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Can Splatoon 2 Sell 5mil Lifetime........ In Japan Alone?? [YeS It Will] [Update: 3.08mil Ship+Digital]

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Miyamotoo said:
Goodnightmoon said:

Yes it would, 2 milions in Japan is epic for basically any game.

Strongly disagree, 5m would be epic, 2m not too much especially if previous game on failed console sold 1.7m.

Only pokemon and Monster Hunter reach those sales lately, of course it would be epic sales Miyamoto, I'm not talking in relative numbers, 2 milion for a console game in japan is epic already



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Goodnightmoon said:
Miyamotoo said:

Strongly disagree, 5m would be epic, 2m not too much especially if previous game on failed console sold 1.7m.

Only pokemon and Monster Hunter reach those sales lately, of course it would be epic sales Miyamoto, I'm not talking in relative numbers, 2 milion for a console game in japan is epic already

Again disagree, if 2m are epic for you, how would you describe 3m, how 4m, how 5m or bigger sales? :)



Miyamotoo said:
Goodnightmoon said:

Only pokemon and Monster Hunter reach those sales lately, of course it would be epic sales Miyamoto, I'm not talking in relative numbers, 2 milion for a console game in japan is epic already

Again disagree, if 2m are epic for you, how would you describe 3m, how 4m, how 5m or bigger sales? :)

Supah epic :P



Goodnightmoon said:
Miyamotoo said:

Again disagree, if 2m are epic for you, how would you describe 3m, how 4m, how 5m or bigger sales? :)

Supah epic :P

:D



No way. 2 million seems very possible. And 5 million worldwide is pretty much a given.



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It's possible. It could happen with how early it's launching in the Switch's lifecycle. The Switch is already on track to sell much, much better than Wii U did in Japan overall. I also bet it'll be bundled again in the future. That said, it's more likely to do 3-4m in my opinion.



HyrulianScrolls said:

This seems pretty crazy, I believe there's only 9 games to ever do so, and over half of those are Pokemon games. But if the Switch's install base gets to 15-20m in Japan I suppose it could happen. One thing not being factored in here is that Splatoon 3 releasing for the Switch in 2 years or so shouldn't be ruled out as a possibility, so that could cut into Splatoon 2's lifetime sales a bit.

Personally I doubt it. I expect it to get the Mario Kart/Smash treatment with just one per console



Bofferbrauer2 said:
HyrulianScrolls said:

This seems pretty crazy, I believe there's only 9 games to ever do so, and over half of those are Pokemon games. But if the Switch's install base gets to 15-20m in Japan I suppose it could happen. One thing not being factored in here is that Splatoon 3 releasing for the Switch in 2 years or so shouldn't be ruled out as a possibility, so that could cut into Splatoon 2's lifetime sales a bit.

Personally I doubt it. I expect it to get the Mario Kart/Smash treatment with just one per console

The thing is though that Splatoon 2 seems more like Splatoon 1.5 in a lot of ways. Just a lot of tweaks and polishing to the original game, not a lot of big changes, since I'm sure they wanted to get a Splatoon game out on Switch asap. So I wouldn't be surprised to see Splatoon 3 in a couple years that is more of the true evolution of the franchise. 



HyrulianScrolls said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

Personally I doubt it. I expect it to get the Mario Kart/Smash treatment with just one per console

The thing is though that Splatoon 2 seems more like Splatoon 1.5 in a lot of ways. Just a lot of tweaks and polishing to the original game, not a lot of big changes, since I'm sure they wanted to get a Splatoon game out on Switch asap. So I wouldn't be surprised to see Splatoon 3 in a couple years that is more of the true evolution of the franchise. 

I'd say they wanted it out asap to avoid any hole in the lineup for this year to avoid the infamous Wii U droughts on the Switch. Splatoon 2 was easy because not too much had to be changed on a technical standpoint from the original game, being able to retain most assets, just maybe polishing them up a bit. Otherwise there wouldn't have been any big game release between Arms and Fire Emblem Warriors/Pokkén tournament late september (don't think they knew a release date yet for Mario & rabbits at that point), so a very dry summer for the Switch.

Splatoon 3 will come, but I doubt it will come this decade



Bofferbrauer2 said:
HyrulianScrolls said:

The thing is though that Splatoon 2 seems more like Splatoon 1.5 in a lot of ways. Just a lot of tweaks and polishing to the original game, not a lot of big changes, since I'm sure they wanted to get a Splatoon game out on Switch asap. So I wouldn't be surprised to see Splatoon 3 in a couple years that is more of the true evolution of the franchise. 

I'd say they wanted it out asap to avoid any hole in the lineup for this year to avoid the infamous Wii U droughts on the Switch. Splatoon 2 was easy because not too much had to be changed on a technical standpoint from the original game, being able to retain most assets, just maybe polishing them up a bit. Otherwise there wouldn't have been any big game release between Arms and Fire Emblem Warriors/Pokkén tournament late september (don't think they knew a release date yet for Mario & rabbits at that point), so a very dry summer for the Switch.

Splatoon 3 will come, but I doubt it will come this decade

Right, it was an easy game for them to do and served the purposes of filling in gaps and getting one of Nintendo's biggest successess this decade onto a platform which will quickly have a bigger install base than Wii U ever did. Which is my point that it doesn't seem like the true sequel in a lot of ways, and they may very well have Splatoon 3 out by 2020, which would definitely still be in the Switch's lifecycle.