Splatoon Goes On To Surpass Nintendo’s Sales Expectations

Iwata is surprised by the game’s success.

Posted By | On 03rd, Jul. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


I have always said don’t judge a book by its cover or in this case a video game. Splatoon managed to surpass the expectations of Nintendo and sell more copies leaving CEO Saturo Iwata surprised. The Wii U exclusive which launched at the end of May, managed to sell 1 million units within the first month of release, which is quite a feat.

Interestingly enough, for the first time since its release, the game slipped from the top 10 selling video games in the UK. Iwata was all praise for the game. Iwata told the following to the shareholders at Nintendo’s latest Annual General Meeting: “Having received high recognition from our consumers for its novelty, this title’s sell-through sales reached 1 million units in less than a month from its release. We feel very grateful for this, since our view was not so optimistic prior to release, for it being a non-series title.”

Have you played Splatoon? What do you think of the game? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Orange Lada

    I’ve been playing video games for … since Colossal Cave days and prior – about 40 years. Splatoon is one of the most ADDICTIVE games going.

    I keep saying to myself … just one more round .. and there have been more than a few nights I don;t finally go to sleep till 3AM.

    Haven’t been this addicted, or had this much fun in a while. Definitely one of the best games out there.

  • Muffin_Man74

    Splatoon is by far the best game this generation, period. I’ve never had this much fun playing an online game. the item power up combinations are endless and help enhance weaker players. I can always shake off a bad round by playing another round. Too much fun!

  • Deejay Spinn

    I bought the game the day it was released for my son and I, and hands down we absolutely love it.

  • AL Pasas

    Wife picked it up for me as an anniversary gift. Can’t stop playing the game!!! once I reached level 10 online it got even more crazy fun!!!


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