The Legend of Zelda franchise certainly has fans in Japan, but it’s not as popular as it is in other areas of the world. That said, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild certainly did a ton to spark new interest in the series in Japan, and it seems that’s going to bolster its successor as well.
According to tracking through Japanese retailer COMG!, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom officially has surpassed the pre-order mark that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild hit before launch. Even more impressive, there’s another 8 weeks to go before Tears of the Kingdom launches!
If these pre-orders are any indication, it seems like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom could see the franchise’s biggest launch says in Japan to date. We’ll all find out together on May 12th, 2023!