Suika Game hits 1.4 million sold

Well that's just peachy!

16 October 2023
by rawmeatcowboy 1

You never know what game is going to capture the imagination of people around the world. Sometimes it’s the latest and greatest from Nintendo, like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom or Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and other times it’s a completely random release like Flappy Bird.

In recent weeks, we’ve seen one Switch game in Japan dominating the charts and garnering all kinds of attention, and it’s very much on the ‘random’ side of the scale. The game, called Suika Game, is close to something like the hit 2048, but instead of combining numbers you’re merging fruit.

For whatever reason, Suika Game has taken off in not just Japan, but the world at large. While the game is only available on the Switch eShop, plenty of people are creating Japanese Switch accounts in order to grab the game. The title is popping up everywhere online, including YouTube, TikTok, X and more, enjoying word-of-mouth popularity akin to what Among Us saw when it started to catch on.

The latest update on Suika Game’s sales comes from a TV show that aired in Japan. The program revealed that Suika Game has now reached 1.4+ million units sold, and that data comes from back on Oct. 12th, 2023. Want to hear the craziest part? Looking at the last sales update for comparison, it shows that Suika Game moved a staggering 400k units in just 7 days!

Last but not least, the devs showed just how big of an explosion Suika Game has experienced in the last month+. Going back to sales data in September 2023, Suika Game moved just 1,200 units for the entire month. To go from that tiny figure to 1.4+ million in just over a month is an incredibly turnaround in fortunes!


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8M ago

The most probable source of the popularity boom of the game is because it's been played a lot by some of the most popular V-Tubers from the Hololive group, both inside and outside Japan.

Also, just to clarify, the source says that the game had sold 1200 copies TOTAL up to September 2023, not just in that month