Nintendo has announced that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which launched last Friday, has sold over 10 million copies in just three days. This is an absolutely astounding achievement for both the Zelda IP and the Nintendo Switch console, which just turned six years old this March.
Nintendo also noted that this landmark is the biggest launch in Zelda history, matching that of Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet, which also sold 10 million copies in just 3 days. Both of these launches have served as the biggest launches in Nintendo’s storied history.
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Sells 10 Million Copies in 3 Days
It should not be a surprise to anyone that Tears of the Kingdom was able to pull this off, with initial reports coming in that the game sold 500,000 physical units in locations like France. While it might have initially seemed absurd to see a game like TOTK sells 10 million copies at launch, you have to remember that this is the sequel to 2017’s Game of the Year, Breath of the Wild.
Over four million of the copies sold were from the Americas, with 2.24 million copies sold in Japan. This makes TOTK the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game ever to be released for the Americas.
Will Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Outsell Breath of the Wild?
While we can’t be too sure just yet, the initial sales are incredibly strong, and do suggest it is possible. With an aging system, however, Nintendo will need the push that has happened at launch to continue throughout the majority of this year. The holiday season will sell plenty of copies no problem, but it’s making sure the game stays consistent in both Summer and Fall that’s important.
Overall, we’ll have to see but things are looking bright as ever for Nintendo and the Zelda team!
Check out some of Final Weapon’s Tears of the Kingdom guides below!
- Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – How to Get the Paraglider
- Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – All Skyview Tower Locations
- Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – How to Duplicate Weapons
- Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – How to Duplicate Items
- Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – How to Get More Battery
- Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – How to Get Autobuild Early & Fast