Splatoon 3 becomes the best-selling Nintendo Switch game in Japan

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Say it Splatoon The franchise has become a breakthrough success for Nintendo since its debut on the Wii U in 2015 would somewhat of an understatement. Although the first entry sold modest numbers, all told, its emphasis on fast-paced multiplayer with a unique twist resonated with fans around the world and has since grown exponentially in popularity over the years since. followed.

The latest title, Splatoon 3, has become the best-selling Nintendo Switch game in Japan, according to Nintendo. In a post on its official website, the company confirms that Splatoon 3 has surpassed an extraordinary level. 3.45 million units sold in the first three days in the domestic market. This includes both physical and digital copies of the game.

Here is the official announcement from Nintendo:

“Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Kyoto, Minami-ku, Japan; Director and Representative Chairman: Shuntaro Furukawa) announced that domestic sales of the Splaton 3 The game for the Nintendo Switch console surpassed 3.45 million units in the first three days since its launch on September 9, 2022. This is the highest domestic sales level of any Nintendo Switch software in the during the first three days.

In effect, as Jon Cartwright of Good Vibe Games pointed outthe number is rapidly approaching the global sales total of the first Splatoon, which stands at 4.95 million. To sell such an incredible amount in just three days is simply amazing – and only in Japan! It shows just how incredibly popular the Splatoon franchise is right now.

In other news, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 studio Monolith Soft was recently confirmed to have helped develop Splatoon 3 after the game appeared on its official website. This makes Splatoon 3 the eighth Nintendo Switch game the company has provided support for. For more in-depth information on the history of Monolith Soft, be sure to check out our feature article for all the details.

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