Selling fast!

Given how The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild managed to sell more than 30 million copies worldwide, with the vast majority of sales on the Nintendo Switch compared to the Nintendo Wii U, it should come as no surprise that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

You only need to play it for half an hour or less to decide for yourself that it is the better game of the Toledo but Nintendo has now announced that in its opening weekend, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has already become the fastest selling Zelda game and has shipped more than 10 million copies already.

What’s more, Nintendo have also revealed that the game is also the fastest selling Nintendo Switch game in Europe and North America, as well as the fastest selling Nintendo game for any system in Europe and North America. Of the 10 million+ sales, it has been revealed 4 million have been sold in the Americas by itself.

In additional to the announcement, Devon Pritchard, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Communications and Nintendo of Europe President, Stephan Bole, made the following announcements:

Devon Pritchard: “Many players are returning to Hyrule with all its new mysteries and possibilities, and with the record-breaking launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdomfor Nintendo Switch, we can’t wait to see what they’ll create in the game and the stories they’ll share next. We’re grateful for all of our fans who’ve shown their passion for The Legend of Zelda over the years, and these sales numbers for the latest installment continue to show the strong momentum for both the franchise and Nintendo Switch this year.”

Stephen Bole: “In its seventh year, Nintendo Switch momentum continues strongly, as this record-breaking launch shows,” We’re so grateful for the support of fans for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and are truly looking forward to seeing their adventures and creations as they journey into Hyrule.”

Source: Nintendo PR

By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: / Website: YouTube channel:

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