The Gamecube was the last worthy thing they ever did. Nintendo died for me. I am done with them. The Wii U is also more of the same gimmick garbage. Utterly unimpressed.

dRuGGeRnaUt
dRuGGeRnaUt

@shadow580: Of course those sales are for an old game. So are the sales of mario kart wii, every year, at the top of their lists. a soon to be 4 year old game. While i agree LoZ:oot is an amazing game, these sales mean nothing, whenever a nintendo game comes out, people buy it. especially when there is little else on the market at the time. which this gen has been quite often.

smokeybeardog1
smokeybeardog1

I'm playing this game now and I am enjoying it better than I did before, back in the day. I cannot wait for Snake Eater!!!!!!!!!!!!!

shadow580
shadow580

Those were a lot of sales for such an old game, wow. Still, I hope Nintendo doesn't bet everything on their previous success.

D3dr0_0
D3dr0_0

So when did they release these other OoT people keep on complaining about? All I remember was that collection which was free and Master Quest that was with Wind Waker they made for the GameCube.