Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Contributed to Japan’s Rising GDP

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Is Phenomenal

The Japanese Cabinet Officer reported today that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom helped boost Japan’s GDP. This report came directly from the Japanese news outlet Mainichi Shinbun Reports through Forbes.

The highly anticipated Nintendo title was first released in May 2023. It has been breaking sales records all over the world ever since. The impact of its sale appears to have been reflected in Japan’s sales of semi-durable goods. The products include clothing, entertainment, and video games.

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The report talks about the duration from April 2023 to June 2023. During this period, spending in this sector went up by 2.8% when compared to a few months before. Even though people spent 0.5% less on personal things. Mainichi stated says that an official in the Cabinet Office thinks this rise in GDP is because of video games.

The game has sold a total number of 18.51 million units worldwide as of 30th July. It was able to shift 10 million units in the first three days of its release. It achieved the status of being the fastest-selling Zelda game in history. And also took the title of the fastest-selling Nintendo game in North America.

The Cabinet Office did not single this title alone. Generally, it has been a very good year for the gaming industry in Japan. While Pikmin 4 didn’t achieve sales as much as Zelda, it has managed to surpass series records. And in other consoles, titles like Street Fighter 6 and Final Fantasy XVI have demonstrated strong sales performance on the PS5.

However, Link’s amazing adventure sits at the top in Japan. And it will most probably remain unchanged. To be honest, it will be fun to see it continue to perform like this in the next financial year too. May the Triforce be with The Legend of Zelda.