Tears of the Kingdom has Sold Over 18M Units


The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

By: Jason Siu


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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom accounted for half of Nintendo's first-party games sold this fiscal year

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Nintendo has released its financial results for the second quarter of 2023, which revealed that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has sold 18.51 million units as of June 30. The company said that Tears of the Kingdom accounted for approximately half of its first-party games sold this fiscal year. While most of the gamers who purchased Tears of the Kingdom also played its prequel, Breath of the Wild, Nintendo did mention that more recently, Tears of the Kingdom buyers have never played Breath of the Wild.

It’s a strong sales figure for a game that was released on May 12, 2023. Breath of the Wild, which released in 2017, has sold around 30.65 million units. Tears of the Kingdom still has a lot of ground to make up, but it’s off to an impressive start, selling more than half of Breath of the Wild’s copies in less than two months. Don’t forget, Tears of the Kingdom sold over 10 million units in its first three days.

The earnings report also revealed that the Switch has reached 129.53 million units sold. In its last quarterly financial results, Nintendo confirmed the Switch had sold over 125 million units; it has sold a little less than 5 million units in the last quarter.

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Buy The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Platform: Switch

Release date: May 12, 2023

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of Tunerzine.com and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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