Splatoon 3 is officially the best selling game in Japan of the year

Squid, salmon and octopus, oh my!

SplatoonRun fast to be next Pokemon continue, like Splatoon 3 It has now appeared on Japanese sales charts as the best-selling game of the month, and the best-selling game of the year so far.

Game Data Library, an independent game selling website, revealed this in its September monthly report. Collecting only physical game sales, GDL has confirmed that it has sold more than 2.9 million retail units. This compares directly to Pokemonas exceeded Pokemon Legends: Arceus 2.295 million retail unit sales records.

Nintendo itself issued a statement last month, confirming it Splatoon 3 3.45 million units have been sold in Japan since its launch on September 9, 2022. This is the company’s three-day sales record, and is based on both physical and digital game sales. GDL data correlates total sales for Splatoon 3 In Japan, that is, combining physical and digital sales data in general, at 4 million units, as of October 2, 2022.

Only last week we actually received news confirming it Splatoon 3The company’s meteoric rise was increasing, breaking sales records. At the time, Famitsu confirmed a sales record of 2.743 million in physical game sales. This number represents 69% of all physical games sold in the country for the month.

Now, in the bigger picture, Splatoon It’s not quite in the same place as the higher levels of the Nintendo franchises on the Nintendo Switch, but it’s on its way well. The Mario More than 167 million games were sold, followed by Pokemon With more than 72 million in game sales. the legend of zelda It stands at 43 million sales, a number that is sure to increase itself exponentially when The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom next year’s releases.

Plural Splatoon 2 And the Splatoon 3 Sales so far will be placed Splatoon The franchise on the Switch is somewhere between 16 to 17 million in game sales, a number that is, of course, increasing. Splatoon 3Sales alone have already exceeded sales Metroid dread. to be fair, Metroid dreadThe game’s 2.9 million game sales is the largest the franchise has ever seen for a single game, and should rightly be seen as an indicator of the franchise’s successful revival.

back to Splatoon 3It’s worth noting that the game has reached this milestone, even as it continues to struggle with online issues. Regardless of the differences in width, Splatoon It is all online shooter, the same way fortnite And the brave And the Monitor 2 be. Maybe this situation is like every part Monitor 2, which launched and online issues of its own, but these issues didn’t stop it from reaching its record of 25 million players in just 10 days. These numbers certainly bode well for the future of this type of shooter.

Source: NintendoLife

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