In Nintendo’s latest financial report, the company reveals just how high the total sales of Zelda TOTK are getting, and how it stacks up against the Switch’s best-selling games.
It’s that time of year again when Nintendo reveals just how well it’s been performing in this fiscal year. And in FY23
How Many Copies Has Zelda TOTK Sold?
Zelda: TOTK has sold a whopping 18.51 million copies as of June 30, 2023, according to Nintendo’s latest financial report.
This puts the newest Zelda release firmly in the company’s list of best-selling titles for the Nintendo Switch, behind some of the company’s must-have games:
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 55.46 Million
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 42.79 Million
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 31.77 Million
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 30.65 Million
- Super Mario Odyssey – 26.44 Million
- Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield (Combined) – 25.92 Million
- Pokemon Scarlet / Pokemon Violet (Combined) – 22.92 Million
- Super Mario Party – 19.39 Million
- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – 18.51 Million
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 16.17 Million
It’s easy to see Tears of the Kingdom rising further up this list very soon. After all, Nintendo attests that the one title alone constituted approximately half of all first-party software sold in this fiscal year so far (April 1, 2023 – June 30, 2023).
On top of that, the total sales for Zelda TOTK reportedly hit 15.7 million units in its first 8 weeks on the market alone. Initially, these sales were made primarily from BOTW players, but over time a growing percentage of purchases are being made by customers who didn’t try the previous title.
We expect in the time since June 30, the game has sold a whole lot more than these numbers let on.
TOTK Sales Compared to BOTW
For those wondering how Tears of the Kingdom holds up against its predecessor, Zelda TOTK has sold 18.51 million units compared to a staggering 30.65 million sales for Breath of the Wild.
Of course, BOTW has several huge advantages over TOTK, as it was the primary launch title for the Nintendo Switch system.
On top of that, Breath of the Wild has had 6 years to rack up sales already, as well as being the first Zelda game in this new, highly-successful sandbox style.