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Nintendo's paint-splashed online shooter Splatoon has sold more than 4m copies - a remarkable achievement for a console base only at 12.6m.

Guess there will be a Splatoon 2, then.

To put those sales into perspective, Splatoon has so far outmatched PlayStation 4 exclusives The Order and Bloodborne combined.

Super Mario Maker wasn't far behind, either. It sold 3.34m units - meaning one in four Wii U owners bought it.

Mario Kart 8 shifted another 2.1m copies, up to 7.2m overall, while Yoshi's Woolly World passed the 1m sales barrier comfortably.

Nintendo's latest financial report shows its sales are roughly equal compared to the same period last year, although profits dropped by 32 per cent year-on-year to 40.5 billion Yen ($336m).

The company is still, however, in the black - and a smaller profit is to be expected while Nintendo preps its new NX console, which is due to be revealed (and hopefully released) later this year.

Nintendo is well-supported by the sale of Amiibo, though: an impressive 20.5m Amiibo figures were sold, along with 21.50 million Amiibo cards.

On 3DS, Animal Crossing spin-off Happy Home Designer sold 2.93m copies, while Zelda: Tri Force Heroes sold 1.08m.

The biggest sellers continued to be older, evergreen games such as Mario Kart 7 (another 1.3m copies, now up to 13m), Smash Bros. 3DS (another 1.1 copies, for a total of 7.92m) and Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (a further 1.5m, up to 11.4m overall).

We'll likely hear more from Nintendo on its upcoming plans very shortly, when new company president Tatsumi Kimishima addresses investors. The company has yet to detail when its first smartphone app Miitomo will launch. NX news will likely have to wait until E3, however.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-02-02-splatoon-has-sold-4m-copies-bought-by-a-third-of-all-wii-u-owners



 

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It has outsold many other Wii U games.



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Since The Order and Bloodborne combined were mentioned, I was reminded of that thread that asked which game would sell the most between Splatoon, The Order 1886 and Sunset Overdrive. In hindsight, that was a really silly question.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Well shipped but yeah remarkable achievement



RolStoppable said:
Since The Order and Bloodborne combined were mentioned, I was reminded of that thread that asked which game would sell the most between Splatoon, The Order 1886 and Sunset Overdrive. In hindsight, that was a really silly question.

The Wii-U won't get respect until it's long gone and buried. A newer generation will start praising it online, it's prices will start climbing on Ebay. It's software will become extremely sought after and expensive and history will be rewritten. 

And I'll be saying the same thing I said to people when the Dreamcast became cool to own a few years back. WHERE THE FUCK WERE YOU GUYS WHEN IT WAS ON THE MARKET?!?!?! lol



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OneKartVita said:
Well shipped but yeah remarkable achievement

Everybody uses shipped. And besides we know it's close to sell through, especially in Japan. Still 4mil is huge. You should go visit my splatoon thread and read the first couple of pages



tbone51 said:
OneKartVita said:
Well shipped but yeah remarkable achievement

Everybody uses shipped. And besides we know it's close to sell through, especially in Japan. Still 4mil is huge. You should go visit my splatoon thread and read the first couple of pages

Yeah but often people on here confuse the two so I'm helping to prevent that.  



RolStoppable said:
Since The Order and Bloodborne combined were mentioned, I was reminded of that thread that asked which game would sell the most between Splatoon, The Order 1886 and Sunset Overdrive. In hindsight, that was a really silly question.

Not really. The Order 1886 had a lot of promise before we knew it was almost an interactive movie, and Sunset Overdrive is on an XBox, and shooters usually sell really well on the consoles. It's not (completely) a matter of Splatoon selling more than expected, which it did. It's a matter of the two other titles failing to gain ground and audience.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

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Well deserved. Only Game I still Play.



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Darwinianevolution said:
RolStoppable said:
Since The Order and Bloodborne combined were mentioned, I was reminded of that thread that asked which game would sell the most between Splatoon, The Order 1886 and Sunset Overdrive. In hindsight, that was a really silly question.

Not really. The Order 1886 had a lot of promise before we knew it was almost an interactive movie, and Sunset Overdrive is on an XBox, and shooters usually sell really well on the consoles. It's not (completely) a matter of Splatoon selling more than expected, which it did. It's a matter of the two other titles failing to gain ground and audience.

If I remember correctly, the thread was made after The Order 1886 had released, so Splatoon was the only unreleased game at that time.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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