Nintendo has revealed that their The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom game sold over 10 million units in the first 3 days since release (of which 2.24 million were sold in Japan). The game was officially released on May 12, and it is a direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel. You can watch the latest trailer for the game, which is available on the Nintendo Switch:
The game features some interesting new mechanics,and fans are praising it as a fantastic improvement of an already amazing game (Breath of the Wild). Nintendo describes the story:
In this sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 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?
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was originally released in 2017 for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. It introduced open world gameplay to the Legend of Zelda universe and received huge recognition and praise. Breath of the Wild is also the top selling game in the series and one of the best-selling video games of all time, having sold over 28 million copies by 2022, so naturally the sequel The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been long awaited by its fans.
The Legend of Zelda is a video game franchise created by Japanese game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. Most of the games for the franchise were developed and published by Nintendo, with some installments and re-releases being outsourced. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom selling 10 million units in three days is certainly a record of the franchise, and Breath of the Wild sold roughly 30 million units overall.