Sales matter when it comes to games. But this especially becomes true when it comes to major franchises, regardless of whether they’re on the handhelds, mobile market, or high-end consoles. Take for example Legend of Zelda. It’s a franchise that has lasted decades without many failures, and it’s expected to sell across all regions. About a week ago, Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes was released, and we’re already getting some sales numbers for the game on the 3DS.
According to Dengeki Online, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes sold around 54,400 copies in its first week in Japan. The sales tracker didn’t provide a sell-through rate (aka how much of the initial shipment was sold), but Dengeki did note the sales on that front.
Tri Force Heroes managed to sell through about 55 percent of its initial shipment. One important point to bring up, however, is that Dengeki has the game closer to having sold 60,000 copies.
So, what does this all mean? Well, while not “record-breaking”, Tri-Force Heroes did have solid sales numbers in Japan. It remains to be seen how it’ll do in the US, UK, and so on. Also, while Tri-Force Heroes didn’t have the “traditional” Legend of Zelda flair because it was more of a co-op multiplayer game, this does show that people were interested regardless of this fact.