The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Sells Through 500,000 Physical Copies in France at Launch

    A massively popular title.

    This morning, it has been reported that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has sold around 500,000 physical copies in France during its launch. This is a monumental number for a number of reasons, which we’ll explore below.

    Tears of the Kingdom Breaks Records in France

    As of now, Tears of the Kingdom now serves as Nintendo’s biggest launch ever in France. This is only considering the physical sales too since digital numbers won’t be revealed until Nintendo releases them. The previous record holder of this title was Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. The two titles combined sold around 360,000 units at launch, putting Tears of the Kingdom a whole 140,000 units ahead.

    With 500,000 units, this puts Tears of the Kingdom above the launches of Red Dead Redemption 2, as well as all the latest FIFA titles in the region. It’s seriously impressive when looking at the grand scale of things, and makes you wonder if TOTK stands a chance at beating Scarlet & Violet’s record of 10 million copies sold during launch weekend.

    It is clear just how massive the reach of Tears has become, especially when looking at titles like FIFA, which tend to lead the sales charts each year. This is not only due to the brand and name, but additionally from the fantastic marketing both by Nintendo and by fans through uploading clips.

    Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Link Glider

    Implications for Global Sales

    As for global sales, it is expected that we will be receiving an update on the game’s number of copies sold sometime this week. Generally, Nintendo will highlight massive launches with the reveal of the 3-day launch weekend total, however, they might wait to reveal this number for the first week of sales.

    It is remarkably impressive that the follow-up to Breath of the Wild is selling as fast as it is, however, it isn’t all that surprising considering the 2017 title has sold through 30 million units during its lifetime. It is almost a guarantee that Tears of the Kingdom is already the second-best-selling Zelda title ever, with second place currently Ocarina of Time

    Curious about where Hestu is hanging out in Tears of the Kingdom? Check out our Hestu Location guide!

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