But your predictions used to be accurate many, many years ago.
Are you becoming a joke thread writer now?
This is no joke, amp316.
I am sincere with every prediction I make.
I say Splatoon will sell 1 million worldwide—digital & physical sales combined—in its first few opening days before June 1, 2015.
I saw that Nintendo was confident enough to pin the Wii U's entire summer around this game when they showed that Splatoon Direct.
I KNEW as soon Splatoon was revealed LAST year at E3 2014 that this game HAD to come out before the following summer.
It's the perfect summertime game.
And lo & behold that's exactly what they did when they announced that May 29th release date at the April 1st Nintendo Direct.
Once I saw the Splatoon Direct & how they said they would roll out features piece by piece in free updates with a major one in August, I said Nintendo believes in this game.
They will launch in May right before the summer starts & then drop the mega-update in August towards the end of summer.
Not only did they put the release date in virtually the same spot as Mario Kart 8 (May 30th), they show that the game is strong enough to keep up excitement all summer long until they get to the August update.
Mario Kart 8 carried the summer for Wii U in 2014 & Nintendo believes Splatoon will carry Wii U's summer in 2015.
Reggie Fils-Aimé said long ago that Nintendo wants Splatoon to be the "Mario Kart of Shooters".
Mario Kart is super established as a franchise. It's a bankable title to pin your console on.
Splatoon is a brand new franchise but Nintendo sees that game as just as bankable.
And when I saw that fan art sprung up almost overnight with Splatoon after its E3 2014 reveal...
...When I saw that GIF of Splatoon developers backstage at E3 2014 happily running around in Inkling hats with Miyamoto looking on in the distance...
...When I saw how Masahiro Anbe, the creator of Squid Girl, was inspired to put his Squid Girl side by side with the Splatoon squid girls...
...I knew I was seeing something special.
The Splatoon Direct only underlined what I had already suspected.
The Splatoon Global Testfire etched it in stone.
That's why I made my prediction.
The game is just that damn good & Nintendo knows it can pin Wii U's summer on this title alone & sell.
Nintendo knows this is their next MONSTER HIT FRANCHISE.
And they believe it is JUST as bankable as Mario Kart is.
I put a number to the intuitions I had & that number came out to be 1 million.
Now I'm just waiting on confirmation.
P.S.: Yes amp316 some things are just a hit right out of the gate. In 1999 we saw such a thing with a game called Super Smash Bros.
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