Tears of the Kingdom has sold over 10 million copies worldwide in its first three days

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, marks the fifteenth installment in this renowned series. Launched on May 12th, 2023, it caters specifically to the Nintendo Switch platform.

As a game of exceptional anticipation, numerous enthusiasts had pre-ordered even before its official release. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom did not disappoint, garnering unanimous praise post-release. According to official data disclosed by Nintendo, it eclipsed ten million in sales within merely three days following its release, setting the record as the fastest-selling game within The Legend of Zelda franchise.

Sale metrics reveal a staggering 2.24 million copies sold in Japan alone, and over 4 million units in the United States, rendering it the fastest-selling game for both the Nintendo Switch platform and Nintendo overall within the U.S.

The British sales velocity and volume of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom were equally breathtaking. Merely two days post-launch, it scaled to the eighth spot in the all-time sales rankings for the Zelda series within the UK, surpassing predecessors like The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.