Zelda: Breath Of The Wild is enjoying a monumental success worldwide and it’s recently come to light that it is also helping Wii U sales at GameStop too. Eric Bright, GameStop’s senior director of merchandising, recently spoke to Game Rant and explained that the new title in the Zelda series has prompted a sharp rise in the amount of pre-owned Wii U hardware being sold:

“With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild coming out, we’re seeing great results in our pre-owned Wii U sales. We’re selling a lot of pre-owned Wii U consoles along with brand new Wii U copies of Zelda. Breath of the Wild has reinvigorated sales of the Wii U with Nintendo Switch being sold out at so many retailers. The Switch launching and Zelda launching completely racked up the Wii U market.”

With the Nintendo Switch suffering from stock shortages around the globe, consumers may be having no choice but to enjoy Breath Of The Wild on Nintendo’s previous home console. Either way, at least fans have the option available.

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      • King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Hopefully it will also await us at Nintendo Switch if Nintendo doesn't FUCK things up again!}

        Honestly, they don’t deserve those fucking pennies! They are the biggest reason the Wii U sunk like the Titanic, after all… So no. Not a sad thing… at all.

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  1. My friend just got a Wii U yesterday for Breath of the Wild. Funny thing is, he only got it for one game, but then he got really hyped as it dawned on him that now he can now play Bayonetta, Wonderful 101, Wind Waker HD, Twilight Princess HD, Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, Partners in Time, Link to the Past, etc.

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    • It’s sad – kinda like great painters. A lot of people aren’t interested until they’re dead. While the Wii-U didn’t get a lot of love, it has some of the best games out there. Nintendo was always #3 as far as consoles go and IMHO, Nintendo games are #1.

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    • Same. I think once word got out that:
      A. You don’t need a switch to play it.
      B. It runs really, really well on the WiiU.
      Makes sense people wanted a used WiiU.

      I have the Link Amiibo that gives you Epona and Twilight gear. But I only have one.

      Should I open and enjoy it, sell it for $70 or keep it unopened as a collector’s item?

      What do I do???

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  2. Now think what if BotW was the Wii U’s exclusive it was originally meant to be? It is the true killer app the platform always needed….
    As for me? Literally just got out of a long session of BotW myself on my own Wii U which I’ve owned first hand for years now.
    Can we all agree Paya is best waifu?

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    • King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Hopefully it will also await us at Nintendo Switch if Nintendo doesn't FUCK things up again!}

      xD I have a thing for her too. Just knowing she has a tattoo somewhere awesome but we can’t see it is just… Ugh! Why can’t Ninty not be so psycho over seeing a butt, a body part EVERYONE has regardless of gender or even species, like the rest of America is!? “Oh my god! Ariel Winter is showing off her ass! She’s a little slut & should be shunned off of my television screen!” I pray these people never look in a mirror at their own rear end. xD Too bad we missed Purah at her 20s stage… :/ And I’ll stop now before this gets weird. Unless it’s too late already. lol

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    • King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits at Sony PlayStation 4! Hopefully it will also await us at Nintendo Switch if Nintendo doesn't FUCK things up again!}

      Just in case my original doesn’t get allowed because of the awaiting moderation thing, I’ll just copy & paste it but use a different word that I’m assuming my original comment is invisible because of. (Feel free to delete this extra comment if my other one is allowed through, MNN. Unless it’s not. In which case, I’m sorry for the word I used. This is gonna be a waste of a comment if I’m wrong about which word triggered the moderation thingy, though. D: )

      xD I have a thing for her too. Just knowing she has a tattoo somewhere awesome but we can’t see it is just… Ugh! Why can’t Ninty not be so psycho over seeing a butt, a body part EVERYONE has regardless of gender or even species, like the rest of America is!? “Oh my god! Ariel Winter is showing off her ass! She’s a little sl** & should be shunned off of my television screen!” I pray these people never look in a mirror at their own rear end. xD Too bad we missed Purah at her 20s stage… :/ And I’ll stop now before this gets weird. Unless it’s too late already. lol

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  3. i bought a switch even though i have a wii u because i dont want to buy it for a dead system… play it and never play it again and good thing i did. i have 70 hours into and i only half way though (or at least i think i am) thats a new record for a single player game for me. i will be playing a lot more over the years

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