Nintendo has broken the pre-order record again with it's ground breaking new Zelda title, The Wind Waker. Wth pre-orders hitting the 560,000 mark, and still rising with two weeks until the game's release, Nintendo once again has a Platinum game to add to it's ever growing pile of winners.
"The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is the most anticipated video game in Electronics Boutique's history based on our pre-orders, even outpacing last year's Grand Theft Auto: Vice City," says Jerry Madaio, vice president, merchandising, Electronics Boutique. "And the number of pre-orders is still growing! Clearly, this game's appeal is so wide, that it is a 'must-have' for any Nintendo GameCube owner."
"Given the history of the Zelda series, we expected overwhelming interest, and this solidifies the ever-growing phenomenon and attraction gamers have to the characters and story," explains George Harrison, senior vice president, marketing and corporate communications, Nintendo of America Inc. "It doesn't matter which system you own, gamers across the world respect and anticipate the launch of any Zelda game and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is a killer application that will move hardware."
I always remember when I went to get my copy of Zelda: OoT, there where lines and lines of people buying N64's just to play Zelda, it was a great time...