Splatoon sells over 1 million copies worldwide

Screen Shot 2015-06-24 at 2.42.11 AMIt looks like Nintendo’s newest intellectual property is selling pretty well. Nintendo has announced today that, according to internal company figures, that Splatoon has sold over 1 million copies worldwide.

That figure includes both digital and physical sales of Splatoon, which is made up of 476,000 units sold in the Americas, 368,000 sold in Japan, over 230,000 sold in Europe, and 20,000 sold in Australia and New Zealand.

Although some companies may see 1 million copies sold as a “disappointment” (see Square Enix with its reaction to 2013’s Tomb Raider), this seems like a pretty healthy number for Nintendo. With the Wii U only having sold just a little under 10 million consoles, that means that more than 10% of Wii U owners have purchased Splatoon, which is a pretty healthy attach rate.

I’ve sunk a good 30 or so hours into Splatoon over the past couple of weeks and I have been having a whole lot of fun with the game, so I’m happy to see so many people have bought the game, and hopefully that means more people I can wreck online!


One comment

  1. jonathan hirt · June 24, 2015

    I’d certainly like to checkout Splatoon, and I’m sure I’d enjoy Mario 3D World, Mario Kart and Mario Maker, but I still can’t see those games as enough to make the $275 investment right now. I’m not huge into Zelda, and I don’t think Nintendo is going to put much else out on the WiiU before the NX rolls around, so I keep talking myself out of picking up a WiiU.

    If they’d drop the price to something $200 or lower I’d be much more likely to take the plunge, but until then I don’t think it’s going to be worth it for me. Here’s hoping they release some version of Mario Maker for the 3DS so I can still enjoy that!



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