Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom: Are Sales Living Up To Nintendo’s Hopes?

Sales of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are already off to a strong start following its release. But the question is how long the enthusiasm will last.



Sales figures for Nintendo’s latest game, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, are very strong so far. The game, which was released last week, is expected to post big numbers. Now it looks like the game’s results could be even better than anyone expected.

The original teaser for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was released back in 2019 – when it was billed as an untitled sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

According to Games Industry.biz, the new title quickly became one of the best-selling video games in the UK. At the time of writing, the game has become the eighth best-selling Zelda game of all time in the UK. It has now overtaken Skyward Sword, The Wind Waker and A Link Between Worlds. In terms of pure sales, it is the fourth-highest-earning game in the franchise. In addition, its opening sales record for physical copies was roughly 54% ahead of Hogwarts Legacy. However, these figures do not take digital sales into account.

It’s worth noting that when Tears of the Kingdom’s predecessor was released, it quickly became the best-selling game in the entire franchise. In fact, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild became one of the best-selling Switch games ever. It has since become the benchmark for single-player experiences on the system. But it was clear early on that the sequel would do very well indeed.

As early as October 2020, it was predicted that Tears of the Kingdom would be the best-selling game in the franchise; of course, predictions don’t always come true.

The game was the subject of multiple leaks and early piracy, partly due to an exploit in early Nintendo Switch models. But this doesn’t seem to have hurt sales of the latest instalment in the franchise. It remains to be seen whether the game will succeed in becoming the franchise’s bestseller, but for now, Tears of the Kingdom sales are off to a strong start.

Source: Games Industry.biz

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