Millions of Nintendo fans agree: record-breaking Switch title was worth the wait

The Switch's latest big first-party title is proving to be incredibly popular, but do you agree?

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
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In news that will surprise no one, Nintendo has done it again. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is officially the fastest-selling Zelda game of all time, shifting 10 million copies in just three days. 

The sequel to 2017’s Breath of the Wild, which is still undoubtedly one of the best Switch games, Link’s latest Nintendo Switch adventure sees him return to the same world to take on the great evil of Ganon once again.

Although set in the same world as Breath of the Wild, the sandbox is so much bigger with the new sky and underground areas that it feels brand new. Link also has a host of new powers that encourage players to think creatively with Ultrahand letting players build pretty much anything and Fuse letting them combine two components together to create something new.

The Depths in Tears of the Kingdom

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Critics agree that Nintendo’s latest is amongst its best too. Tears of the Kingdom currently has an incredible score of 95 on reviews aggregator Metacritic and while we caveated that it’s nothing too different from its predecessor, we love it as well. 

While it’s off to a great start, Breath of the Wild will take some catching as the best-selling Zelda game of all time, having sold some 29 million copies to date. Perhaps, if it also launches on the Switch Pro or Switch 2, if Nintendo hurries up and makes one, it will have a chance of breaking the record. But for now, 10 million Zeldas need saving. 

Even considering how underpowered it is at this point, the Switch has continued to do well, especially any games with Link or a certain red Italian plumber.  

Andy Sansom
Staff Writer

Andy is T3's Tech Staff Writer, covering all things technology, including his biggest passions such as gaming, AI, phones, and basically anything cool and expensive he can get his hands on. If he had to save one possession from a fire it would be his PlayStation 5. He previously worked for Tom’s Guide - where he got paid to play with ChatGPT every day. When it comes to streaming, Andy will have his headphones glued in whilst watching something that will make him laugh. He studied Creative Writing at university, but also enjoys supporting his favourite football team (Liverpool), watching F1, teaching himself guitar, and spending time with his dog.