Published on May 18th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Sells Over 10 Million Worldwide In First Three Days, Becoming The Fastest-Selling Game In The Legend of Zelda Series
In the three days since its launch on Friday 12th May, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for Nintendo Switch has sold over 10 million units worldwide, becoming the fastest-selling game in the Legend of Zelda series.
“We have been blown away by the support of fans for this record-breaking launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom,” said Managing Director of Nintendo Australia, Takuro Horie. “Nintendo Switch continues to deliver engaging experiences anytime, anywhere, and we look forward to seeing players’ adventures and creations as they journey through Hyrule.”
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In the game, players decide their own path through the sprawling landscapes of Hyrule and on the mysterious islands floating in the vast skies above. Discover new destinations, dangers, sights and puzzles that require wits and resourcefulness to overcome. Harnessing the power of Link’s new abilities, players will fight back against the malevolent forces that threaten the kingdom.
The Legend of Zelda series of action-adventure games started over 35 years ago with the original The Legend of Zelda game for the Famicom and the Nintendo Entertainment System. As the heroic Link, players go on an adventure battling foes and discovering hidden mysteries in vast fields and dungeons. As of March 2023, the series has sold more than 130 million units worldwide.
More than 10 million copies of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom were sold worldwide in the first three days, making it the fastest-selling game in the Legend of Zelda series.