Splatoon 3 Has Outperformed Every Other Switch Launch In Japan
Splatoon 3 has proved an even bigger domestic hit than anyone predicted, becoming Japan’s fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game.
According to Nintendo, Splatoon 3 has shipped over 3.45million units in Japan in the three days since its release. This includes both physical and digital sales. The previous domestic record-holder was Animal Crossing: New Horizons which shipped 1.88million units over the same period. Splatoon 3 has become Nintendo’s best domestic launch on the Nintendo Switch.
In a company news release, Nintendo shared “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,” the statement concluded with “This is the highest domestic sales level for any Nintendo Switch software within the first three days.”