Having entered the seventh year of its life, the Switch's sales saw a significant boost in the month of May, aligning with the launch of Tears of the Kingdom.
Meanwhile, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has suffered a weak launch, despite a 6th place debut in the charts.
The open world action-adventure title is still on top of the weekly Japanese charts by quite a healthy margin.
The open world action-adventure game has held on to the top spot in the charts, and has become the sixth best-selling Zelda game in UK history.
Though the patch notes are sparse, Ver. 1.1.1 has addressed "several issues," improving the overall "gameplay experience."
Series producer Eiji Aonuma reveals that the delay was to ensure "everything in the game was 100 percent to our standards.”
Since releasing earlier this month, the open-world action-adventure title has done tremendously well, critically and commercially.
Selling over 1.1 million physical units in Japan upon release, Tears of the Kingdom is Zelda's best ever Japanese launch to date.
Within three days of its release, it sold over 2.4 million units in Japan, and over 4 million units in the Americas.
Series producer Eiji Aonuma says Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom's open world structure will remain the Zelda template for the foreseeable future.
The Legend of Zelda series producer is definitely interested in a movie adaptation after the success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
Its launch is bigger than Red Dead Redemption 2 and FIFA 23, and off to a "much better start" than Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
The sequel beat Pokemon Scarlet and Violet in revenue for the year and boosted Breath of the Wild's sales by 31 percent.
The highly anticipated open world action-adventure sequel launched last week for the Nintendo Switch.
Its physical launch in the region is 173% bigger than Breath of the Wild's, and it has already outsold the likes of Skyward Sword and A Link Between Worlds.
Series producer Eiji Aonuma also said Ganondorf may see "further character development" and personality changes in the future.
Check out extensive gameplay for the long-awaited sequel to Breath of the Wild is available worldwide today for Nintendo Switch.
The open world action-adventure sequel is due out for the Nintendo Switch tomorrow, on May 12, and retails for $69.99.
Reviews for the highly anticipated open world action-adventure sequel will start going live the day before its release, Metacritic has revealed.
Unlike Breath of the Wild's Divine Beasts, the dungeons each have their "own regional look and feel" while providing a "satisfying challenge."
"First-time players can rest assured that this game is easy to get into," says The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma.
Series producer Eiji Aonuma says the open world title's story "connects to Hyrule's past" and "talks about a major struggle called The Imprisoning War."
"In the initial proposal, we clearly stated 'the setting will not change' as an important concept," says director Hidemaro Fujibayashi.
Players can now pre-load The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom six days before the game's May 12 launch.
A Nintendo Treehouse Live event has been confirmed for 6:45 PM PT on May 11 to celebrate the launch of the open world title.
Less than a couple of weeks from its launch, the highly anticipated open world title seems to have leaked.
Nintendo has updated the game's storage requirements, lowering them from 18.2 GB to 16 GB.
Less than two weeks out from the highly anticipated open world title's launch, its Collector's Edition seems to be out in the wild.
Nintendo's highly anticipated open world action-adventure sequel is set to launch for the Switch on May 12.
New previews are live from several outlets, showcasing the various tools and vehicles that Link can craft while venturing the skies.
It seems like we'll be getting new gameplay details and impressions on the open world title thanks to an incoming round of previews.
Fans have spotted images of two mysterious new characters on the game's Japanese download cards.
The game will kick off on one of the Sky Islands, where Link "will have to gain new abilities before returning to the surface world to begin his epic adventure."
The season voice actor, who plays Cassidy in Overwatch 2 and Minsc in the upcoming Baldur's Gate 3, is an "immense" fan of the Zelda series.
An unaired TV spot of the open world sequel has emerged online, offering glimpses of new, previously unseen gameplay footage.
Hyrule once again beckons for a hero, and Link answers the call as the Breath of the Wild sequel launches on May 12th for Nintendo Switch.
The trailer, which is set to go live at 7 AM PT on April 13, will be roughly three minutes long, Nintendo has confirmed.
A themed Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Switch Carrying Case are also coming on May 12th for $74.99 and $24.99, respectively.
Along with confirming that development is complete, series producer Eiji Aonuma showcased several new features in the sequel.
A Reddit user claiming to be a GameStop employee says a new Switch OLED SKU was added to the retailer's database ahead of the upcoming Zelda title's imminent gameplay showing.
Series producer Eiji Aonuma will host the roughly 10-minute-long showcase. The game is out on May 12th for Nintendo Switch.
Series producer Eiji Aonuma has offered brief new insights on the highly anticipated open world action-adventure sequel.
The highly anticipated open world action-adventure sequel is due out exclusively for the Nintendo Switch in May.
"I think fans will find this is an incredibly full, deeply immersive experience," says Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser.
The upcoming open world title's official website includes mention of post-launch DLC, which hasn't yet been officially announced.
The leaked art book, which is over 200 pages long, has spilled the beans on characters, enemies, locations, and more.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom exceeds its predecessor's file size by nearly 4 GB.
"We determine the suggested retail price for any Nintendo product on a case-by-case basis," said Nintendo following the reveal.
It includes a special box, physical copy, SteelBook, Pin Set, an IconArt Steel Poster and an art book. The game size is confirmed to be 18.2 GB.
The price was leaked on the Nintendo eShop before the direct, making this the first Nintendo title to adopt the $70 price tag.
Take to the skies in a new flying vehicle, battle new enemies, and try to stop a new threat when the Breath of the Wild sequel launches on May 12th.
The price was removed from the listing ahead of today's Nintendo Direct and the game's release on May 12th for Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo has announced it will be premiering a roughly 40-minute long presentation tomorrow to reveal new details on upcoming Switch games.
The eShop pages for both games were recently updated with new NSUIDs, suggesting that pre-orders for the titles could go live soon.
Nintendo's upcoming Switch megaton maintains a healthy lead on top of the weekly charts, with Square Enix's RPG following behind in second place.
Nintendo's upcoming open world title takes the top spot in this week's charts, with Final Fantasy 16 following behind in second place.
Journalists claim the Japanese giant doesn't have many major releases planned planned for the Switch going forward, with focus allegedly shifting to its successor.
New images have surfaced that seem to show a special edition Tears of the Kingdom-themed Switch OLED model.
The ESRB has handed Nintendo's upcoming megaton a certification, with its planned May 2023 launch drawing closer.
Famitsu's latest charts for the most highly anticipated upcoming games feature a largely unchanged top 10.
The upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive has jumped up to the top of the charts, with Final Fantasy 16 slotting in at second place.
In a largely unchanged top 10, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Final Fantasy 16 rank high in the Famitsu charts again.
Both games have ranked high in Famitsu's latest weekly charts for the most highly anticipated upcoming games.
Fears of a potential delay may be somewhat allayed, with the highly-anticipated sequel having been rated in Korea.
The upcoming Switch title has climbed back into the pole position, with Final Fantasy 16 dropping down to second position.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom grabs the top spot, with Final Fantasy 16 dropping down to second place.
For the first time in a while, the majority of the games in the newest weekly top 10 are upcoming PS5 titles rather than the Switch.
The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has an official name and a definite release date for the Nintendo Switch.
Journalist Jeff Grubb says the Breath of the Wild sequel will join Switch ports for The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess in the rumoured upcoming Direct.
The recent delay to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's sequel has resulted in a predictable dip for Nintendo's public stocks.
"In order to make this game's experience something special, the entire development team is continuing to work diligently on the game," says series producer Eiji Aonuma.
Though it's been half a year since we last saw it, it seems Nintendo is still committed to a 2022 launch for the sequel.
Patents filed by Nintendo may have shed new details on new gameplay mechanics in the upcoming sequel, from rewinding objects to expanded free-falling.
Insiders suggest that it might be a while before we see anything else from the highly-anticipated, still-unnamed sequel.
Nintendo Treehouse's Bill Trinen says that once more of the game is shown, it will become "more apparent" where it stands on its own.
Though the game will of course have its own proper subtitle, that's not going to be revealed just yet, since Nintendo wants to hold back any potential story spoilers.
Link returns to Hyrule and will now explore the skies above it as well. New areas, new abilities, and much more revealed in the latest trailer.
The game's development was affected by the pandemic, insider says.
We're going to have to wait just a little bit longer, it seems.
Wedbush analyst feels that a larger install base will propel the next title further.
Series producer Eiji Aonuma says fans will have to wait "a bit longer" for more updates.
It seems the original quote may have been mistranslated.
Could this hint at where the game's progress is?
A recent rumor gives hope to those wanting old school dungeons.
The highly anticipated sequel might not be Nintendo's big Holiday release of the year.
Reputed leaker Sabi adds that these are "just current plans".
Ultimately, the developers had so many ideas, they just decided to make a sequel instead.
The upcoming sequel will be using the same Hyrule that we saw in the 2017 title.
We're going to go to a darker place in Hyrule.
Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma says a "lot of people" were playing Rockstar's open world title.
The sequel to the generation defining title was teased during Nintendo's E3 Direct.