It 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!