Nintendo and HAL Laboratories’ Kirby: Star Allies, the newest game in their long running franchise of platformers starring the adorably puffy and pink mascot, has managed to sell 1.26 million units worldwide in just 15 days. Nintendo confirmed the number in their newest financial report, which tracked data till March 31, 2018- just 15 days after the game’s March 16 release date.
This, much like the success of Pokken and Fire Emblem Warriors, seems to demonstrate the voracious appetite that Switch owners have. Kirby is a fine game, if a little average, but the pace it has sold at far exceeds its merits- which indicates Switch owners want quality software. Third parties are really missing out by not being on the Switch right now (except for the few, such as Bethesda and Ubisoft, who were ready for Nintendo’s new hybrid).
Kirby: Star Allies is available now exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. If you want to see whether or not the game is up your alley, make sure to check out our review for it.