After confirming that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is now the highest-rated game of the year on Metacritic and the highest-rated game of all time on OpenCritic, an industry analyst opined that Nintendo’s brand new adventure could impact the charts for more than just the next few months , but also “years”.
That’s according to industry analyst Matt Piscatella, who took to Twitter to weigh in on Tears of the Kingdom’s legacy both in relation to its predecessor, Breath of the Wild, and the charts in general.
“Sometimes I wonder if a game can last a few months in the top 20 bestseller charts,” he tweeted ahead of the game’s release earlier this week.
“In that case, I wonder how many years it will be.”
Sometimes I wonder if a game can last a few months in the top 20 bestseller charts.
In that case, I wonder how many years it will be. https://t.co/n6TyZY8J1O
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) May 11, 2023
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The world and its dog may be ignoring the sunlight in favor of playing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of a Kingdom this weekend, but what happens when can’t you even pet a dog? And if you were hoping that Nintendo would want to bring the Zelda series to life on screen, you’re not the only one – not even The developers of Tears of the Kingdom were “interested” in the idea.
IN Eurogamer The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom reviewwe called the sequel “a great follow-up to Breath of the Wild with some great new systems, amazing scenery, and more dungeon-like spaces, along with a somewhat toned-down focus on resource gathering,” giving it 4 out of 5 stars.