- Nintendo sold 6.84 million Switch units in the first six months of the financial year
- “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” has sold 19.5 million copies as at September-end
- Nintendo has raised its operating profit forecast for the financial year ending March by 11% to 500 billion yen ($3.32 billion)
In a remarkable achievement, Nintendo’s latest installment in the iconic Legend of Zelda series has sold a staggering 19.5 million units, significantly boosting sales for the Nintendo Switch console.
The game, titled “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” has been widely acclaimed for its stunning open-world environment, immersive gameplay, and captivating storyline. Released alongside the Nintendo Switch in 2017, the game quickly became a must-have title for gamers around the world.
The phenomenal success of “Breath of the Wild” has not only solidified its place as one of the best-selling games in the Zelda franchise but has also contributed to a surge in Nintendo Switch sales. The console has seen a steady increase in demand, with many gamers eager to experience the latest Zelda adventure.
The president of Nintendo, Shuntaro Furukawa, expressed his gratitude to the fans and the development team for their hard work and dedication in creating such an incredible game. He also credited the success of “Breath of the Wild” for the positive impact it has had on the overall sales of the Nintendo Switch.
With the momentum generated by the success of “Breath of the Wild,” Nintendo is expected to continue reaping the rewards as it looks to expand its library of games and attract more players to the Switch platform. The company has further plans to release new titles in the Zelda series, including the highly anticipated sequel to “Breath of the Wild.”
The overwhelming success of “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” serves as a testament to the enduring popularity of the franchise and the innovative capabilities of the Nintendo Switch. As the gaming world eagerly anticipates the next chapter in the Zelda series, it is clear that Nintendo’s latest title has left a lasting impression on both fans and industry experts alike.