If the pre-hype wasn’t enough of an indication already, all the chatter during and after launch likely clued you into the fact that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was going to be a pretty huge deal. You’d be totally right to assume that, because the sequel to Breath of the Wild came out of the gate gliding in style to the tune of selling more than 10 million copies worldwide in just the first three days.
Those amazing numbers officially make Tears of the Kingdom 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
Here’s how Nintendo describes The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which launched on Nintendo Switch around the world on May 12:
In this sequel to the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game, you’ll decide your own path through the sprawling landscapes of Hyrule and the mysterious islands floating in the vast skies above. Can you harness the power of Link’s new abilities to fight back against the malevolent forces that threaten the kingdom?
Source: Press release