Retailers Have Stopped Taking Pre-Orders for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

    The $70 increase should be coming in tomorrow's Direct.

    After Nintendo listed Tears of the Kingdom for $70, retailers have now begun halting pre-orders for the highly anticipated title. This includes both Amazon and GameStop, who have both disabled new orders from being made. Additionally, Best Buy has taken the game off its storefront entirely.

    Amazon Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Pre-order

    What do the retailers taking down these listings mean? It basically confirms a price increase is indeed coming. Sony and Microsoft have both either made the transition or established a plan to do so, which has been a long time coming considering the price of game development currently.

    A Nintendo Direct is scheduled for tomorrow, February 8, where it is expected that Nintendo will confirm the price increase for first-party titles across the board. A confirmation that this will impact all future games will most likely be made, with Zelda acting as the first title at the price point.

    This comes after Nintendo’s financial report last night, which confirmed the Nintendo Switch has passed the PlayStation 4 in lifetime units sold. Plenty of other numbers were revealed, including games like Xenoblade Chronicles 3 selling over 1.8 million copies worldwide.

    Zelda Tears of the Kingdom GameStop

    Be sure to stick around for all sorts of coverage regarding tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct! It is expected that Nintendo could also reveal a limited edition OLED Switch unit themed around Tears of the Kingdom. This unit leaked a while back, including a themed console and joy-cons.

    Plenty of other titles will surely be revealed too, like the release dates of Pikmin 4 Advance Wars. It will be a magical time, so do be sure to stay tuned to Final Weapon for the latest coverage!

    Tears of the Kingdom is scheduled to release exclusively on Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023.

    Latest articles

    Related articles