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Japan: Here’s Some More Info On How Splatoon 2 Performed In Its First Week

A few days ago, we reported that Famitsu confirmed Splatoon 2 had sold 670,955 physical copies in the first three days of the games’ release. We now have a bit more of an insight into how well the title performed in Japan which includes attach-rates and sell-through figures from its initial shipment. It’s also worth noting that The Nintendo Switch console saw impressive sales as well with 100,000 units being snapped up in the midst of stock shortages. Check out the points below:

  • Between July 17 and July 23, there was a 251.55 percent increase in  total software sales in Japan
  • 987,000 units of software were sold altogether
  • Switch sold 100k units, making for the second best week yet
  • Splatoon 2 more than doubled the amount of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (285,000 copies in its first week)
  • Splatoon 2’s attach rate is 54.14 percent, which is even higher than Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s 36.64 percent
  • Sold through 65% of its initial shipment

Needless to say, we loved the game. You can find out why in our review here.

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  1. This is Monster Hunter and Dragon Quest level of success, Nintendo now owns one of the most popular IP in all of Japan it seems, with a console that has less than 1.5mil IN THE COUNTRY and almost more

    To contrast, the PS4 has 5mil consoles sold in Japan, and it only has ONE million seller after 4 years, the Switch is less than 4 months old and it has the 1mil seller, 3 by the end of the year most likely given Mario Kart 8 legs and Mario Oddysea in the horizon.

    The Switch is killing it SO HARD in Japan is not even funny, Capcom must be regretting their MH console choose so hard right now haha.

    1. 1) These are really good number but not at the level of MH and DQ. dont be insane.
      2) Why would Capcom be regretting there MH console choice? MH XX on the switch will still do better in JAPAN than World will, and they could still bring World to the Switch IF they wanted to.

  2. That 65% sold-through number makes plain that Nintendo intended to have more Switch hardware stock available at launch and failed to meet their ambitions. I have no doubt it could have sold through 80%+ and pushed an additional 100k in hardware, had it been available to purchase.

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