Nintendo Wii: The Legend Of Zelda Skyward Sword Is The Fastest Selling Zelda Game Ever

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has exclusively revealed that the recently released Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has sold over 535,000 copies since its U.S launch on November 20th making it the fastest-selling Legend of Zelda game ever.


228 thoughts on “Nintendo Wii: The Legend Of Zelda Skyward Sword Is The Fastest Selling Zelda Game Ever”

    1. i just bought the game skyward sword limited edition and is garbage
      the wii remote looks like crap the orchestra soundtrack sucks full of mistakes and the game is just ok, the controls are not responsive at times but the game is just more of the same…

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        1. FAILLLL “Can I ask you some good question!” With a “!” XDDDD IN QUESTIONS IS USED “?” IDIOT lol you suck dude, get a life lololol and the gamespot thing is fucking lame not funny at all

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      1. if u want casual games buy a ps3!zelda is a series with many difficults and the game is top 1!so silence the games orchested rules!trololos!!!!

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        1. and zelda isnt a caual game like unchearted or god of war or ratchet and clank.zelda has changed my game life!and GOD wants nintendo to go on!

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      2. Damn you must have bought like 50 copies of the game because you say “i just bought” each time you post that annoying fucking comment thank you for helping nintendo =)

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        1. “BITCH GTFO YOU SMOKING WEED OR CRACK!”
          ….
          I think noname finally snapped.
          And guys, look at the first commenter’s name, he’s not being serious, he’s just being sarcastic and making fun of all the other people who have posted that comment before, so you can lower your pitchforks for now.

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  1. Do people still buy the wii? I mean WTF? The wii is garbage, why does my NES has better graphics than this piece of shit. Second, what is the fucking point of swinging the retarded controler around… it looks like a fucking dildo. The only place I have seen people swinging their arms around like that was in a rave club for gay man. And what is the point of that fucking wii fit thing, not everyone is a stupid fat fuck who needs to excersice, if you want to exercise go to a fucking gym you lazy bastards. And fuck Zelda! doesn’t innovate shit!

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        1. hahahahah it should be “hahahah it should be ‘…fuck off, idiot.’” BUAHAHAHAHA ULTRA FAIL ONE BIG FLOP FOR NONAME! Commenting on a fail and failing, oh such irony!

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      1. i like how them nintendo fans try to back up there shitty console they know it sucks they just dont want to say it im telling you are missing out on some motherfucking awesome games the wii is a kids toy ps3 and is xbox is for gamers get though your head

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        1. Umm…..

          Can i correct you that when i play Online games on PS3 i hear 10 year olds on mics all the time.

          This website is full of mature gamers and only adults play Zelda… I never see kids playing it, kids are away playing COD.

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          1. Lol i kind off agree with buzz here, my little cousins are always screaming “epic fail” “modded controller” & “rage quitter” all the time on their xbox, and their only 10 and 8 lol

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            1. *Cough cough* (Even though I’m annoyomous just bear with me here =P) Is it now wrong for a 12 year old to play Zelda? I hate COD with every fibre in my body… Even my 13 year old friend who LOVES his PS3 says Zelda and Mario are better… I hate it when I get the assumption that I’m 12 I no-life COD or all kids/teens as well. Some of us play Zelda as well ya know… (Not that you directed it at all of that age range but it pretty damn well seemed like it)

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        2. Idiot comments like this are proof that new gamers these days are a bunch of little wankers. What happened to the days where everyone liked all games? Oh wait, that’s right, the internet changed that. Also, what are you trying to prove by commenting on a NINTENDO themed website that it’s ‘shit’? Is your life really so pathetic that you have to go and try to be a douche? If you don’t like it, cool, but why waste your time with idiot comments like this? It just shows how much of a retard you are XD

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            1. Remind me again how exactly saying my opinion is “proving how much of a retard I am”? Sure, the rule of thumb with trolls is don’t respond to them, but that’s no fun. I prefer to make them look like idiots by actually using proper punctuation, grammar, and spelling. I wasn’t aware that retards could actually speak intelligently XP

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                1. I know exactly what a troll is. That’s why I respond back how I do. I get quite the gratification from making them look like idiots ;3

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        3. The Wii is for kids if you buy kids games. WHAT? DID HE JUST SAY A LOGICAL THING? I THINK HE FUCKING DID!

          Isn’t it obvious. If all I bought on my Xbox or ps3 was SpongeBob or ?kinectimals?, wouldn’t that then be considered to le a kids console. All you see are kids games. You have no idea what games that are good are and are actually bought by people who play good games on it. A search online will tell not only games on Wii that area an 8 and above but it will also pull up games that aren’t for kids.

          I buy games like redsteal 2 and no more heroes 2 and 1. Those are the first 3 games I thought of. You need to get down off you pedestal of Wii sucks and look at the good games. You are the worst kind of person, your arrogance from your ignorance if over whelming. Actually look before you speak. The Wii is not as good as I want it to be or as I thought it would be, but it does have must play games that you are so….so unaware of.

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        4. I think it’s cute when Sony fanboys shit on Nintendo. Not only are they blind to all the recent Nintendo ripoffs (Title Fight, Move, ModNation Racers [which I admit, I do love], & the vitality sensor), but also ignorant to the fact that NINTENDO IS THE ONLY REASON PLAYSTATION EXISTS. The PS1 started as a disc drive for the SNES that never happened. I have all 3 consoles, and they all have great games (AND I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT COD). Uncharted, Gears of War, Alan Wake, Infamous, Super Meat Boy and God Of War are all a LOT of fun. However, anyone that plays everything will tell you that no other developer/publisher can put a game together quite like the big N, and Skyward Sword is no exception. So, will all you fanboy trolls PLEASE crawl out from under your respective bridges and JUST FUCKING HAVE FUN PLAYING GOOD GAMES?!

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          1. +1

            As much as i love Naughty dog for the the uncharted series, sony santamonica for GoW, Namco for the tales of series, Capcom forthe Megamen Series, and A LOT other devs, none of them can or will touch Nintendos First party devs,

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    1. I love the sarcasm. That is absolutely perfect. Man…..but in all seriousness Zelda does sell a lot because it is a good game….why else would it sell more to kids above the age of 16? If you don’t want Wii fit then don’t but it. If you don’t want to swing your arms around then don’t buy those games. And the Wii has better graphics than the ness that is the only trolling comment you posted.

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      1. HAHAHAHA YOU SAID BUT IT ISNTEAD OF BUY* IT FAILLLL YOU SHOULD KILL YOURSELF

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        1. Yep that’s right the t being right next to the y on my phone made me fail…even though I am correct. You are showing your ignorance. And that is what keeps me responding to people being as ignorant as you. Quit spitting out logical fallacy after another and then maybe you will say something logical.

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          1. Mainly, Wii is capable with very good graphics but you’ve only seen the Ubi junk of the console. I’ve seen some Wii Games with graphics almost equivilent to Xbox 360 (No trolling)

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            1. no i played super mario galaxy… and LOL that sucke fucking mario 64 had better graphics and gameplay! It says there’s no gravity but it fails and mario goes all over the place!

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                1. Metroid graphics sucks and zelda twilight shit it’s full of glitches WTF and XD REDSTEEL 1 IS A FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT LOL 2 IS A BIT BETTER BUT OF COURSE IT’S CELLSHEADED THE ONLY GRAPHICS THE WII CAN AFFORD LOL SKYWAD SWORD GRAPHICS SUCK

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                  1. KIDS ARE BETTER PLAYING WITH ROCKS THEN A FUCKING WII FUCKING THING SUCKS WIIU IS GOING TO BE THE SAME WAY FUCKING 50% MORE POWERFUL MY ASS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH FUCKING NINTENGAYS MAKE ME ROLF HAHAHAHAH

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                  2. Metroid graphics does not suck can i say, I’ve played both of the Wii games and there almost Xbox 360 graphics.

                    Conduit 2 also has great graphics.

                    So TROLOLOL

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                    1. ur a loser the WII SUCKS LLOOLOLOLOLOL

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                    2. “KIDS ARE BETTER PLAYING WITH ROCKS THEN A FUCKING WII FUCKING THING SUCKS WIIU IS GOING TO BE THE SAME WAY FUCKING 50% MORE POWERFUL MY ASS HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH FUCKING NINTENGAYS MAKE ME ROLF HAHAHAHAH”

                      Whoa. Just— Whoa. Did noname forget to take his pill? Back up bro, before you pop an artery. I mean, jesus, you aren’t even actually insulting anyone but yourself now, your comments have gotten so lame. And what’s with all the HAHAHA’s? What is that? Are you seriously laughing at your own jokes? And judging by the way that you announce to the world that kids are better off playing with rocks than the Wii, well…. have at you.

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    2. The only place I have seen people swinging their arms around like that was in a rave club for gay man
      So u’re gay right??
      ^^Its strange u dont like dildos

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        1. Dave sucks shit lol he wants to get it on with anonymus he wants to insert his fat dick i anonymous tight ass. thats why he says he went to a gay club… and he doesnt get action in real life

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              1. FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!! You seem to be the only person with sense! It is obvious that he is the only troll acting like there is a bunch. I wish the rest of the people on this site would understand that

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  2. i just bought the game skyward sword limited edition and is garbage
    the wii remote looks like crap the orchestra soundtrack sucks full of mistakes and the game is just ok, the controls are not responsive at times but the game is just more of the same….

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    1. You didn’t buy and play the game at all. That’s impossible. Tue game is the same as you going around collecting stuff but how it goes about it is different. Before it was compass, map, miniboss, item, boss. Next. Now it’s really just puzzles, map, puzzles, boss, 2-3 items to get the new item, boss, upgrade items. Before there wasn’t side quest at all, zero, nothing. Now there are just as many as the main story. I do agree with you on the sound track, the only good one being the last song on the disc. And the Wii remote I got just for the Wii motion plus, plus the symbol. That’s my decision though. The controls work for me every single time. I played prolly 18-20 hours now and I have never be like damn, it messed up. I just don’t think you have it. I tell everyone the the first hour of the game is painful with story. But reaching the first temple and playing makes you feel like a badass.
      I wish the game (if you actually have it) gets a turn of opinion for you. Maybe its not you game, but say that, instead of saying that it is the games fault when everyone else like it.

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      1. I find hilarious how idiots like these still take my comment seriously! Get a life you fucking kiddos! lol Play real games like Skyrim!

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            1. WII IS JUST A FUCKING BIG THING OF DOG SHIT IN A HOUSE THAT NOLIVES IN FOR OVER 30 YEARS FUCKING SHIT FUCKING JUST DANCE SUCKS GO PLAY FUCKING NINJA BREAD MAN FUCKING GAMES SUCK ASS BUTT DUDE BUTT PS3 IS WHERE ITS AT GET BUY PLAY IT NOW YOUR PLAY WITH POWER SONY POWER

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        1. So when I’m playing Skyrim in about 20mins what am I suppose to think about you? Your comments have zero meaning and the only reason i’m talking to you is so i can hone my “spotting logical fallacy’s” skill. After Skyrim(PC), I’ll play a little BF3(PC), before I jump onto Zelda. I like playing good games is the whole point above. If you don’t like it then just say it, and leave it at that. Nintendo did do a shitty job on the wii and i am admitting that. It’s a really shit system. Every game on it is going to be worse than most game on the 360 or PS3. There are good games on it and if you don’t know them are don’t like them then fuck off. That is all people are asking. We like Zelda games so we bought Zelda. You don’t like it so don’t buy it. Enough said.

          If you hate the Wii then tell us why you have tried the games that were “good” and didn’t like them. A console is only as good as its games. Nintendo fans defend the games which, in turn, defend the system. Why do you hate all of the top 20 games for the Wii?

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  3. Could it be walmarts black friday sale? I say yes…while working I seen everyone picking one up. Way to go Nintendo. I’m just happy more people will experience the epicness of that game.

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  4. I haven’t got this game yet because someone keeps saying it’s garbage and the wiimote looks like crap also the controls are not responsive. But if it has sold so well I think I’ll take a risk and pick up a copy.

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    1. The controls are iffy and who gives two shits about what the controller looks like, YOUR SUPPOSED TO BE LOOKING AT THE TV! lol Its a great game though play it for the story, the controls do not make the game unplayable unless you’re incompetent. Get the game.

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    2. DON’T
      i just bought the game skyward sword limited edition and is garbage
      the wii remote looks like crap the orchestra soundtrack sucks full of mistakes and the game is just ok, the controls are not responsive at times but the game is just more of the same….

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    3. There only trolls.

      Skyward swords controls are good

      Forget all the people saying its garbage, it’s brilliant and amazing one of the most critically aclaimed games ever. Gamespot was trolling saying the controls suck.

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        1. here is a clear example of people who play the shitty wii, a fucking hipster following a stupid trend… and what the fuck is his problem? he looks retarded moving his mouth lol idiots

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        2. No. I’ve seen people playing the game and the controls are fine.

          Really i’ve played other Wii games with out motion plus which require lots of movements like wii mote twisting and it works perfect for me.

          Are you going to troll about the Wii U next? You know Wii U has better graphics then PS3 & Xbox, good news for the troll, Xbox 720 is being released in 2013

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      1. It’s not “there” it’s “they are” xDDDDD lol you suck man.

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        1. He would only suck if you knew that is what he was saying. He could of been pointing to the screen and trying to say “There, only trolls.”. He did forget the , but I’ll excuse it.

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    4. The controls are perfectly fine. I’ve discovered that I was swinging too hard and that would screw up calibration. If you keep it smooth, they work amazingly.

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    1. >Implying metacritic counts as its the only review site that gave Skyward Sword a bad review. And no one mentioned Skyrim-job so stop trollin bro.

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          1. zelda needs to die its fucking gay link never talks its the same shit over and over again i feel sorry for people who buy that shit game

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            1. Nintendo has a tradition of having silent characters but many characters are given a voice recently like Samus in other M and Pit in Kid icarus uprising

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          2. I’m sorry but… the music in zelda is like they handed a keyboard to a 8 year old and then put it in the videogame randomly go and FUCK YOURSELF TROLL I will go and play good games like SKYRIM

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            1. I geuss your a 10 year old that plays COD 24/7

              THE MUSIC IN ZELDA IS EPIC ANYWAY! LISSEN BETTER!!!!

              And for Zelda fans this is 20 minutes long of the theme! I LOVE IT!

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              1. Hey 12 year old wanker, look. In the sentence “…your a 10 year old…” it’s actually “…you’re* a 10 year old…” oh and btw it’s guess, not “geuss” what the fuck? Learn to type and spell. Then reply to me.

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                1. Im not 12 and that was a typo right!

                  Most people on this article are adults.

                  Do you know how to spell limitedly?

                  I know english well don’t underestimate us.

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        1. Do you know about opinions.

          Why do Boys love war and explosions in COD?

          Why do people hate Justin Bieber?

          Why do people think COD is rubbish?

          We all know Gamespot and G4 are Trolls.

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      1. That is totally wrong. I LOVE both, but Skyrim gets the prize. Then again it is an opinion……i’ll be back….someday when you slip up…..i’ll be there.

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    2. i own both games and theres little to no connection, besides the fact both of them are fantasy games. its like comparing oranges to apples, there fruits but besides that theres nothing else. there both great and sales in no ways say how good a game is. look at MW3 and BF3 in sales, who got more sales? MW3. which is the same boring shit? MW3.

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  5. Lol its the same trolls on every zelda post.
    Anywho, I beat Skyward Sword Yesterday and I must say it was the best one so far as far as story goes. The motion controls were fun but they were more annoying in most situations (fuckin beamos) The bosses were challenging but fun and the puzzles were classic Zelda style. Great game! (But srsly tho wtf is up with Ghirahim)

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    1. i just bought the game skyward sword limited edition and is garbage
      the wii remote looks like crap the orchestra soundtrack sucks full of mistakes and the game is just ok, the controls are not responsive at times but the game is just more of the same….

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  6. I’m so glad this game is going strong! Glad fans and people alike are playing Nintendo games. Can’t wait for my shipping of this game to arrive!

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  7. i just bought the game skyward sword limited edition and is shit
    the wii remote looks like crap the orchestra soundtrack sucks full of mistakes and the game is just sucks ass , the controls are not responsive but the game is shitty ass zelda ….

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      1. AHAHAHAHA U CORRECTED THE MISTAKE! XDDDD WHAT A LOSER LOLOLOLOLOL

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        1. MW3 is bad. ok

          It scored 2.9 on user scores on meta critic on both consoles.

          Really MW3 failed so much against MW2 it only takes 4 hours to complete campain on MW3 and 40 hours to complete skyward sword.

          The only people on mics on online are 10 year old kids. GET IT!

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  8. i just bought the game cod mw2 limited edition and is garbage the wii remote looks like crap the orchestra soundtrack sucks full of mistakes and the game is just ok, the controls are not responsive at times but the game is just i just bought the game skyward sword limited edition and is garbage the wii remote looks like crap the orchestra soundtrack sucks full of mistakes and the game is just ok, the controls are not responsive at times but the game is just more of the.same…

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      1. ARE YOU GOING TO TROLL SAYING XBOX IS BETTER THEN PS3!

        X BOX 360 HAS BETTER LOAD TIMES BUT PS3 HAS SLIGHTLY BETTER GRAPHICS!

        PS3 HAS GOLDEN EYE AND XBOX DOES NOT!

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  9. Port Skyward Sword over to 3ds I want to see if this game really is garbage or not see if the music is full of mistakes and wii remote looks like crap oh wait can’t do that lol.

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  10. If a good game did not come out for my system in a long time I would run out and buy this re hashed shit too. It’s too bad sole wii owners cannot enjoy games like skyrim, batman, mass effect, uncharted, god of war and halo. Mario, Zelda…..rinse and repeat.

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    1. which is why i own more than just the wii. But I honestly have to say Skyward Sword was better than alot of the games Ive played on Ps3 and 360.

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      1. ^ TRUE

        I have the Wii for Metroid and Zelda (Hopefuly F-Zero and starfox but never happened)

        I have PS3 for the games i cant play on wii or want better graphics.

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  11. Wow, that’s awesome but somewhat surprising to me, I thought people were gonna hold off on this one and wait till the wii u comes out.

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  12. I love how trolls come here and talk about how childish Zelda is and how lame the Wii is.. if you don’t like it then why are you bothered to be commenting on a Nintendo website for god sake this is the thing i do not comprehend about these people.

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    1. I never liked Zelda when i was about 10 or something.

      Now i love it.

      You know i was to young to like Zelda which makes Zelda more of a mature game.

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  13. Sickr!!! Please get rid of these god awfull trolls!!! They are going to ruin this great site! Please consider a member scheme or block their IP or something… If I want to scroll thru this shit I’ll go to IGN or Gamespot….

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  14. STOP. RESPONDING. TO. THE. TROLLS.

    Yes, it’s sad that they have nothing else to do with their lives. Yes, they are incredibly annoying and vulgar. But do you have to respond to them?

    No. An interesting fact about trolls is that you actually don’t have to. Take note that a troll is probably going to respond to this post, saying “LOL, I love how you act like you’re so smart and superior. Go back to your Wii, Nintendofag. LOLOLOL.”

    Will I respond? Well, let’s just wait and find out. And for the record, I’m posting this from my Wii, so there.

    Have a nice day. :)

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    1. I was JUST about to type that in. You beat me to it, :P

      I hate it, it’s making it less enjoyable to read everyones comments because you have to scroll through a shit load of troll comments and the comments people post in reply to him/her. which are SO pointless and worthless. Ugh.

      But to comment on the article.

      I would say it’s the fastest for a few reasons:
      1) Zelda has become incredibly popular over the past decade or so. When the other games came out, it wasn’t as popular and well known as now.
      2) People are looking for more sources of escapism from their lives of financial misery… such as myself! :D
      3) and Nintendo took a long time to bring this one out, soooooo, people are desperate for some zelda already. TP came out in 2006!

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  15. People here are really stupid. Just stop feeding the trolls! Seriously, trolls/haters feel so insecure that they feel the need to bother others, but you people are at fault for giving them any attention.

    Anyways, that’s good to hear, but are these sales for the US only? Are they for the entire week? I mean, I was under the impression that this game had over 800 pre-orders. Either way, it’s an awesome game.

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  16. On the record, the Wii is more powerful than an X-Box (two times as powerful to be exact). That is not amazing, but nonetheless, it is still capable of producing some pretty graphics.
    And why the hell do Nintendo haters jump on a Nintendo site and talk shit. Man, go do something with your life you douchebags.
    On a final note, the PS3 and X-Box 360 skipped a generation when they were released.. thats why they were so expensive. If they were to follow suit of the previous years in terms of power, they would have dropped systems with the power of a Wii or a bit better. And this year would have seen the PS3 and X-Box 360 (and Wii U) this year. Go read you dumb fools.

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  17. This noname guy really just amuses me. Only because he has that little of a life that he needs to go into a Nintendo website and make an ass of himself; not because he’s actually good at trolling. The only reason he gets so many responses is because you guys can’t see an obvious troll when he’s standing right in front of you. I mean, I’ll admit, I’m a huge Nintendo fan and I’ll occasionally troll about Nintendo for some lulz, but the way it’s being done here is just… ugh, there’s no class. So yeah, 1/10, come up with some new material, kbai.

    Oh, and we all know you live off the Wii. ;D No need to try and hide it.

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  18. lol you guys are so cute feeding the troll. even telling people not to feed the troll is just feeding them lawl. you all need to learn 2 internets.

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  19. I’ve been playing Skyward sword. Just made it to the Desert.

    I LOVE all the small bits brought in from the other games… Like all
    Things I loved about Zelda in one game. I like the upgrade system, collecting bugs, the serious nature of the antagonist… Spectacular game.

    Nintendo: Software Sells Hardware. You just saw it… Again. Please don’t botch the WiiU release.

    3DS Update delayed?… *sighs* why am I not surprised…

    Also, Can you guys (readers) stop using words such as: faggot, gay, and other homosexual comments? I have several gay friends, and using “gay” as an insult is very outdated.

    Anyway, Skyward sword is amazing. I’m loving every minute. Truly an epic “send-off” for the Wii. (I know, it’s not dead yet)

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