Breath of the Wild sold more than Elden Ring last week.

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#1  Edited By Mesome713
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Although BotW released over 5 years ago, it seems the game is still selling like crazy. I was shocked when i looked at the latest numbers from Japan, and such an old open world game was still being played by so many new gamers. Didnt everyone already play this game, how is it still one of the top sellers in the world for 2022? Elden Ring hit some pretty impressive numbers for a PS4 title though.

This week’s expanded Japanese software sales are as follows:

1. [NSW] Nintendo Switch Sports – 47,525 / 352,113

2. [NSW] Kirby and the Forgotten Land – 14,903 / 710,714

3. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 11,127 / 4,632,554

4. [NSW] eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 – 10,372 / 164,305

5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure – 6,839 / 3,151,727

6. [NSW] Minecraft – 6,553 / 2,641,949

7. [NSW] The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story – 6,409 / NEW

8. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 5,849 / 4,879,799

9. [NSW] Mario Party Superstars – 4,360 / 964,133

10. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 4,245 / 2,025,606

11. [PS4] eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 – 4,161 / 85,144

12. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 3,529 / 7,252,259

13. [PS5] The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story – 3,503 / NEW

14. [PS4] The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story – 3,476 / NEW

15. [NSW] Pokemon Legends: Arceus – 3,383 / 2,247,140

16. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 3,169 / 4,078,151

17. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! – 2,567 / 2,656,587

18. [NSW] Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl – 2,552 / 2,546,279

19. [NSW] Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – 2,453 / 976,320

20. [PS4] Elden Ring – 1,751 / 341,140

21. [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise Best Price – 1,712 / 55,561

22. [NSW] Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town – 1,543 / 337,204

23. [NSW] Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition – 1,330 / 71,338

24. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield – 1,266 / 4,340,893

25. [NSW] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim – 1,250 / 40,486

26. [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – 1,237 / 1,048,232

27. [NSW] New Pokemon Snap – 1,204 / 343,006

28. [PS4] Gran Turismo 7 – 1,182 / 114,989

29. [NSW] Touken Ranbu Warriors – 1,110 / 137,890

30. [NSW] Fitness Boxing 2 – 1,101 / 200,218

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#2  Edited By hardwenzen
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In Japan lol. All they use in there is portable systems. How about looking world wide? Yeaa, you can't because ER has rolled BOTW in every way imaginable.

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#3  Edited By Mesome713
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@hardwenzen: Um. BotW has sold almost 30million. But in Japan 2million. You do the math bro 😎

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@mesome713 said:

@hardwenzen: Um. BotW has sold almost 30million. But in Japan 2million. You do the math bro 😎

This is 100 percent a troll thread and I approve.

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@hardwenzen: Um. BotW has sold almost 30million. But in Japan 2million. You do the math bro 😎

For how long has it been out? Its also on a system with extreme game starvation where people are forced to buy it or play nothing for years, literally😁

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@mesome713: oof Belden ring taking hits this week. First player count dropping off a cliff, and now the sales tanking even lower than the 6 year old game BoTW. Well BoTW is a masterpiece so I understand, but still this is shameful.

Pretty soon Belden ring will drop below switch fitness boxing 2.

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#8 x_hedon
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Well, another nail in the coffin for ER :(

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Probably some parents that made the mistake of buying digital and now they realize the limitations when other family members want to play it on their Switch, so they need multiple copies

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Oh boy, @hardwenzenabout to have a meltdown.

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#11 blaznwiipspman1
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@sheevpalpamemes said:
@mesome713 said:

@hardwenzen: Um. BotW has sold almost 30million. But in Japan 2million. You do the math bro 😎

This is 100 percent a troll thread and I approve.

how is this a troll thread? He provided the facts, and even provided a source. Trolls don't provide facts and figures, do they?

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#12 hardwenzen
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Unimaginative, empty and dull.
Unimaginative, empty and dull.

BOTW is Nintendo's shovelware compared to ER. You know it. I know it. We understand it and accept it.

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OP so butthurt by ER's success and everyone calling BoTW garbage compared to it. It's hilarious.

4 thousand sales? Oh no! ER is shaking in its boots.

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@x_hedon said:

This is how your gif and the story of Infinite ends

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@hardwenzen said:
@x_hedon said:

This is how your gif and the story of Infinite ends

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@x_hedon said:
@hardwenzen said:
@x_hedon said:

This is how your gif and the story of Infinite ends

What? I wanted to be helpful, dude. You began a gif, i showed you how your gif ends. I am helpful like that on SW.

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@hardwenzen said:
@x_hedon said:
@hardwenzen said:
@x_hedon said:

This is how your gif and the story of Infinite ends

What? I wanted to be helpful, dude. You began a gif, i showed you how your gif ends. I am helpful like that on SW.

I know. And I love you for that.

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In 1 region, and only when you compare 1 last gen platform even though ER is multiplatform*

This kind of extremely low effort shitposting is why this board is half-dead...

Strive to be a better troll.

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#20 SargentD
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Zelda has legs!!

News at 11

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#21 Jag85
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Japan is Nintendo Land. It's impressive enough that Elden Ring sold over a million there despite not being on a Nintendo system.

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#22 omegaMaster
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Day by day I feel like regretting not getting a Switch.

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Yeah it's because Nintendo actuall yknows how to produce replayable single player games. Unlike Sony and MS.

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#24 Mesome713
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@Vaasman: Dang, didnt think of that, Zelda out selling a game thats on 6 devices.

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@mesome713: Six devices? Pretty sure it’s five. You have PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PS4 and PS5.

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@lavamelon: And Steam Deck 😊

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#27 jcafcwbb
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There are two things wrong with the OPs post.

1) They only log physical sales data - this means that while BOTW could also be beating ER in the digital market, and overall, but we have no evidence this is true. I take it the OP has done his due diligence and has taken the digital sales because at the moment all he can say is they are selling more physical copies - which is probably a result from new Switch owners.

2) The website I went to, Gematsu, states these are estimated figures - how can we accurately say what is being sold on estimates?

Also on another thread someone claimed that there was no fast travel in ER - there is you can fast travel from anywhere to an activated site of grace.

Can we keep these things accurate guys?

Both seem to be good games - although I have only played one - not being a Switch owner. One thing he can say is that Nintendo is doing a better job than Sony at getting new units on the shelves.

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#28  Edited By Mesome713
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@jcafcwbb: These are accurate numbers and do count digital.

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@hardwenzen: God forbid that someone think both games are masterpieces. Both received a 10 on this site, and both sit at 96+ on Metacritic. I’ve been gaming since ‘94, and BOTW is my all-time favorite game. Guess I missed the memo that that makes me a casual gamer.

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@hardwenzen: God forbid that someone think both games are masterpieces. Both received a 10 on this site, and both sit at 96+ on Metacritic. I’ve been gaming since ‘94, and BOTW is my all-time favorite game. Guess I missed the memo that that makes me a casual gamer.

I never said BOTW is a "casual" game. What are you on about? What i've been saying for ages is that the game is empty, hollow and runs at 17fps. No matter what Nintendo wants, they can't do anything with their 2003 Nokia phones tech they're working with.

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@hardwenzen: I conflated your shovelware comment with casual gaming because a lot of the time they go hand in hand.

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@hardwenzen: I conflated your shovelware comment with casual gaming because a lot of the time they go hand in hand.

Never in my whole career have i made a shovelware comment. Its just not my style, dude.

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Damn. Nintendo is kicking ass and taking names. 😎

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#34 The_Deepblue
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@hardwenzen: You literally do in post #12. Anyways, your obsession with bashing Nintendo is kind of funny and comes off as autistic. No offense to autistic people btw. Whenever someone does the whole, “Which system do you like better” thing with me, I say, “I like them all because why limit myself?” Of course, if you dislike one or the other, that’s fine. It’s just the obsessive nature that’s funny.

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@The_Deepblue said:

@hardwenzen: You literally do in post #12. Anyways, your obsession with bashing Nintendo is kind of funny and comes off as autistic. No offense to autistic people btw. Whenever someone does the whole, “Which system do you like better” thing with me, I say, “I like them all because why limit myself?” Of course, if you dislike one or the other, that’s fine. It’s just the obsessive nature that’s funny.

Wow that is insane. So much information in one post.

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@hardwenzen: Belden ring getting owned by BoTW 6 years after it released, oooofff. That must really hit you hard. Even worse, it's botw of all games, nintendos staple. This must really grind your gears.

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@hardwenzen: Belden ring getting owned by BoTW 6 years after it released, oooofff. That must really hit you hard. Even worse, it's botw of all games, nintendos staple. This must really grind your gears.

BOTW is an irrelevant game. Notice how noboby even mentions it when open world games are being compared? Times are changing. Nintendo doesn't have anything worthwile. Fromsoft ruined Nintendo. This is sad.

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@hardwenzen: even if you say that, the sales numbers don't lie. How could a game like Belden ring take such a dive. People of course love quality content, this is why people still play botw today after 6 years. Who will play Belden ring after even 1 year if the sales already tanked so low after 3 months. All I can say is ooff

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@blaznwiipspman1 said:

@hardwenzen: even if you say that, the sales numbers don't lie. How could a game like Belden ring take such a dive. People of course love quality content, this is why people still play botw today after 6 years. Who will play Belden ring after even 1 year if the sales already tanked so low after 3 months. All I can say is ooff

Try harder. Soon to be half a year since it came out, and its still super high up on twitch, and this is a singleplayer game we're talking about. Nobody even knows where BOTW is on twitch. Irrelevant game is irrelevant.

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@hardwenzen: its not even 3 months since it launched lmao but the number of active players dropped by 90%, let that sink in. On top of that, the sales dropped below botw in Japan. Let that sink in. Plus nintendo games only have one platform while Belden ring is everywhere. If botw was multiplatform, we might see 50 million sales by now.

Nobody cares about twitch dude. You're the only one here who keeps mentioning it.

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#41  Edited By hardwenzen
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@blaznwiipspman1 said:

@hardwenzen: its not even 3 months since it launched lmao but the number of active players dropped by 90%, let that sink in. On top of that, the sales dropped below botw in Japan. Let that sink in. Plus nintendo games only have one platform while Belden ring is everywhere. If botw was multiplatform, we might see 50 million sales by now.

Nobody cares about twitch dude. You're the only one here who keeps mentioning it.

No excuse against twitch viewers🤭High numbers on twitch mirrored its success elsewhere🤡.

If BOTW was multiplat, it wouldn't have been noticed lmao. In fact, it would've been heavily criticized for being this empty and feeling like a title from 2002. But because Nintendo standards are almost two decades behind the rest, people were impressed with what Nintendo was able to achieve on their potato. This applies to most titles released (minus the 3D marios because nobody does platformers these days) by Nintendo, not just Zelda. Be glad its exclusive. Otherwise it wouldn't have been noticed because its so far behind its competition. Switch offers what the 360 was offering in 2005 lol. That's where we're at with them. Its sad.

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@hardwenzen said:
@blaznwiipspman1 said:

@hardwenzen: Belden ring getting owned by BoTW 6 years after it released, oooofff. That must really hit you hard. Even worse, it's botw of all games, nintendos staple. This must really grind your gears.

BOTW is an irrelevant game. Notice how noboby even mentions it when open world games are being compared? Times are changing. Nintendo doesn't have anything worthwile. Fromsoft ruined Nintendo. This is sad.

What are you talking about? BotW was the main comparison when discussing Elden Ring's open world.

The fact that the game is still being talked about 5 years later shows just how relevant BotW was.

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#43 hardwenzen
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@Maroxad said:
@hardwenzen said:
@blaznwiipspman1 said:

@hardwenzen: Belden ring getting owned by BoTW 6 years after it released, oooofff. That must really hit you hard. Even worse, it's botw of all games, nintendos staple. This must really grind your gears.

BOTW is an irrelevant game. Notice how noboby even mentions it when open world games are being compared? Times are changing. Nintendo doesn't have anything worthwile. Fromsoft ruined Nintendo. This is sad.

What are you talking about? BotW was the main comparison when discussing Elden Ring's open world.

The fact that the game is still being talked about 5 years later shows just how relevant BotW was.

At launch, yes. We're over that. BOTW got buried by ER. All future open world titles will be compared to ER, and not BOTW. I predicted it ages ago, and was right as always.

BOTW is being talked 5 years later because its on a system with 110m systems sold, and there's literally nothing else worth talking about on that system. Like literally. A launch game is the only title on the system that left a mark. Everything else is forgettable.

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#44 Maroxad
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@hardwenzen said:
@Maroxad said:
@hardwenzen said:
@blaznwiipspman1 said:

@hardwenzen: Belden ring getting owned by BoTW 6 years after it released, oooofff. That must really hit you hard. Even worse, it's botw of all games, nintendos staple. This must really grind your gears.

BOTW is an irrelevant game. Notice how noboby even mentions it when open world games are being compared? Times are changing. Nintendo doesn't have anything worthwile. Fromsoft ruined Nintendo. This is sad.

What are you talking about? BotW was the main comparison when discussing Elden Ring's open world.

The fact that the game is still being talked about 5 years later shows just how relevant BotW was.

At launch, yes. We're over that. BOTW got buried by ER. All future open world titles will be compared to ER, and not BOTW. I predicted it ages ago, and was right as always.

BOTW is being talked 5 years later because its on a system with 110m systems sold, and there's literally nothing else worth talking about on that system. Like literally. A launch game is the only title on the system that left a mark. Everything else is forgettable.

If everything on the switch was forgettable it wouldnt have had sold 110 million copies.

Also, BotW is still being talked to even today. Even after Elden Ring. Also, BotW does a lot of things better than Elden Ring. I mean, Elden Ring kinda sucked ;)

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@Maroxad said:
@hardwenzen said:
@Maroxad said:
@hardwenzen said:
@blaznwiipspman1 said:

@hardwenzen: Belden ring getting owned by BoTW 6 years after it released, oooofff. That must really hit you hard. Even worse, it's botw of all games, nintendos staple. This must really grind your gears.

BOTW is an irrelevant game. Notice how noboby even mentions it when open world games are being compared? Times are changing. Nintendo doesn't have anything worthwile. Fromsoft ruined Nintendo. This is sad.

What are you talking about? BotW was the main comparison when discussing Elden Ring's open world.

The fact that the game is still being talked about 5 years later shows just how relevant BotW was.

At launch, yes. We're over that. BOTW got buried by ER. All future open world titles will be compared to ER, and not BOTW. I predicted it ages ago, and was right as always.

BOTW is being talked 5 years later because its on a system with 110m systems sold, and there's literally nothing else worth talking about on that system. Like literally. A launch game is the only title on the system that left a mark. Everything else is forgettable.

If everything on the switch was forgettable it wouldnt have had sold 110 million copies.

Also, BotW is still being talked to even today. Even after Elden Ring. Also, BotW does a lot of things better than Elden Ring. I mean, Elden Ring kinda sucked ;)

That is where you're wrong. When a system is aimed at people that know nothing about gaming, they will buy it just because its new or popular. Since there's no competition in the portable space, its bound to be popular, even if it had nothing else but WiiU ports.

When BOTW2 comes out, it will be bombed by ER comparisons, and it will lose in the large majority of them. Even during reviews, many reviewers will compare it to ER, and it will lose in those comparisons. You simply cannot match such an ambitious title when your game is developed for potato specs. Devs are bitchin' about Series S's specs lol i let you imagine what they'd be thinking about the Switch specs if anything worthwhile was being made for it in the 3rd party space. I bet you the damn dlc for ER will destroy BOTW2 lol. You heard it, a damn dlc!

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To be fair, BOTW isn't in the top 10 of April NPD.

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#47 Mesome713
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@thedork_knight: NPD doesn’t count digital Nintendo games.

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#48  Edited By Maroxad
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@hardwenzen said:
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BOTW is an irrelevant game. Notice how noboby even mentions it when open world games are being compared? Times are changing. Nintendo doesn't have anything worthwile. Fromsoft ruined Nintendo. This is sad.

What are you talking about? BotW was the main comparison when discussing Elden Ring's open world.

The fact that the game is still being talked about 5 years later shows just how relevant BotW was.

At launch, yes. We're over that. BOTW got buried by ER. All future open world titles will be compared to ER, and not BOTW. I predicted it ages ago, and was right as always.

BOTW is being talked 5 years later because its on a system with 110m systems sold, and there's literally nothing else worth talking about on that system. Like literally. A launch game is the only title on the system that left a mark. Everything else is forgettable.

If everything on the switch was forgettable it wouldnt have had sold 110 million copies.

Also, BotW is still being talked to even today. Even after Elden Ring. Also, BotW does a lot of things better than Elden Ring. I mean, Elden Ring kinda sucked ;)

That is where you're wrong. When a system is aimed at people that know nothing about gaming, they will buy it just because its new or popular. Since there's no competition in the portable space, its bound to be popular, even if it had nothing else but WiiU ports.

When BOTW2 comes out, it will be bombed by ER comparisons, and it will lose in the large majority of them. Even during reviews, many reviewers will compare it to ER, and it will lose in those comparisons. You simply cannot match such an ambitious title when your game is developed for potato specs. Devs are bitchin' about Series S's specs lol i let you imagine what they'd be thinking about the Switch specs if anything worthwhile was being made for it in the 3rd party space. I bet you the damn dlc for ER will destroy BOTW2 lol. You heard it, a damn dlc!

What an absurd claim on your part. Do I need to remind you how the Switch has a higher ammount of high scoring games on Metacritic than the PS4 did, on a year by year basis?

No it won't be compared to Elden Ring. The Open Worlds of Elden Ring and BotW are entirely different beasts. At most we might see some comparisons about how reward structures work, but while Elden Ring is more akin to your typical Skyrim Open World. The Open World of BotW 2, if the first is anything to go by, will be more of a giant physics sandbox. The Open World of BotW2's main competition will be that of BotW 1.

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@mesome713 said:

@thedork_knight: NPD doesn’t count digital Nintendo games.

yet still wouldn't of outsold Elden ring, and again BOTW didn't chart in the top 20 in Europe.

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#50  Edited By Mesome713
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@thedork_knight: Europe doesn’t count digital Nintendo games either 😎