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

I think 4M is more likely..



                
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*As I read the title*
"Yes..... oh, probably not"



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.

You do realise that Splatoon1 sold 1.7m on instal base of 3.3m in Japan? You basically saying that Splatoon 2 will sell less on platform that will be much more popular than Wii U was. Number you gave, 1-1.5m will be most liky be achived in 2017. year alone, and Splatoon is game that had crazy legs in Japan, constantly in top most sold games in Japan whole year. If I recall Splatoon was most successful new IP in Japan in recent years, and easily most popular Wii U game in Japan (even esily outsold MK8 that has 8m WW sales on instal base of 13m).

Splatoon 2 will most likely outsell evre individual DQ game, but selling all combined versions of game is long shot.



Well everything is possible, Splatoon 1 sold 1.7m on 3.3m Wii U consoles in Japan, that's more than 50% attach rate, and Switch will most likely end up selling much more than Wii U sold. I think Splatoon2 will be 3m+ game in Japan, so even 5m is possible.



I expect between 2.5 - 3 M.



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Miyamotoo said:
Well everything is possible, Splatoon 1 sold 1.7m on 3.3m Wii U consoles in Japan, that's more than 50% attach rate, and Switch will most likely end up selling much more than Wii U sold. I think Splatoon2 will be 3m+ game in Japan, so even 5m is possible.

Except massive attach rates are sort of common on underperforming consoles.*  Actually, I just made that up, now I'll have to go check... :)  But seriously, Super Mario Galaxy didn't magically sell 25 million just because it was on a much better-selling console than Super Mario 64.

I think 5 million in Japan alone is way out there, but I do hope for Splatoon 2 to have a much better showing worldwide thanks to Switch's improved sales.  I'm thinking more like 10 million, though.

*Hmm, checked a few series like Mario, Halo, GTA and it's kind of inconclusive.  If we want to take a pretty optimistic Mario Kart type scenario for Splatoon, then 3.5-4 million might actually be feasible for Japan, that would be nice to see.  I'd be shocked to see >4 million.



it will not even closely reach 5 million in Japan alone, sorry about that. It will "only" do 2.4-3.2 million.



It's a year 1 title and will sell for years. Anything under 5m and I'll be dissapointed.



5 million in Japan alone...?! You know what I believe it can (or at least close, especially with some bundles). I knew the original would be a success when I first saw it, was surprised when I found out so many thought it would flop. The Switch is a new and fresh start so let's get the game software sales bar high. Splatoon is a game with really long legs thanks to free DLC and in game events and is definitely a game that just has Japan all over it! I wonder if Splatoon 2 will get the Squid Girl crossover outfits and maybe even more crossover type stuff? Heck maybe it'll even get's own anime someday.

Splatoon is definitely a series that has yet to reach anywhere near it's full potential.