Splatoon 3 got off to a hugely hot start in Japan as the game sold 3.45 million copies in just three days, surpassing Nintendo Switch giant titles including Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Pokémon Sword, and Nintendo Switch. and Shield, etc.
According to the report of GameRadarJapan’s Nintendo Company Twitter account shared impressive sales numbers, with 3.45 million Animal Crossing’s 1.88 million and Of Pokémon 1.365 million in the same period.
While Nintendo doesn’t share Splatoon 3’s sales in other regions, including the US, the numbers certainly bode well for the game’s long-term success, because of that. Animal Crossing is now Switch’s best-selling game in Japan.
Predictions for the game have been built since it was announced last Februaryand it also received many accolades like Pokémon Scarlet and Violet coming soonwith Nintendo releases limited edition Splatoon 3 Switch console and Pro Controller front The game comes out on September 9.
Of course, fans of the franchise had to wait even longer when Splatoon 2 launched in 2017. It also proved to be extremely popularcurrently at number five in the best-selling Nintendo Switch games in Japan, and Nintendo even rewards every player who bought it with a bonus in the new game.
Our multiplayer review is still in progress for Splatoon 3, with IGN saying that what we played “was a lot of fun, with enough new tweaks and additions to feel like a new and greatly improved version” of Splatoon 2.
In our 8/10 review of single playerHowever, IGN said: “Splatoon 3’s campaign features a new open-world design that combines short but satisfying missions to allow you to experiment with different weapons and abilities .”
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