Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Over 23 000 units sold for the soundtrack album at launch in Japan

In Japan, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is well on its way to become the best-selling Zelda game of all time (though it’s really not quite there yet!). It’s been selling steadily since launch, and is still hanging around in the Top 10 more than a year later… pretty unusual for the series. And it looks like even the soundtrack album is enjoying great popularity!

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild soundtrack album was released on April 25th in Japan, and it’s off to a great start. On Wednesday, Oricon shared the usual weekly album charts for Japan, and revealed that the album sold no less than 23 328 units during the first 5 days.

It was also the 4th best-selling album during that week: a great performance for a video game music album, especially as the album ranked #3, PIECE (by MONSTA X), only sold 635 units more!

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Original Soundtrack Oricon 1

In comparison, the first Splatune album (the soundtrack album for the original Splatoon) sold about 43 000 units at launch, and was the second best-selling album during its launch week. While it didn’t manage to do better than this one, the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild soundtrack album still managed to sell more than Splatune 2 (the Splatoon 2 soundtrack album), which sold 18 000 units at launch (4th best-selling album).

Source: Oricon



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