The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been dominating the gaming zeitgeist since its release in May, but it’s finally time for a wave of patient deal hunters to descend on Hyrule. Amazon and Walmart are now discounting the Nintendo title that normally runs $69.99, selling it for $51.99. Full disclosure: both deals are through a third-party seller, but that doesn’t give me too much cause for concern given they carry mostly positive ratings and are fulfilled by the retailers.
There has been a way to get the digital version of the game for cheaper this whole time, but if you prefer a physical cartridge for your Nintendo Switch games, this deal is the way to go. Though, if prior Zelda discounts are anything to go by (as few as there have been), these deals will not stick around long.
Tears of the Kingdom is the latest installment in the Zelda franchise. The storyline and gameplay are similar to Breath of the Wild’s, but enough has changed to make Link’s return to Hyrule plenty special. Read our review.
Tears of the Kingdom has been a cultural force since its release, and it’s lived up to pretty much all its hype — sometimes in pretty unique and unexpected ways. While it’s a sequel to 2017’s Breath of the Wild, you don’t really have to play that first to get into this new Ultrahand-infused installment. It’s once again an open-world take on Hyrule, though now with a big emphasis on creation and crafting that unlocks new forms of transportation and combat. And if you’re the type to really enjoy your time in a sandbox, be prepared to pour many, many hours into it. With this deal, you’ll be getting even more value for your money.
Update July 11th, 10:48PM ET: This article was updated to reflect Amazon’s Prime Day pricing, as well as Walmart’s current discount on Tears of the Kingdom.