The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the biggest UK boxed video game of the year.
According to the materials of our sister site GamesIndustry.bizmaking this week the biggest release in the series in the UK, surpassing the launches of even early titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which were only available physically at the time.
According to the GI and GfK charts, Tears of the Kingdom instantly took the top spot, knocking Hogwarts Legacy out of first place and pushing Star Wars Jedi: Survivor into third place.
Interestingly, sales of Breath of the Wild also increased, jumping from 19th last week to 8th this week. The only new entry in the chart is TT Isle of Man: Ride, which debuts at number 31.
While not the Switch’s biggest launch in terms of unit sales (that record was tied with last year’s Pokémon Scarlet and Violet), Tears of the Kingdom is already the fourth-biggest Zelda game of all time, behind Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, and Breath of the Wild.
However, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the Switch’s biggest release in terms of revenue, outselling Scarlet and Violet by 8 percent, thanks to the game’s expensive limited run.
ICYMI, Metacritic is finally open The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is open for user feedbackand over three hundred players left various negative reviews, citing that the sequel does not address the perceived problems of its predecessor, has too many performance issues, or, in the opinion of some players, is simply “boring”.
As you might expect, this is countered by hundreds of glowing reviews and perfect 10/10 scores praising the game’s many activities, impressive world and story.
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.