The release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has become one of the most successful in France. The newspaper Le Figaro, citing French retailers, reports that 500 thousand cartridges with the game were bought in the country during the debut week.

For comparison: FIFA 23 — the best-selling game of 2022 in France — sold 420 thousand physical copies in the country in the first week.

Earlier, analysts from GfKfound out that Tears of the Kingdom showed the largest start in British retail in 2023, beating Hogwarts Legacy by 54%.