When Splatoon 2 was officially unveiled for the Nintendo Switch, I think we can say that many gamers were already looking forward to it, since the first game was such a big hit. As if to confirm this theory true, the latest numbers from Famitsu tell us that Splatoon 2 has sold very very well in Japan.
The game has managed to sell 2 million copies since its release in Japan. The game was launched on the Switch in late July 2017, so it has managed to sell 2 million units in less than a year. Famitsu’s latest figures also reveal that the Switch’s hardware sales in the country are sitting at about 3.76 million.
This is no big surprise considering that Nintendo had previously announced that the Switch managed to beat the Wii U’s lifetime sales within a year. In other news, Nintendo has also recently announced a Splatoon 2 Starter Edition that will include a copy the game, a strategy guide, and some stickers. This is expected to be available in March. And just in case you don’t know, Splatoon 2’s online multiplayer mode is still free to play, but gamers will need to subscribe to the Switch’s online service which is scheduled to go live in September. This game is hot!