Two entities reaching prosperity
Koei Tecmo is proud to announce that their unworldly crossover “Hyrule Warriors” has successfully reached the 1 million units shipped milestone at a global scale.
Without a doubt, Tecmo created an intriguing concoction by mixing the Zelda characters and atmosphere, along with the gameplay mechanics and fundamentals from the “Dynasty/Samurai Warriors” series. Not only is this arguably the best musou title to date — it also does a great job by appeasing fans of both respective franchises. In addition, it was start of Nintendo’s killer first party Wii U lineup when it was released back in September 2014.
According to Siliconera, “Hyrule Warriors” had a strong debut in U.S. as it sold 190,000 copies within the first week. On the contrary, the sales figures in Japan were relatively slow compared to U.S. as it took a full month for 100,000 units to be sold. Unfortunately, there isn’t any information regarding the sales in Europe for the time being.
Nevertheless, Koei Tecmo President Yoichi Erikawa remains optimistic as he hopes that this crossover will eventually reach the 1 million sold mark during his interview with Nikkei Trendy (back from May 2014):
“In gaming, this is a first-time collaboration. As a new entry in the Warriors series, we plan to release the game Hyrule Warriors in collaboration with Nintendo in the summer of this year. In addition to our Warriors series fan base, Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda is also a very popular series with a large fan base, and I think it will become a great new market. Because of The Legend of Zelda’s legion of fans overseas, we are aiming to sell more than one million copies worldwide.”
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