Nintendo has announced that the latest entry in The Legend of Zelda franchise, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, has sold over ten million units across only three days. Additionally, this makes the entry the highest-selling game in the series. In fact, over four million units sold across the Americas alone.
Devon Pritchard, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Communications, shared the following statement regarding these achievements:
“Many players are returning to Hyrule with all its new mysteries and possibilities, and with the record-breaking launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for Nintendo Switch, we can’t wait to see what they’ll create in the game and the stories they’ll share next. We’re grateful for all of our fans who’ve shown their passion for The Legend of Zelda over the years, and these sales numbers for the latest installment continue to show the strong momentum for both the franchise and Nintendo Switch this year.”
To say this news is significant is a drastic understatement. Tears of the Kingdom has now made history, and the Zelda series is the grandest it has ever been. While I’m not personally the biggest fan of its alteration in gameplay direction, it’s undeniable that countless fans prefer it. I’m curious to see what future Zelda projects bring to the table and if they remain able to innovate significantly like Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom have.
In case you missed it, check out our review of Tears of the Kingdom.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom occurs after the events of Breath of the Wild, focusing on Link having to find Zelda after the two investigate treacherous ruins beneath Hyrule Castle. However, Link now possesses the right arm of a Zonai called Rauru, enabling access to powerful abilities that let player imagination run wild.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is now available on Nintendo Switch.
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