The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been a huge success in Europe, topping the physical sales charts in nine countries. The game, which was released in May, is only available on the Nintendo Switch, yet it has managed to beat out more established franchises like Hogwarts Legacy and FIFA 23.
According to data from the analytical company GfK Entertainment, Tears of the Kingdom was the top-selling game in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, and Portugal. In the UK, it was dethroned by Diablo IV after three weeks at the top.
Overall, Tears of the Kingdom was the third best-selling game in Europe in May, behind only FIFA 23 and Hogwarts Legacy. However, it is worth noting that Nintendo does not share digital sales data with GfK, so the true sales of the game may be even higher.
Tears of the Kingdom’s success in Europe is a testament to the strength of the Zelda franchise. The game has been praised by critics for its beautiful visuals, engaging gameplay, and memorable characters. It is clear that fans of the series are eager to experience more of Link’s adventures.
It will be interesting to see how Tears of the Kingdom performs in the rest of the world.