Guinness World Records has officially announced that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has entered the Guinness Book of Records as the fastest selling Nintendo game of all time. In 3 days, the adventure action game sold 10 million copies.
In 2009 New Super Mario Bros. for Wii also earned this title – 1.4 million copies in 7 days and 10 million copies in the eighth week of release. It took nine years for Nintendo to surpass this result. In 2018, a new record was set by Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which sold just over 12 million copies in 24 days.
Less than five years later, the record was broken by a game in the The Legend of Zelda series. On May 12, 2023, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was released on the Nintendo Switch as the top contender for the Game of the Year award. This is the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, in which Link, along with Princess Zelda, must defeat Ganondorf before he destroys the kingdom of Hyrule.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom also broke another record, becoming the fastest-selling The Legend of Zelda game in its 37-year history. Before her, the title belonged to The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which was released in 2011.
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