Posted on May 21 2023 by Rod Lloyd
Having already sold over 10 million units worldwide, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is shattering sales records all across the world!
Keeping in line with the game’s success in other parts of the world, Tears of the Kingdom has officially landed among the Top 10 best video game launches of all time in Japan. With an estimated 2.24 million units sold at launch in the country, as reported by Game Data Library, Tears of the Kingdom now boasts Japan’s seventh biggest game launch ever. The game ranks higher than titles like Final Fantasy VII, Pokémon X/Y, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, and Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.
Launch sales The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are among the top 10 in Japan.
Zelda its now at the level of what Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest did at their peak. pic.twitter.com/lg89qILkfj
— Game Data Library (@GameDataLibrary) May 17, 2023
Japan’s Top 5 biggest game launches include Final Fantasy VIII, Pokémon Black/White, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Splatoon 3, and Pokémon Scarlet/Violet. That’s a lot of Nintendo.
Tears of the Kingdom‘s stellar launch in Japan places the Legend of Zelda name among heavy-hitters like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Pokémon. What do you think of the game’s success? Let us know in the comments below!
Rod Lloyd is the Editor-In-Chief at Zelda Dungeon, overseeing the news and feature content for the site. Rod is considered the veteran of the writing team, having started writing for Zelda Informer in 2014 as a Junior Editor. After ZD and ZI officially merged in 2017, he stepped into the Managing Editor role and has helped steer the ship ever since. He stepped up to lead the writing team as Editor-In-Chief in 2023.
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