Splatoon 3 is off to an extremely scorching begin in Japan as the sport has offered 3.45 million copies in simply three days, outpacing large Nintendo Change titles together with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Pokémon Sword and Defend, and extra.
As reported by Video gamesRadar, Nintendo’s Japanese company Twitter account shared the spectacular gross sales numbers, with 3.45 million far outperforming Animal Crossing’s 1.88 million and Pokémon’s 1.365 million in the identical interval.
Whereas Nintendo hasn’t shared Splatoon 3’s gross sales in different areas, together with the USA, the numbers definitely bode effectively for the sport’s long run success, on condition that Animal Crossing is presently the Change’s greatest promoting sport in Japan.
Anticipation for the sport has been constructing because it was introduced in February final yr, and it additionally obtained simply as a lot fanfare as the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, with Nintendo releasing a restricted version Splatoon 3 Change console and Professional Controller forward of the sport’s launch on September 9.
Followers of the franchise have arguably been ready for much longer, in fact, as Splatoon 2 launched method again in 2017. It additionally proved extremely widespread, presently sitting at fifth in Japan’s greatest promoting Nintendo Change video games, and Nintendo is even rewarding every participant who purchased it with bonuses within the new sport.
Our multiplayer assessment continues to be in progress for Splatoon 3, with IGN saying what we have performed “has already been a number of enjoyable, with sufficient tweaks and new additions to really feel like a brand new and vastly improved model” of Splatoon 2.
In our 8/10 assessment of the one participant, nonetheless, IGN stated: “Splatoon 3’s marketing campaign incorporates a contemporary tackle an open hub world design, mixing briefly however satisfying missions to allow you to experiment with totally different weapons and skills.”
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Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll discuss The Witcher all day.