Record Shattered By Nintendo With 10 Million Copies Sold

A report reveals that the Japanese company Nintendo announced that the newest installment in their blockbuster video game brand “Zelda” had sold more than ten million games in only three days.

According to a corporate announcement, “Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” has become the franchise’s fastest-selling game ever.

Nintendo is placing a lot of faith in this release to improve earnings and extend the life of the Switch system, which has already been on the market for almost six years and is, according to industry analysts, nearing the conclusion of its useful life.

In a statement, Nintendo of America’s Devon Pritchard appreciated the countless fans who have shown their dedication to The Legend of Zelda.  Record-shattering sales of the current version continue to demonstrate substantial growth for both the game series and Nintendo, Pritchard said. 

The game was published globally on Friday, and experts predict it will be the Japanese company’s biggest moneymaker of the year.  Before last week’s release, the Zelda series had already sold over 125 million copies, making it one of the most popular video game franchises ever.

The series paved the way for what would become known as “open world” games, in which the player is allowed to explore virtual environments as they like; subsequently, other series, such as “Grand Theft Auto” and “Skyrim,” would adopt this style.

Review aggregator website Metacritic awarded the newest installment, which continues the narrative of Princess Zelda and elvish hero Link, 96 out of 100.

According to reports, The Legend of Zelda was developed by Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka, two Japanese video game creators, and is a popular action-adventure series.  

Miyamoto’s childhood excursions in the mountains, woods, and caverns around his boyhood home in Sonobe, Japan, were the primary inspiration for The Legend of Zelda. He would explore these areas in search of isolated lakes, caves, and remote villages.