Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Overtakes Franchise’s Top Title on N64 Becoming UK’s Third Best-Selling Zelda Game

Published 06/06/2023, 8:26 AM EDT

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The Tears of the Kingdom, Nintendo’s most recent Zelda game, is yet another home run. This highly anticipated game has captivated both critics and players, revolutionizing the gaming industry. It has received praise for being among the best Zelda games to date and has also seen remarkable commercial success.

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Players can explore a huge, immersive open world in The Tears of the Kingdom, along with innovative features that inspire their creative juices. So it should come as no surprise that the game sold more than 10 million copies worldwide just a few days after it was released. A renowned record set by its predecessor has already been surpassed by this astounding accomplishment.

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom breaks another record

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According to GamesIndustry.biz, Nintendo’s newest Zelda game has already outsold the legendary Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64 in terms of physical sales. Only two other Zelda games have sold more boxed copies in the United Kingdom: Breath of the Wild, which debuted on the Switch in 2017, and Twilight Princess, which debuted on the GameCube and Wii in 2006.

Continuing its remarkable momentum, The Tears of the Kingdom has secured the top spot on the sales chart, outpacing new entrants such as Street Fighter 6, which reportedly had a less impressive physical launch. The fastest-selling game in the Zelda series’ history as well as the fastest-selling Nintendo game in Europe and the Americas, according to Nintendo, sold an astounding 10 million copies worldwide in its first three days.

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The Zelda franchise is now one of the best-selling game franchises in the world thanks to the success of The Tears of the Kingdom. It competes head-to-head with Nintendo’s other mega-franchises like Pokémon and Super Mario, which have sold more than 1 billion copies combined, with over 130 million copies sold so far.

The Tears of the Kingdom’s phenomenal critical acclaim, coupled with its unprecedented commercial success, is a testament to Nintendo’s prowess in delivering exceptional gaming experiences. As fans eagerly explore the wondrous world of The Tears of the Kingdom, it’s safe to say that Zelda’s legacy as a gaming powerhouse will continue to grow, leaving an indelible mark on the industry for years to come.

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