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The Legend of Zelda video game sold 10 million copies in three days.

Nintendo has claimed that their latest Zelda game has sold over 10 million copies in just three days.

According to the report, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has become the fastest-selling Zelda game to date.

In comparison, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time sold 7.4 million copies during its full lifetime, according to gaming aggregator Metacritic.

Tears of the Kingdom was published on Friday as a Nintendo Switch exclusive.

And, with the exception of Breath of the Wild, it has already sold more copies than any other Zelda game.

According to Statista, Breath of the Wild, which was launched in 2017 on both the Switch and the Wii U, sold around 30 million units.

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Meanwhile, Elden Ring, the 2022 Game Awards winner, has sold an estimated 20.5 million units as of March 2023. However, the fantasy game, developed by the successful role-playing series Dark Souls, was launched on a variety of systems, including the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and even PC.

According to GamesIndustry.biz, Tears of the Kingdom has also become 2023’s biggest physical video-game launch in the UK, selling twice as many physical units as Hogwarts Legacy.

“The huge opening sales of the latest Zelda place it amongst the biggest paid-for games ever released,” Ampere Analysis’ Piers Harding-Rolls told BBC News.

“With gross sales estimated to be well over $600 million [£480 million], this title is comparable to some of the best-ever launches but falls just short of the very biggest.”

“For example, Grand Theft Auto V sold over $1 billion in its first three days.”


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