The latest game that surpassed 10 million copies sold in three days worldwide
Kodoani.com – The long-awaited sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildTo be Tears of the Kingdom, was finally released last Friday worldwide, enticing people with the vast realm of mechanical construction and condemnation of Korok. Nintendo announced today that over 10 million copies were sold in the first three days of worldwide release.
The Legend of #Zelda: #TearsOfTheKingdom has sold over 10 million copies worldwide in its first three days, becoming the fastest-selling game in the history of the Legend of Zelda series.
Thanks to those already enjoying Link’s latest adventure! pic.twitter.com/XxRSLaiWrO
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 17, 2023
Going into detail, in the Americas this has sold over 4 million copies, making Tears of the Kingdom the best-selling Nintendo Switch game and the best-selling Nintendo game in history in the Americas. In Japan, 2.24 million copies were sold in the first three days.
Worldwide, Tears of the Kingdom is the best-selling Zelda game in history and the second highest-grossing personal Zelda game of all time, the fourth best-selling game alongside Twilight Princess and Twilight Princess HD.
To get a sense of how big the launch is, it ties Pokémon Scarlet and Violet with one of the biggest game launches of all time, also surpassing 10 million copies in its first three days, which is also the release. Biggest launch for a Pokémon game ever and close to the biggest launch of all time.
For reference, Breath of the Wild has sold over 30 million copies on Nintendo Switch and Wii U since it was released in 2017. Tears of the Kingdom is already a third of the way there!