Splatoon 3 Sold Over 3 Million Copies In Japan Already

Posted on September 12, 2022 by Tyler Nienburg

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Splatoon 3 is out in the wild and it has been a success for Nintendo yet again in Japan. The game launched on Friday, September 9th and has sold a total of 3.45 million copies in region. That is the fastest selling game out of any other Nintendo Switch title in its first three days.

“Nintendo Co., Ltd. (HQ: Kyoto, Minami-ku, Japan; Representative Director and President: Shuntaro Furukawa) announced that domestic sales of the Splatoon 3 game for the Nintendo Switch system have surpassed 3.45 million units* in the first three days since its launch on September 9, 2022. This is the highest domestic sales level for any Nintendo Switch software within the first three days.”

Nintendo Launched Splatoon on the Wii U in 2015 which is sitting at a total of 4.95 million copies sold in Japan and in 2017 Splatoon 2 launched on the Switch. Splatoon 3 is already fast approaching the total amount of sales we saw in the first entry into the series.

It looks like Splatoon 3 is going to be another hit for Nintendo. Have you hopped on Splatoon 3 yet?


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Tyler ‘Tyboy’ Nienburg released Rectify Gaming back on December 17th, 2013.Feel free to contact the head of Rectify at Tyler@Rectifygaming.com