An inkredible achievement
Japan has found a new best-selling game of 2022, and all it took was a month’s worth of sales data.
We all know that Splatoon 3 got off to an incredible start in Japan, becoming the Switch’s fastest-selling title in the region. The game has remained at the top of the sales charts ever since, with nothing else able to knock Splatoon 3 from its #1 position.
Now with September 2022’s sales numbers officially locked in, we can see that Splatoon 3 sold around 4 million units in Japan alone for the month. That includes both digital and physical numbers, and it’s clear fans showed up for both distribution methods. This now makes Splatoon 3 the best-selling game of 2022 in Japan.
There’s a very good chance Splatoon 3 will hold onto this crown for 2022, but it’ll have to survive Pokémon Scarlet/Violet. It’s going to be a tight race, as pre-orders for Scarlet/Violet are trending ahead of Sword/Shield considerably. Will Splatoon 3 retain the accolade, or will Pokémon steal it before 2022 closes out?