17 May 2023

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom sells over 10 million worldwide in first three days

Nintendo Co., Ltd announced on 17 May, 2023 that in the three days since its launch on 12 May, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom game sold for the Nintendo Switch system sold over 10 million units worldwide, becoming the fastest-selling game in the history of the Legend of Zelda series.

In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which is a direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 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 action-adventure series started over 30 years ago with the Legend of Zelda game for the Family Computer (Disk System) in 1986 in Japan. 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.