Splatoon 2 is selling seven times faster than the original Splatoon

Matt Sayer 24 August 2017 NEWS


The turf-war shooter accounts for one in every three Switch games purchased in Japan.

It seems Nintendo made the right move in bringing Splatoon back for a second splat on the Nintendo Switch. According to numbers collected by the Game Data Library, Splatoon 2 has sold over one million copies in Japan alone, accounting for one in every three Switch games sold in the country.

This impressive pace has seen Splatoon 2 sell the same amount of copies in one month as the original game did in seven months – a tremendous feat even considering the Wii U's low adoption rate.

In comparison, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has only sold half a million copies in Japan, despite launching over four months earlier than Splatoon 2. Even Mario Kart 8 Deluxe pales in comparison to the squid-based shooter, racking up a little over 642,000 sales since its release back in April.

It's fantastic to see Splatoon's unique ink-splatting concept get the recognition it deserves this second time around, and it's all the better seeing as Nintendo just dropped a bunch of new free content for the game. And hey, if you're looking to get splatting yourself, why not check out our Splatoon 2 best price guide?


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