During a meeting with shareholders of Nintendo, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed interesting details about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and one of them was that the title needs to sell 2 million units to recoup their investment.
According to the translation of a Twitter user Cheesemeister, Shigeru Miyamoto said that “the costs [of production] will be recovered by selling in large volumes.” The developer also said the new game of Link must “pass 2 million in sales.”A game is a hit in the domestic market if it reaches 300k sales, but we’re targeting worldwide sales.”
.@NStyles …will be helpful in the next production. The costs will be recovered by selling in large volumes, passing 2m sales.
— Cheesemeister (@Cheesemeister3k) June 29, 2016
At the meeting, Miyamoto also said that at the moment 100 people are working on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but the game has more than 300 in the credits, who worked on the project over 5 years.
Recently, the analyst Michael Pachter said Breath of the Wild help will help to sell 10 million Nintendo NX quickly. Meanwhile, Miyamoto said Nintendo’s new console will offer more than just power. Since the development of Wii, Nintendo has implemented blue ocean strategy, ie, seeking success through innovation. So comments of Miyamoto and Reggie Fils-Aime suggest that, once again, Nintendo will look to do something different forw the competition.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will debut in 2017 for Wii U and NX.