Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Can Splatoon 2 Sell 5mil Lifetime........ In Japan Alone?? [YeS It Will] [Update: 3.78mil Ship+Digital]

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OP: Tbone, this has to be your best one yet. I mean, this is a REAL longshot. the first game sold 5 million altogether. But, 5 million in one region? Well, it's got the handheld component going for it, thanks to the Switch. Plus, a much longer shelf life to work with.
But ATM, I'm going to say no.
Not to say it can't be done, because Animal Crossing: New Leaf has done it, and I'm sure that Pokemon X/Y has done it.
It has a chance, but that chance is very slim.



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tak13 said:
Dreamcaster said:
Hitting a target that not even Pokemon, Dragon Quest, Animal Crossing, or Monster Hunter can hit. There is no way on earth that this happens.

Animal Crossing has sold more than 5m in Japan...

 

You may not know that it has sold 700k digitally there at least as of 2013...

http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=195277

Animal Crossing went from 0.99 million on GameCube to 5.33 million on DS, and like you said, sold over 5 million copies on DS too.

So it's certainly not impossible for Splatoon to do the same thing. :D



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Honestly, I think it's at 6 million at this point.



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Green098 said:

The Switch would need to sell well over 20 million lifetime in Japan like the 3DS which I see very achievable since it will be the only dedicated gaming handheld on the market there in the next year or so, but even then 5 million is outselling the best 3DS game in Japan Animal Crossing New Leaf which sold 4.5 million going by VGChartz numbers, so... right now as bold as I can go is it selling over 3 million in Japan but who knows, anything can happen.

AC hit 5mil+ it has the best digital sales for a nintendo game. It night be over 5.2 mil right now



tbone51 said:
Green098 said:

The Switch would need to sell well over 20 million lifetime in Japan like the 3DS which I see very achievable since it will be the only dedicated gaming handheld on the market there in the next year or so, but even then 5 million is outselling the best 3DS game in Japan Animal Crossing New Leaf which sold 4.5 million going by VGChartz numbers, so... right now as bold as I can go is it selling over 3 million in Japan but who knows, anything can happen.

AC hit 5mil+ it has the best digital sales for a nintendo game. It night be over 5.2 mil right now

Yeah was thinking digital sales weren't included in that. Anyways it is the Animal Crossing team that makes Splatoon after all so who knows?



tak13 said:
Dreamcaster said:
Hitting a target that not even Pokemon, Dragon Quest, Animal Crossing, or Monster Hunter can hit. There is no way on earth that this happens.

Animal Crossing has sold more than 5m in Japan...

 

You may not know that it has sold 700k digitally there at least as of 2013...

http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=195277

Hmm... that was higher than I expected. However, the other 3 are all under 5 mil with digital, correct? Either way, it's doubtful any Switch game will hit 5 million in Japan, as only one 3DS game could, and the Switch probably won't hit 3DS numbers. I don't expect to see another 5 million-seller in Japan ever again (on one platform), and if there were to be one, it certainly won't be Splatoon 2.



Cloudman said:
There's being bold, and then... there's just being crazy.

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SegataSanshiro said:
No. Splatoon can sell 5-6 million WW lifetime. 1 Million in japan and heck maybe even 1.5 mill in Japan. It's not going to outsell or come close to Dragon Quest or Monster Hunter numbers tho.

Did you know Splatoon is the best selling home console game between ps4/xbone and wiiu in Japan? Did you know Splatoon sold 1.5 million units on a 3.3 million userbase (Japan)? Do you believe splatoon 2 won't sell more on switch than it did on wiiu? 

That being said, dragon Quest 7 warriors is the most sold dragon Quest game on 3ds with 1.3 million units...the first splatoon already beat it. 

Monster Hunter 4 sold 3.4 million units. I don't think splatoon 2 will surpass it but I think it can definitely get close. I think you underestimate how big splatoon is over there. 



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