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Splatoon 2 Sales Surpass Original In Japan

Meanwhile, Switch already surpassed PS2’s first-year sales!
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Japan loves their Splatoon, and what further evidence do you need than their Splatoon 2 sales? According to Media Create data, Splatoon 2 has sold 1,668,466 copies in Japan, which means it’s already ousold the Wii U original! Given the massive success of Nintendo’s new platform, this was inevitable given Splatoon‘s enduring popularity (that, and as reported yesterday, Switch has already surpassed Wii U’s lifetime sales in Japan).  For the record, Wii U’s Splatoon sold 1,532,079 copies.

And that’s not all: according to Nintendo Soup, Nintendo Switch has also surpassed PS2’s first-year sales after selling 269,684 units this past week. This is owed to a supple restock, most notably on Amazon Japan.

What do you think of the success for Splatoon 2 and Switch? Let us know in the comments below!

Anthony Pelone
Eating, breathing and living video games on a daily basis, Anthony is particularly fond of the Nintendo variety, but is by no means a console warrior. Somewhere in the midst of his obsession with cat pictures, he finds the time to pen about his favorite hobby. Having previously written for over three sites, Anthony remains dedicated to spreading the gospel of EarthBound.

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