Tears of the Kingdom Was the Best-Selling Game of May 2023 in the US

Tears of the Kingdom Was the Best-Selling Game of May 2023 in the US

To nobody’s shock, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was the best-selling recreation in the US for the month of Might 2023. As per information supplied by Circana (printed by Circana analyst Mat Piscatella on Twitter), the open world title, which offered over 10 million models worldwide inside 3 days of launch, not solely did it prime the charts for Might, it has additionally immediately develop into the second-highest promoting recreation of the yr, behind Hogwarts Legacy– and in contrast to most different video games, the Nintendo title’s information doesn’t even embody digital gross sales.

Curiously sufficient, the thrill surrounding Tears of the Kingdom additionally caused a lift in gross sales for its predecessor, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild re-entering the highest 20 at No. 13. Elsewhere, different main 2023 releases like Hogwarts Legacy, Resident Evil 4, Star Wars Jed: Survivor, and Useless Island 2 rank excessive within the charts as nicely.

On the {hardware} entrance, the Nintendo Change was the best-selling console of the month in US by way of each unit and greenback gross sales, little question aided considerably by the launch of Tears of the Kingdom. Change client spending was larger than it’s ever been for the platform in any month of Might, with unit gross sales being the second-highest by that very same metric, trailing behind Might 2020.

The PS5, in the meantime, continues to be the best-selling console for the yr up to now by way of each unit and greenback gross sales. The PS5 and Change each loved double-digit development development in Might, making up on the {hardware} spending entrance for declining gross sales for Xbox Collection X/S.


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