A staggering fact
Earlier today, we shared news concerning Splatoon 3’s launch in Japan. For those who missed it, Splatoon 3 managed to sell 3.45 million units in its first 3 days, making it the fastest-selling Switch game in Japan. While that was certainly cause for celebration, there’s an even bigger milestone that’s been achieved.
Saying Splatoon 3 is the fastest-selling Switch game ever is a bit of an understatement. The real shocker is that Splatoon 3 is also the fastest-selling videogame in Japan ever. Yes, you read that correctly. There has never been another videogame released in Japan that has moved 3.45 million units in the first 3 days. Not Pokémon, not Animal Crossing, not Dragon Quest.
This is an absolutely amazing achievement for the game, and one that pretty much no one saw coming. I think most expected Splatoon 3 to be a big hit for Nintendo, especially in Japan, but not to this degree! Now we get to see how long Splatoon 3 holds onto its crown!