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Japan: Zelda Tears Of The Kingdom is now 7th biggest game launch of all time

character profiles from Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been a massive success for Nintendo as not only has it lived up to expectation, but it has shifted an incredible amount of copies. Today it has been revealed that Link’s latest sprawling adventure is now the seventh biggest video game launch of all-time in Japan, which is no mean feat. In case you are wondering it is Pokemon Scarlet & Violet which is the No.1 biggest video game launch in the land of the rising sun.

Top ten game launches of all-time in Japan:

  1. Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
  2. Splatoon 3
  3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  4. Pokemon Black & White
  5. Final Fantasy VIII
  6. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies:
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  8. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
  9. Monster Hunter Freedom 3
  10. Pokemon X&Y

9 thoughts on “Japan: Zelda Tears Of The Kingdom is now 7th biggest game launch of all time”

  1. It says Monter Hunter Rise came out on 26/03/2001. 😆😆

    Pokemon X/Y were my favorite generation and still is as well as the cartoon series.

    1. Souls type of games are not so popular in Japan unlike worldwide.

      They typically looked at this game as something like not Japanese hence its not that strong there.

  2. Scarlet and Violet shouldn’t count since it’s counting two “games”. If some poor sucker buys both versions, even the digital bundle, then I’m sure it’s counted as 2 sales.

    What a racket.

    1. Why not it’s essentially the same game with minor changes that don’t really affect the overall game. I see GOTY, Premium, Limited, and Gold editions count towards the same games that released without DLC, but they still count as the base game, so I don’t understand why these shouldn’t count as one.

      1. Because people don’t buy the Standard AND Premium editions at the same exact time. If they want to purchase a Deluxe edition that releases later, that’s completely fair and their choice.

        Buying (and selling bundles of) two copies of the same game, at the same time, is the racket.

        1. I understand, BUT people chose to buy them. One could easily get away with buying a single copy now, specially with breeding and trading. Buying both copies is completely unnecessary now, but people still do it. I don’t see why numbers shouldnt reflect that when both copies were sold, and at the regular price to match.

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