Nintendo has announced that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, an exclusive game for the Nintendo Switch, has achieved incredible success. Within just three days of its release on May 12, the game sold over 10 million copies worldwide. This remarkable achievement establishes it as the fastest-selling game in the entire history of The Legend of Zelda series. Tears of the Kingdom has garnered immense popularity, particularly in Japan, where it sold 2.24 million units, and in the Americas, where it reached a staggering four million units. Notably, Nintendo highlights that the game has become the fastest-selling title on the Switch platform and in the entire Nintendo game library in the region.
The Legend of Zelda™: Tears of the Kingdom provides players with the freedom to forge their own path in a world that thrives on their creativity. This exclusive Switch game, which launched on May 12, takes players on an expansive and captivating adventure across the land and skies of Hyrule. Serving as a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, players will navigate the vast landscapes of Hyrule and explore the enigmatic floating islands that grace the skies above. Will you harness Link’s newfound abilities to combat the evil forces that threaten the kingdom?
Tears of the Kingdom introduces a host of exciting features. Players can reach sky islands through various means, and new abilities like Recall allow them to rewind the movement of objects. Fuse empowers them to combine items, Ultrahand enables the attachment and detachment of objects to craft innovative creations like vehicles, and Ascend allows them to leap through ceilings. Additionally, players will encounter a formidable new adversary known as the Construct, and some enemies may wield fused weapons.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is now available for purchase on the Nintendo eShop, the My Nintendo Store, and select retailers, with a suggested retail price of US $69.99. Alongside the game, Nintendo is offering the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and a special carrying case featuring designs from the game, both of which are now on sale.