Nintendo has announced that its latest game in the Zelda series, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, has sold a staggering 10 million copies worldwide in just three days after its release on May 12, 2023. This makes it the fastest-selling Zelda game ever, as well as one of the fastest-selling console exclusives in history.
Tears of the Kingdom is a sequel to the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which was released in 2017 and sold nearly 30 million copies across the Nintendo Switch and Wii U platforms. Tears of the Kingdom continues the story of Link and Zelda as they explore a vast open world filled with secrets, puzzles, enemies and dungeons.
The game has received universal praise from critics and fans alike, who have lauded its stunning graphics, immersive gameplay, rich story and innovative features. Some of the new additions include a dynamic weather system that affects the environment and gameplay, a crafting system that allows players to create weapons and items from materials they find or buy, and a companion system that lets players recruit and interact with various characters and animals.
The game’s success has also boosted the sales of the Nintendo Switch console, which has sold over 120 million units since its launch in 2017. Nintendo has said that it plans to support the game with free updates and paid downloadable content in the future.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.