Nintendo has revealed that Splatoon 3 has reached a significant sales milestone, significantly outperforming its predecessor in the first three months.
Nintendo Switch has been doing well over the past few years. Splatoon 3 is another new release that hits a big milestone in a short period. His third entry in the series achieved impressive popularity, even though Splatoon 3 launched shortly before Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
Nintendo Switch fans were spoiled for choice with “Mario + Rabbids” in the second half of this year.
Sparks of Hope, Bayonetta 3, and his latest Pokemon release have all come out in the last few months. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet set a sales record with him selling 10 million in just 3 days, despite various technical issues, and it continues to grow.
Splatoon 3’s sales record isn’t nearly as amazing as Pokemon’s, but it’s still very impressive. According to Nintendo’s financial report, Splatoon 3 sold 10 million copies in its first three months on the market. That number is nothing to sneeze at, especially considering fans could arguably get the same experience with Splatoon 2 on the same console. It seems that the refined sophistication has won fans.
For comparison: Splatoon 3 is far better than its predecessor. The original Splatoon for Wii U fell short of its 5 million sales. This is probably due to the overall low number of Wii U console sales. Splatoon 2 did far better, with over 13 million moves. However, it took almost three years for Splatoon 2 to reach the same number of units sold as Splatoon 3 in his first three months.
One of the factors that favored Splatoon 3 is the late adopters of the Nintendo Switch. The system sold well from the start, but during the pandemic, many newcomers turned to the Switch to keep themselves busy while at home. Maybe, but with the game already in its lifecycle, some people may have postponed its launch and picked up Splatoon 3 instead.
Not everything in Splatoon 3 is perfect, but the player seems to enjoy his time in Splatsville. Whether it’s regular catalog drops set each quarter of the year, regular participation in his Splatfests, or his Big Run events, there’s plenty to keep players active and engaged. Splatoon got off to a shaky start as a new IP in one of Nintendo’s underperforming game systems, but it’s found an audience on Nintendo Switch.