In the latest issue of Famitsu, the Japanese gaming publication got the chance to sit down and talk with the head of Koei Tecmo Games, Hisashi Koinuma. Though they talked about numerous topics, Hyrule Warriors happened to come up. While no hard numbers were mentioned, Koinuma attributed their much-stronger-than-expected fiscal earnings to the sales numbers of Hyrule Warriors.
As per Koinuma, “Hyrule Warriors and Dragon Quest Heroes contributed drastically for the results of fiscal year 2015.”
This does leave the option to potentially create a Hyrule Warriors sequel, as the first game has become a proven success in both the Japanese and western markets, exceeding Koei Tecmo’s expectations. It would also help quench Zelda fans’ thirst for more Zelda since Zelda U has been delayed.
Update: Koei Tecmo’s financial report has been made public and Hyrule Warriors has sold over one million units worldwide, with an overwhelming amount of sales coming from outside of Japan (Japan only sold 130,000 units). They also report that the downloadable content for the game is still selling at a steady pace.
Maybe this will give the series the legs it needs for a sequel? Selling over one million copies on the Wii U is a huge feat given the small install base.