Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity was a big release for Nintendo Switch last Holiday season, and an attempt to woo the many fans of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild over to Koei Tecmo’s action-centric Musou series. It paid off, with the title rapidly becoming the best-seller in the series.
Koei Tecmo has now published its annual results, which in general trends show that the most recent financial year was a success for the company, with Age of Calamity playing a significant part (especially in the company’s sales figures outside of Japan). In the previous quarter Age of Calamity had passed 3.5 million units shipped, and now we can see that the last three months have added another 200,000 units, taking the total to 3.7 million.
After the title’s incredible launch momentum has clearly slowed down a fair bit, though the upcoming expansion pass may give it a boost.
In terms of the big picture with Nintendo Switch, Age of Calamity will certainly be seen as a success, particularly as it’s hit new heights for the Musou series. Those sales figures are well below the 21.45 million number for the original game and will likely never get close, however, and Age of Calamity is some distance off breaking into the system’s overall top 10. Overall, though, it seems like a partnership that delivers solid results.
Are you planning to keep playing Age of Calamity when the Expansion Pass arrives? Hat tip to @Stealth40K for pointing us to the Japanese financial results to check the data!