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Zelda Wind Waker HD Looks To Have Sold 152K In North America, Boosts Wii U Sales 31%

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Although these sales figures are not yet confirmed, VGChartz are reporting that The Wind Waker HD has sold over 152,000 copies in North America in its first week, and that the game has boosted Wii U sales in the region to over 35,000, a jump of 31%. These figures are in stark contrast to those in Japan, where reports still had Wii U selling only 5,000 consoles after the release of Wind Waker HD. Interestingly, these large figures coming out of North America do not include eShop sales of the game, where Wind Waker HD is reportedly doing extremely well.

The title’s success in North America can no doubt be attributed in large part to a huge marketing push by Nintendo that saw them release a Wii U Deluxe bundle that included the game, as well as a GameStop exclusive version that came packaged with a Ganondorf figurine. Nintendo is hoping that The Wind Waker HD will continue to drive console sales, because with the delay of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze until 2014, the struggling Wii U can expect to see very little first-party software support for the holidays.

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      1. Since you want to be Jesus I have some questions for you: Why cn’t ypu tell me when the repture is coming? Is Obama the antiChrist? Since you are the begining and the end, why didnt you know that if you created Satan he would trick Adam to eating from the tree of knowlege putting sin in the world? After Adam atr from the tree and you were disappointed, why didnt you just simpky kill Adam and Eve and Watan and start all over?

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      2. Another question for Jesus. Since you claim to be Jesus, how od am I? What city am I in? What’s heaven like? What do the mansions in heaven look like?What kind of food do you eat in heaven? Are animals up there?

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      3. Since you want to be Jesus Christ, why did you give Satan his power? Didn’t you know he betray you? Break down Revelation 13 for me. The 7 heads and 10 horns. Where is Babylon today. Is that woman holding the cup in her hand the Statue of Liberty?

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      4. To Jesus. Who or what is the two horned beast? Did you begin opening the 7 seals? Explain the White horse, red horse, black horse and pale horse that comes out each seal after you open it? Who are the two witnesses? Where are they today?

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      5. What were you thinking when you were nailed to the cross? What did they do with the cross after they took your body downfrom it? How much would that cross be worth today?

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      6. You just got exposed. Regardless since I know Jesus ain’t a prophet and you are think you are, even a prophet could answer my toughest questions. Why couldn’t you? Exposed.

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      7. My lack of knowledge? Ignoring that I read the book of Revelation and according to the Bible which I believeyou open the 7 seals. So tell me who are the 4 horsemen?

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      8. What are you saying yes to? Ignoring I asked more than one question and not one was answered. Why are you using that name and yet can’t take the responsibility of answering tough questions?

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      9. So if you are Jesus how come you aren’t answering none of my questions? After all your the Omega and beginning and end aren’t you? Or are you just a lier who got exposed?

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    1. Knew it was coming, glad we finally got an official announcement. :3

      Finally get to play the Final Mixes of BBS and KH II! :D

      I’m wondering if they’ll do a KH DDD HD before KH III releases. It would be nice, especially since we still won’t see KH III for a few more years. ;/

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      1. That means nothing. Just like Resident Evil Revelations, Assassin’s Creed III Liberation, and other handheld games are getting the HD treatment soon after their initial release (even with solid sales), I wouldn’t be surprised if KH 3D did too – eventually.

        I’m not talking about right now, I’m talking more, 2015 which gives it ample time to sell on the 3DS. KH HD 1.5 ReMIX came out this year, 2.5 next year (2014), and Dream. Drop. Distance. HD could be in 2015. Then we’ll probably get a KH III release in 2016.

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      2. The side stories aren’t as good as the core games (KH, KH 2, KH BBS, and KH 3D).

        I like it because of the story and the gameplay. It is just a fun series that I have been with from the very start.

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      3. Chain of Memories isn’t a good starting point. It’s got plenty of flaws the core series games don’t have. You gotta start with the original.

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    2. It’s not just a remake, it improves on several key elements that hampered the original quite a bit. So it’s more like the definitive Wind Waker..

      If one of your favourite games from yesteryear was released in HD and tweaked to perfection, would you buy it? Of course you would..

      Plus quite a few people missed out on it first time around..

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  1. iwata: hmmmmmm mediocre sales for wii u…… maybe i wont to have to kill myself after all. in celebration we will cancel wii u.

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    1. For a console that everyone knows is going to get a $50 price cut, people are likely waiting until the holidays for, and with other “current competition” that’s far cheaper?

      That’s far above mediocre.

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    2. these sales are going to pass those of KH1.5 HD which has a userbase 40x the Wii U which is really good.
      Once again Ice, you fail.

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    3. The king..king’s fool troll has cometh for our mindless entertainment. Let’s give him a round of one hand clapping folks! *silent clapping*

      Seriously, this annoying fuckhead needs to get laid already.

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      1. yeah, you getting laid by iwata in your dreams counts. nasty, also im glad your getting so bothered by me. that comment up there wasnt even annoying, proofs that you cant handle criticism.

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      1. you should be used to that. look it all the mediocre effort nintendo gives there games now days. no new franchises and lazy rehashes.

        “is your body ready for shitty games. mine is. carnival games 2 everybody”

        (all the nintendo fanboys cheering)

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      2. Did you know the next coming zelda Wii U is going to be the biggest zelda of all time? the most expensive game on the history of nintendo, they only made wind waker HD just to help us in the waiting for this new title, you’re the mediocre one

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      3. It’s an obvious cry for help. I knew someone who was like him, traumatic experience at a very young age, wanted an NES for xmas, never got one.. Horrific story!

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      4. He’s gonna be the Michael Jackson/Christmas Carole’s Scrooge story of never getting what he wants as a child except he’ll legitimately molest (mind and body) any child who does have what he didn’t.

        Pretty pathetic basement dwelling fucker isn’t he? XD

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      5. Don’t look back to your childhood, the NES trauma is still raw, don’t dwell on the past, look forward..

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  2. 152K was for ONE days worth of sales. Sales week ended 5th October, Windwaker came out on the 4th.

    It’s selling as expected in USA.

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  3. Super Mario 3D World, WiiFitU, WiiPartyU, and Mario & Sonic is apparently very little first-party support. How many games were you expecting? Sheesh.

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    1. I think DKCTF was delayed as a favor to Sega for making Sonic LW a Wii U exclusive.It already has to compete with Mario 3D World for are money.It is in their best interest’s to keep Sega happy.Otherwise they will jump ship like Ubisoft and other developers.Sonic can’t go head to head with both and shouldn’t have to since Sega is being a full partner with Nintendo on 3 games.On like what happened with Rayman.

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  4. Damn right, got my WW HD bundle launch day. I got Arkham City and Resident Evil Revelations. Great system, too bad about the games. I honestly can’t wait for Super Smash Bros 4. That’s a must buy!

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    1. I haven’t even been able to play through Wind Waker HD yet, because of Pokemon X and Y (the best Pokemon games ever created by the way.) and now Sonic Lost World is coming out!!!!? 😣 I don’t have enough time to play all these games!!! I also still need to get Wonderful 101 AND Rayman Legends!! Plus Watch Dogs is coming out… oh man oh man. I need more time! 💋

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    1. It’s not just a basic remaster, the game has been “fine tuned”, not just the graphics but also in gameplay terms, which is why the “oh you can just play the original on Dolphin…” argument is so utterly retarded.

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      1. EXACTLY I GOT THE GAMECUBE VERSION OFF AMAZON LIKE 7 MONTHS AGO FOR $60 AND WAS VERY DISAPOINTED I PLAYED FOR THE FIRST TIME AND JUST FINISHED THE FIRST DUNGEON THE DRAGON ISLAND ONE AND THATS IT. GAME WAS A PAIN IN THE ASS TO PLAY, ALL ABOUT THAT DAMN CAMERA. GLAD THEY FIXED EVERYTHING BAD. IT TOOK TOO LONG JUST TO USE UR ITEM OR SAIL. NOW I LOVE THE HD VERSION.

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      2. still very basic. same game from the gc with slightly prettier visuals and small in-game changes. nothing new whatsoever in the game. fast sail and stupid tingle bottle don’t count. still a good game though. newcomers will surely enjoy this remaster.

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    1. Same here! I got the game and Ganondorf figurine! Looks nice next to my Mario and friends (plus bowser) figurine that you get from club Nintendo ;) 💋

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  5. 152 000 sold in two days :). Aldarazz your day of return to be humbled again. Neutron and “you thought” Pride has dropped you like talent dropped Britney Spears lol.

    PRIDE COMETH BEFORE A FALL.

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  6. 273 702 Zelda Windwaker HD sold in physical disk in a week. This not inclusing digital sales. Nintendo Commander, let us smile friend :).

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  7. The WiiU, the only eighth generation console that has games locked at 60fps, 1080P. Windwaker HD anyone? I here a certain VCR betamax plays movies at 900P, 25 fps. It is a movie game based in Rome.

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    1. The Wii has double the amount of eDRAM that’s required to render in 1080p, but of course there are certain naysayers that are blissfully unaware of this..

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      1. You can’t compare 3rd party games to asses the PS4/Xbone which are some of the biggest games on those systems, but it’s perfectly acceptable to compare 3rd party games on Wii U, which are nowhere near the biggest games for that system.

        3rd parties are giving the Wii U a really bad name actually, Nintendo need to round up a select few and tell other 3rd parties to do one..

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      1. Reggie: “Well first off, let me correct you on that, the Specs are quite different than the our competitive system, the Wii U is much more graphically intens ”
        Exposed.

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    1. You have been humbled yet again. It was meant to continue momentum my friend, Everyone but you was thinking this is in Mario Kart Territory.

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      1. And you have failed yet again man. Most people thought it would be a system seller and move a large amount of consoles but it didn’t and neither will 3D wold. It has to compete against xbone and ps4 also 3ds this holiday. It won’t make it through this year.

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      2. Plus, If you remember, the 360 went through something similar that the Wii u is going through. It was selling terribly for 2 YEARS. Software sells hardware, dude.

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      3. You can never get trough to fanboys. You all will see come November, December that the Wii U will fall. Mario just won’t save it this time.

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      4. Fuck Nintendo.
        #GIMMEMYMONEYBACKFUCKINGSCAMMERS.
        #WiiUDeadPleaseUnderstand
        #PSVitaOutsellWiiu
        #NintendoFansaresad
        #SonyandMicrodickFansComeheretotalkshitaboutWiiu
        #Hashtag

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      5. Ignoring you were wrong about WWHD sales. Now you want to play dumb as if Mario, the face of gaming, ain’t a system seller.

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      6. It is a system seller. But no one should have been expecting miracles, WiiU is facing an uphill battle against negative perception/media thats been building up since it’s release. So, WWHD did well considering the shithole WiiU is in.

        The WWHD Bundle already boosted sales for 2 weeks before the hardcopy’s release week (2 days of retail sales). That means 3 straight weeks of increased console sales (the first week was 2 days of bundle sales). And that’s not including UK and EU, which saw a higher % increase.

        Face it, you were wrong about this “lazy rehash”.

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      7. No I wasn’t these number aren’t anything special. If it sold about 500k launch or something I would have been impressed but once again a lazy rehash will never be a system seller

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      8. Why 500k? Even OoT3D didn’t sell anywhere near that, about 150k aswell. They are remakes after all, not new games.
        Yes, nothing huge, but still both sold systems. Or maybe you definition of ‘system seller’ is higher than that.
        Nintendo games usually continue to sell well in the long run, OoT3D already did +3mil, not bad for an old game that only sold 150K at launch. WWHD will easy pass 1million and a good chunk of those will be new WiiU owner.

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      1. It’s able to run games at 1080p 60fps, while the Xbox One is struggling to do that. So, no, it’s not as weak as you think

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  8. THATS IT ! Wii U is doomed … btw ive finished Wonderfull 101… worse game ever made … yeah really trust me guys dont buy this.

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  9. I got the game digital and 10 years later this game is still my favourite Zelda of all time!! Thank you Nintendo for this classic, I feel pokemon X is the next big Nintendo Classic in the making!

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  10. Well that’s nice but not great. Let’s see how well Super Mario 3D World can push units. Man Nintendo really fucked up this year and holiday season when it desperately needed it. If I was in charge I would have made the price drop early with bundles of Super Mario 3D World, Wind Waker HD, Mario Kart 8, and Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze all released before before 2014. Yeah Nintendo dropped the ball several times this year but I’m glad to see some sales rise.

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  11. I’m gonna have a stack of Wii U games even before I get the console. I already have 3, and eventually I’ll get Pikmin 3. I will NOT buy a Wii U until I see a new color! No matter how long I have to wait. Black SUCKS!

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