The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Sold Over 10 Million Copies in the First Three Days

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom released last Friday and we now know just how many of you picked the game up in the first few days.

Nintendo announced today that the game sold over 10 million units worldwide in the first three days it was on sale. This makes it the fastest selling game in the history of The Legend of Zelda series. Four million of those copies were sold in the Americas making it the fastest selling Nintendo Switch game and Nintendo game for any system in the territory. Japan accounted for 2.24 million of those copies sold.

Nintendo issued the following statement:

“Many players are returning to Hyrule with all its new mysteries and possibilities, and with the record-breaking launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for Nintendo Switch, we can’t wait to see what they’ll create in the game and the stories they’ll share next,” said Devon Pritchard, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Communications. “We’re grateful for all of our fans who’ve shown their passion for The Legend of Zelda over the years, and these sales numbers for the latest installment continue to show the strong momentum for both the franchise and Nintendo Switch this year.”

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