In just three days after its release, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom managed to break through the total sales of more than 10 million copies. These sales are the accumulation of global sales, and became the best-selling game from the Zelda series in Nintendo history.
The sequel to Breath of the Wild, which sold well, cannot be separated from the game reviewers who mostly gave this game high numbers and praise.
Many aspects are the main attraction, starting from innovative gameplay , puzzles, new mechanics, and a very stunning open-world world. Tears of the Kingdom has given a new meaning to open-world games so far, because the verticality of the world is very well thought out and developed, making land, sea, and space a place that can be explored.
Innovative mechanics and gameplay are also really felt in this game . In Tears of the Kingdom, players can create any object from any material. That way, players are truly freed to create as they please, which can only be limited by the imagination of each player.
It’s worth remembering that Tears of the Kingdom was the first Nintendo game to sell for $70, so 10 million is a pretty impressive record.
In comparison, God of War: Ragnarok took three months to break the 11 million mark. Meanwhile, Elden Ring took 1 month from its release to reach its first 12 million copies. Reportedly, Elden Ring will be preparing its first DLC for release this year.
These two games are the strongest candidates competing for last year’s Game of the Year nomination , and The Legend of Zelda; Tears of the Kingdom managed to surpass it very quickly. Moreover, considering that this game is a Nintendo exclusive game , this adds one more factor that makes the number of 10 million copies in 3 days really amazing.
From the records above, many have predicted Tears of the Kingdom as the strongest candidate to win the Game of the Year nomination for this year. Other candidates who have the potential to become Tears of the Kingdom rivals are Resident Evil 4 Remake which was released last March and Final Fantasy 16 which will be released in June.