Splatoon for Wii U Crosses 1 Million in Sales
Great news confirmed by Nintendo today folks; Splatoon has sold over 1 million copies! That’s right, in less than a month since it’s launch, the Wii U exclusive shooter has surpassed 1 million sales worldwide. Here at Nintendo Scene we can’t get enough of the game, simply loving all the weapon and map updates. You can check out our Impression here.
Have a read of the full press release below, and be sure to come take on the NS team online following the party matchmaking update that’s due in August.
Thousands of new players spawn every day
24th June, 2015 – Nintendo has hauled up its nets, counted its catch and crossed another milestone. Sales of Splatoon, the new squid-based game for Nintendo’s Wii U home console, have crossed 1 million worldwide, according to Nintendo’s internal figures. That figure includes more than 230,000 physical and digital units sold in Europe, more than 368,000 sold in Japan, more than 476,000 sold in the Americas, and an additional 20,000 sold in Australia.
“Since Splatoon launched on 29th May, it has been great to see so many players competing in online matches”, said Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata. “We are pleased this new Wii U exclusive game is capturing the imagination of so many fans across Europe, and look forward to bringing more exclusive titles to both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS this year.”
Splatoon multiplayer* pits teams of four online players against one another as they try to splatter a majority of the playing area with their team’s colourful ink. Players can transform into squids and swim through pools of their own ink to move faster or maneuver up walls to access hard-to-reach areas.
*Note that broadband Internet access is required for online play.