Sales in Japan required to hit 300,000 units for success.
Though analysts like Michael Pachter have pegged The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to be a major success, especially for the upcoming NX, how successful does it have to be for profitability’s sake?
In a recent investor Q&A (translated on Twitter by Cheesemeister3k), series creator Shigeru Miyamoto noted that the game would have to sell two million copies worldwide to be profitable. He also revealed that it would be a success if it sold 300,000 units on the NX and Wii U in Japan.
Miyamoto also revealed that the credits consist of 300 people with 100 people part of the development team and that their accomplishments over the past five years will be useful for the next Zelda title.
Expect more details to emerge when Nintendo offers an official translation of its investor Q&A. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is expected to launch alongside the Nintendo NX in March 2017, which is the same time it will arrive on the Wii U.