Iwata is surprised by the game’s success.
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.”
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