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WORLD | May 18, 2023

WATCH |’Tears of the Kingdom’ delivers on all promises to become the fastest selling game in series history

Shemar-Leslie Louisy

Shemar-Leslie Louisy / Our Today

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As a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BOTW), what many consider the Zelda franchise’s Magnum Opus, Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom had giant shoes to fill.

Since its release last Friday (May 12), the game has become the fastest selling first party exclusive of all time, selling 10 Million units in Its first three days of release.

The staggering sales figures reveal the immense popularity and enduring appeal of the Zelda franchise among gamers of all ages. With a remarkable feat of selling over 4 million copies in the Americas alone, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom also claims the title of the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game and the fastest-selling Nintendo game across any system in that region.

Devon Pritchard, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Communications, expressed his gratitude towards the dedicated fanbase that has shown unwavering support for the Legend of Zelda franchise over the years.

Pritchard stated, “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.”

Players are immersed in the vast and captivating landscapes of Hyrule, both on land and in the skies above, as they embark on a personal adventure filled with thrilling encounters, treacherous obstacles, and mind-bending puzzles. Armed with Link’s newfound abilities, gamers must vanquish malevolent forces threatening the kingdom, showcasing their wit and resourcefulness along the way.

“The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” is currently available for purchase on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch, the My Nintendo Store, and select retailers, retailing at a suggested price of $69.99.

Check out the launch trailer below:


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