Thought this might interest you; personally I’m not surprised in the least. Perhaps some day, we’ll truly get a worthy successor to NES The Legend of Zelda.
It’s definitely a good start, but I wouldn’t judge anything until several more weeks have gone by. For all we know, a good first week’s sales shows effective marketing as opposed to something else.
You bring up an interesting point. What would a modern Legend of Zelda game look like? Imagine Zelda in 3d. What we got with Ocarina was more of Link to the Past in 3d which is good, but not NES Zelda.