We knew it was going to be big, but this is wild.
In just three days since its release on Nintendo Switch The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. That’s a lot of people currently driving around beautiful Hyrule with Link, MacGyver assembling hilarious vehicles and upgrading their power cells.
The highly anticipated sequel to the popular 2017 film breath of the wild is the fastest selling Zelda game of all time according to Nintendo.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a delightful blend of boldness and familiarity
“In its seventh year, the momentum of the Nintendo Switch continues strongly, as evidenced by this record-breaking launch,” said Stephan Bole, president of Nintendo of Europe, in a press release. “We are so grateful for the support from the fans.” The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdomand really look forward to seeing their adventures and creations on their journey to Hyrule.”
Tears of the Kingdom however, isn’t quite the fastest-selling game of all time. That honor will remain Grand Theft Auto Vwhich sold 16.5 million copies in three days and was the fastest release of any media to reach $1 billion(opens in a new tab) (and it’s also the third best selling game of all time(opens in a new tab) behind tetris And Minecraft and The (the best-selling console/pc-only game of all time).
But Tears of the Kingdom still has more bragging rights. In Europe, Tears of the Kingdom is now also the fastest-selling game for Nintendo Switch and the fastest-selling Nintendo game for any system.
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