Splatoon Inks 3.45 Million Copies in Japan, Breaking Domestic Records

The newest game in the Splatoon franchise is already a hit in Japan.
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Last Friday saw the release of one of Nintendo’s biggest fall titles, Splatoon 3. Since launching on the Wii U, the Splatoon franchise has been a massive success for Nintendo, becoming the company’s best-selling new IP to date.

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The previous game in the franchise, Splatoon 2, sold over 13.30 million copies, double the sales of its predecessor.

But, the ink doesn’t stop spraying with Nintendo’s Squid-kids, as the latest game, Splatoon 3, has already broken records for the franchise by becoming the fastest-selling game in the series in Japan alone. In a press release by Nintendo, the company revealed that Splatoon 3 has already sold more than 3.45 million copies in Japan.

Not only has Splatoon 3 surpassed the sales of Splatoon 2 in Japan, but it has now become the Switch’s fastest-selling title in the country, beating games like Animal Crossing New Horizons and Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

As of this writing, sales for other countries, like the US and Europe, have yet to be released.

Splatoon 3 was released on Sept. 9, 2022, and received positive reviews from critics. You can read what we thought of Splatoon 3 here. For more news, tips, and tricks on Splatoon 3, you can check out our content below.

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