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'The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom' sells 10 million copies in its first 3 days

The huge number of users that Nintendo Switch has , together with the fact that the console is still alive and the expectation that existed around The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom , have meant that the latest installment of Link’s adventures is pulverizing all the records of the saga after selling ten million copies in its first three days on the market .

The release of a new Zelda installment is always quite an event in the video game industry, but the saga has traditionally given the feeling that its prestige far exceeds its sales volumes, especially when compared to the sales of colossi like Mario and Pokémon . That is not misunderstood, because the number of copies sold is not even remotely a good indicator to determine the quality of a video game and what’s more, Metroid is an even more extreme case without leaving the Nintendo spectrum.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the sequel (at least in commercial terms) to Breath of the Wild and tries to improve on the game that served as a farewell to the Wii U and get the Switch off to the best possible start. In addition to polishing the formula and multiplying the size of the central map by three, it has recovered the classic dungeons of the saga, a factor that not a few missed in Breath of the Wild despite appreciating the changes introduced.

Of the ten million copies that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has sold in its first three days, four million correspond to the US market, possibly the geographical area in which the saga is most popular. These data make the game at hand the fastest-selling Zelda installment in its entire history, the fastest-selling Switch game and the fastest-selling Nintendo game in the United States. throughout the history of the Japanese company in that country .

In short, everything seems to indicate that the Zelda saga is living, 37 years after its birth, its moment of greatest commercial heyday. An important detail is that this great interest on the part of the public has come with the most hardcore three-dimensional installments. Yes, PlayStation, Xbox and PC users should not get carried away by the aesthetics of the games, because in Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom players are not going to find quiet walks aimed at the little ones in the house , but challenges that will make them throw the controls out the window on more than one occasion.


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