The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Breaks Records

In a remarkable feat, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for Nintendo Switch has achieved unprecedented success, selling over 10 million copies globally within just three days of its launch on Friday, May 12th. This remarkable accomplishment has solidified its position as the fastest-selling game in the iconic Legend of Zelda series. Notably, it has also claimed the title of Europe’s fastest-selling game for Nintendo Switch and the fastest-selling Nintendo game across all systems in Europe.

Stephan Bole, President of Nintendo of Europe, expressed his appreciation for the overwhelming support from fans of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. He remarked, “In its seventh year, Nintendo Switch continues to gather momentum, as demonstrated by this record-breaking launch. We are genuinely grateful for the unwavering support of our fans, and we eagerly anticipate witnessing their captivating adventures and imaginative creations within the enchanting realm of Hyrule.”

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom serves as a direct sequel to the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In this highly anticipated installment, players are empowered to chart their own course through the vast and captivating landscapes of Hyrule, as well as the mysterious floating islands suspended within the expansive skies above. Explorers will encounter a plethora of new destinations, treacherous perils, breathtaking sights, and cunning puzzles, demanding resourcefulness and intellect to overcome these trials. Armed with Link’s newfound abilities, players will valiantly combat the malevolent forces that threaten the very fabric of the kingdom.

Its worth noting that The Legend of Zelda series, renowned for its captivating blend of action and adventure, embarked on its illustrious journey over 35 years ago with the release of the original The Legend of Zelda game for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987. Since then, gamers have immersed themselves in the role of the valiant protagonist, Link, traversing sprawling fields, venturing into perilous dungeons, and unraveling hidden enigmas. The franchise’s enduring popularity is reflected in its astounding sales figures, with over 130 million units sold worldwide as of March 2023.

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