During Nintendo’s Shareholders General Meeting today, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed some interesting facts about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the latest entry in the Zelda series. According to Miyamoto, the game has to sell two million copies in order to break even and be profitable. He also gave a bit more information regarding the development team, and revealed that they have over 100 people working on the game, and this project has been worked on for about five years now.
Miyamoto also mentions that in order for the game to be considered a success in the domestic market, it would have to reach 300k in sales, though, of course, they’re “targeting worldwide sales.”
It was also recently revealed that Nintendo had enlisted the help of some folks over at Monolith Soft to help with development of Breath of the Wild, along with its open-world design and mechanics. Given the large scale of the game and its ambition, it’s no surprise that Breath of the Wild would need to reach a high number of sales in order for it to be profitable.
Still, given how promising it looks, it is highly likely that the game will be able to reach its sales targets.