The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Has Already Surpassed Its Prequel’s Pre-order Numbers

Published 03/19/2023, 2:40 PM EDT

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Nintendo Switch is a popular video game console and its popularity is defined by its status as the third best-selling console of all time. Now, a console does not sell just for its name, instead, buyers pay for it for its games. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was one such game, and it sold like hotcakes!

It’s a popular franchise, and it was a very well-made game; both of these factors played a part in this game’s success. And it appears Tears of the Kingdom is on a similar path to success!

Nintendo Switch exclusive The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is already breaking records


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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the much-anticipated sequel to 2017’s Breath of the Wild. Fans all over the world are getting impatient to get their hands on it, just as they did in 2017 for its predecessor.


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The game is available for purchase, and its popularity is such that its collector’s edition is already out of stock. And recently, one more piece of proof of this game’s popularity was seen when the game broke pre-order numbers for Breath of the Wild. That’s also eight weeks before its release!

it is definitely expected that the trend will continue upward, and the sales will keep getting better. Well, it’s no surprise if a sequel sells better than its previous installment, as people are always excited about one.


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And on the other hand, this game is part of a franchise that has a huge fan following. Nintendo is no stranger to huge sales numbers either. Nintendo games often end up breaking sales records and selling way more copies than anyone expects them to. The big reason for this kind of fan base is the gameplay of their games. Nintendo is known for making fun games first and then worrying about their visuals and length.

The unmatched sales of its games are evident in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. This game sold over 10 million copies in its launch weekend. Even though the games were not very visually appealing and riddled with issues, they still sold and were appreciated by the community for their sheer fun quotient.


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Fans are expecting Tears of the Kingdom to fall in a similar category; besides, it’s even looking very good.

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Written by:

Rohit Sejwal


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Originating from Delhi, Rohit Sejwal is an Esports writer at EssentiallySports who has done MSc in filmmaking. Academics aside, he is an Avid Gamer and has been writing about them every now and then. While RPG games are his forte, Soulsborne games are the ones that he cherishes the most.
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Jito Tenson