Forums - Sales Discussion - Splatoon 2 sells 671k first week in Japan

Faelco said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

There is no "l" in Japanese, only "r". So you can't write "Splatoon", only "Spratoon". Obviously Google Translate will use an "r". But you read it as "Splatoon", like the western name.


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I was serious, but now that i recall i've heard that before! thanks for reminding me haha xD ....


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Kerotan said:
Shikamo said:

fix the title is the First three days not first week.

Gematsu article:

Splatoon 2 sold 670,955 copies within its first three days of release in Japan, according to Famitsu numbers, making it both the biggest debut for a Switch title and highest selling Switch title to date. This number includes physical game copies, download cards, and Splatoon 2 Switch hardware bundles, but does not include digital sales.

In comparison, the original Splatoon for Wii U sold 156,610 units within its first four days of release, and achieved lifetime sales of 1,512,789 units.

The latest Famitsu numbers also put total Switch hardware sales in Japan at 1,205,087. That’s for an almost five-month period, from March 3 to July 23.

Lol it's the first week it goes on sale.  It also includes pre orders over months so it's not right to say just 3 days.  It's pretty standard to say what I said. 

i agree to you in some parts (numbers data have a date to be launch, so it's a famitsu data week and not splatoon 2 first week),  but like i said it's still 3 days not 1 week  (The first 3 days is when there are more sales so I dont think it will make much difference, maybe at most 100k).


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Software a little lower, but still pretty great.

Hardware way lower than I'd like to see, but considering how badly Nintendo is failing at stock it isn't surprising.


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Thats really good. Could be over 700k with digital.

Great start would we estimate 750K first three day launch with Eshop sales?  Do we have any data on Eshop ratios in Japan?

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the_dengle said:
So much for over a million first week.

I tried to warn y'all

Uh no. But this is still no small feat. Splatoon has now hit phenom status in Japan.

Not bad. I wonder if it can take Smash Bros' place of being the default Nintendo online multiplayer experience. Or is the online community of Mario Kart already bigger than both?

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Very impressive when compared to the first game, that's for sure!

120 or 102K?

EDIT: I honestly feel like some people overestimated Splatoon 2's sales potential. How many games in Japan have sold 500K+ copies in opening week in the last few years, anyway? Lots of Pokémon, MH and Yokai Watch games, sure, but not many things beyond those. 670K seem pretty solid to me, especially considering that Switch has sold just above 1.2 million units. 

Software Sales are lower than I expected.
Hardware sales are higher than I expected.

My consensus: I am neutral on this prediction.

Anyway these sales are good but expected. I am more interested on the legs on this one. Could the franchise grow to unreasonable heights? We will have to wait and see.

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