Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Achieves Sales Record

The Legend of Zelda Franchise Reaches New Sales Heights

Nintendo’s latest financial report for the third quarter of fiscal year 2024 unveils significant achievements for two of its flagship franchises, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. With remarkable sales milestones reached, these titles continue to shape gaming history.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom boasts a staggering 20.28 million copies sold, marking a monumental success for the beloved series. Its exceptional start saw the game achieve 10 million sales within a mere three days of its release in May 2023, solidifying its status as a cultural phenomenon. On the other hand, Super Mario Bros. Wonder has surged past the 10 million mark, with 11.96 million copies sold. The game made waves as the fastest-selling Super Mario installment upon its October launch, amassing 4.3 million sales within its first two weeks.

In addition to the Zelda franchise’s triumphs, Nintendo’s financial highlights showcase the enduring popularity of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The game notched up 6.79 million sales in fiscal year 2024 alone, contributing to a staggering lifetime total of 60.58 million copies. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe remains a cornerstone of the Switch library, continuing to captivate audiences worldwide.

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Furthermore, Pikmin 4 emerges as another notable success, selling 3.33 million units and affirming its place among Nintendo’s cherished exclusives. Despite previous speculation surrounding the franchise’s commercial appeal, Pikmin 4 demonstrates its enduring charm and appeal to players.

As the gaming landscape continues to evolve, Nintendo’s Switch platform remains a formidable force, steadily marching towards an illustrious milestone that could redefine gaming history. With each passing year, the Switch’s trajectory toward surpassing the iconic PlayStation 2 as the best-selling console of all time becomes increasingly tangible, serving as a testament to Nintendo’s enduring legacy and unwavering commitment to delivering innovative gaming experiences that captivate audiences worldwide.

The Switch’s innovative hybrid design, which seamlessly transitions between handheld and console modes, has fundamentally transformed the way gamers interact with their favorite titles, including Zelda games, offering unparalleled flexibility and convenience.