Through the data disseminated by Circa we find out that The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom it was the best-selling game ever as of May 2023 in the United States. A perhaps predictable result given that the blockbuster Nintendo it was one of the most anticipated productions of the year, but there’s more.
The new episode of The Legend of Zelda has already established itself as the second best-selling game of all 2023 so far, behind only Hogwarts Legacy. An impressive result if you consider not only that Tears of the Kingdom has been available since last May 12, but also that the data is based solely on sales in physical format given that Nintendo does not disclose the digital sales numbers of its games. Tears of the Kingdom is thus ahead of other successful games such as Call of Duty Modern Warfare II, Star Wars Jedi Survivor e Resident Evil 4 Remakewaiting to find out what other games will take over the commercial front in the rest of 2023.
Returning instead to only May 2023, here is the Top 10 of the best sellers in the USA:
The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
Star Wars Jedi Survivor
Dead Island 2
Call of Duty Modern Warfare II
MLB The Show 23
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Resident Evil 4 Remake
Far Cry 6
A result that basically does not surprise at all, considering that Zelda Tears of the Kingdom sold 10 million copies in just 3 days, thus confirming itself as an instant success. In addition, Zelda Tears of the Kingdom was among the most watched games on Twitch as of May 2023, with 37 million hours combined.