Nintendo's latest financial report revealed an impressive performance for the first quarter of FY24, with data as of June 30th, 2023, showcasing the incredible success of both its hardware and software titles.
The stand-out performer was clearly "The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom," which has become a phenomenon in the gaming community. Released on May 12th, 2023, the game's sales reached an astounding 18.51 million units by the end of June, a figure that is likely even more impressive now. Many projections have it already surpassing the 20+ million sales mark to date.
Not only did "Tears of the Kingdom" demonstrate rapid sales growth, but it also accounted for nearly half of Nintendo's software sales during the first quarter. Although the majority of purchases initially came from fans of the previous game, "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," new customers have steadily contributed to increasing sales.
The game's predecessor, "Breath of the Wild," holds a significant milestone itself, with 30.65 million units sold to date. However, the sequel has managed to capture attention worldwide with remarkable features like innovative abilities, expansive new areas such as the Sky Islands and the Depths, and compelling new dungeons.
Within just three days of its release, "Tears of the Kingdom" sold an impressive 10 million units and has been praised by critics and players alike. The game's success is further reflected in the many perfect 10/10 scores across the board, which has been described as "a triumphant sequel" and not just GOTY but potential best game of all time!
Nintendo's triumph with "Tears of the Kingdom" is not only a testament to the game's quality but also a reflection of the company's ability to continuously captivate audiences. The results from this first quarter are a promising sign for Nintendo's fiscal year, and the gaming world will undoubtedly be watching to see what they do next.
DLC is unquestionably on the way, and the money printing machine is in full force at the house of Mario right now.