The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Jim Ryan 1
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There’s no real point beating around the figurative Hyrulian bush we suppose: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the biggest game on the planet, and it’ll probably remain that way until a little superhero sequel called Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 swings by later in the year. Sony, and the rest of the industry knows that, and the platform holder even acknowledged the release on its Twitter account:

It’s not entirely uncommon for rival manufacturers to mention each other’s products, but it’s obviously a rare occurrence, and reserved for milestone releases like this. To be honest, it’s felt like the world of PlayStation has been on pause a bit this week, while Link soaks up pretty much all of the industry’s oxygen.

To evidence that, take a look at the PS Blog this past week: it’s made about 12 posts, when it usually averages double that. Even the release schedule has been quite muted: sure, there’s no shortage of new games to play, but it does feel like most publishers have decided to wait until Zelda is available before putting their titles out. There is, after all, a finite amount of time and money to go around.

It’d be interesting to see the PSN statistics this weekend. Do you think Tears of the Kingdom’s release will have a notable impact on engagement, or do you reckon it’ll be business as usual on Sony’s servers? Someone, somewhere will have access to that information – and we reckon the graph’s probably going to show a bit of an abnormal dip this weekend, which is fascinating really!