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I think 4 million is a safe bet in Japan.



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5 million? That's like 13 million American equivalent sales I guess. I'm not sure if it can sell that many.



I think that's impossible even for such a surprise hit like splatoon but hey you never know



                                                                                     

abroZ said:
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. 

While I agree that he's low-balled Splatoon 2's sales far too greatly, you have to be kidding with that comparison. A remake shouldn't be compared to a mainline entry. Dragon Quest is bigger than Splatoon in Japan; anyone who's looking at it without bias would conclude this.



abroZ said:
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. 

Switch doesn't have 3 million systems to sell on yet over there. Also I was the one saying Splatoon would sell 2 million first year while everyone else was saying be lucky to hit 500k. Splatoon 2 is also releasing the same month as Dragon Quest XI. I don't know what Dragon Quest 7 Warriors is as I never heard of it. Dragon Quest VII however is a remake. Dragon Quest Heroes is a spinoff and while it did well it's still a spinoff and yes Musou sell well. DQXI is a main entry and the first real main Entry since DQ9 on DS which is thebest selling DQ game of all time. DQXI is on 3 systems. 2 in July and the 2 most popular systems over there. Still the two top Japanese series is MH and DQ.



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Dreamcaster said:
Ryng_Tolu said:

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In December 2019 i predicted 21m Switch, 9m PS4 and 3m XB1, but that was before COVID, obvius increased my predictions.

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Bofferbrauer said:
Mar1217 said:
maybe 2M lifetime in Japan but 5M ?! .... no way.

The first one made over 1.5M on the Wii U, so 2M seems way too low to me. With the Switch selling so well, 4 Million seem more reasonable to me, and if Splatoon 2 also gets tons of content after release like the first one, then even more is possible

Yeah, good point. But we need to see if this was just a fad or if it's really something special though



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Dreamcaster said:
abroZ said:

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. 

While I agree that he's low-balled Splatoon 2's sales far too greatly, you have to be kidding with that comparison. A remake shouldn't be compared to a mainline entry. Dragon Quest is bigger than Splatoon in Japan; anyone who's looking at it without bias would conclude this.

Yes I know dragon Quest is big but I was just referring to games released this last generation since it's a more accurate representation of how games are selling today in Japan not how they used to sell. Final Fantasy 15 is a testament on how once massive franchises don't guarantee massive sales anymore. And I do agree the upcoming dragon Quest will do big numbers and surpass FF15 but I doubt it will reach the heights of the previous entry's at least not on a single platform. 



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it will solely depend on switch's success in japan, one thing i'm sure, it will surpass splatoon in a year in japan. Splatoon 2 has a big advantage over the first one, play it on the go with 8 player local match or even using 3g, it's brings pretty much the same appeal mh does, just look at the comg numbers, the amount of ppl that skipped splat on wii u cause it's not a decent system and you'restuck to play only in home and that now will have the freedom to play anywhere, splatoon 2 will be big, i think it might reach 3mi units in it's lifetime and if the second game end up being better than the first one, the word of mouth can make 5m happen.



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