Please note that a week-to-week comparison of hardware sales will be available in the following week.
Switch consoles led sales for the week with a total of 83,052 units sold, accounting for 66.1% of the total market share. The majority of these sales were contributed by the OLED edition. PlayStation 5 sold nearly half the number of units compared to the Switch, with 41,444 units sold, representing 33% of the market share. With these latest figures, PlayStation 5’s lifetime sales have now surpassed the 3.5 million mark. The Xbox Series had a low performance for the week, with only 275 units sold, while the PlayStation 4 sold 787 units. Both consoles accounted for 0.2% and 0.6% of the market share for the week, respectively. Finally, the New 2DS LL had the lowest sales at 51 units.
Sales of Hardware
|Hardware||Weekly Sales||Lifetime Sales|
|PS5 Digital Edition||5,545||491,819|
|Xbox Series X||167||185,776|
|Xbox Series S||108||252,320|
|New 2DS LL||51||1,191,604|
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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom tops the weekly software list with a massive 1,119,502 copies sold in just three days. To compare, when The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released back in March 2017, it was estimated to have sold 193,060 copies in three days. This represents a 479.87% increase in debut-to-debut sales. According to an official press release from Nintendo, the total worldwide sales have now reached 10 million copies in three days, with 2.24 million copies sold in Japan alone (Famitsu’s numbers do not include digital sales). The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom serves as the direct sequel to its predecessor released in 2017 and is set in the land of Hyrule, where players control Link as he defends the kingdom against evil forces. For more information, you can watch the launch trailer below.
Regarding other past titles on the Top 10, most of them experienced a decline in sales except for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as Japan exited its Golden Week holiday period. The latter title is likely receiving a boost from the release of the sequel game,
Video Game Software Top 10
1. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (NEW)
Lifetime Sales: 1,119,502
Price: 7,200 yen
Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
Release Date: May 12, 2023
Link (JPN): CDJapan
Link (ENG): Amazon
3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild