One Million Gamers Have Picked Up Splatoon

A paint splattered press release reveals the major milestone as the game gets a brand new piece of content.

By Jon Stevens. Posted 06/24/2015 16:45 3 Comments     ShareThis

Nintendo has announced that over 1 million copies of Splatoon have been sold worldwide since its release last month.

While the ratio of physical to digital units within that figure have not been specified, they did share that around 476,000 of those were sold in the Americas, 368,000 in Japan and 230,000 in Europe.

Commenting on the figures, Reggie Fils-Aime stated that “This milestone puts us in a nice position as we prepare to launch 11 more exclusive Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games before the end of the year, plus Amiibo, digital offerings and games from our third-party partners.”

Coinciding with this news, Nintendo recently released a brand new, in-game weapon for owners of Splatoon. The Luna Blaster is primarily aimed at those who like to get “up close and personal” with the opposing team, and, as a post on the game’s official Tumblr account says:

“What it lacks in range, it more than makes up for in fire rate and explosive impact,”

It’s great to hear that, with Nintendo often criticized for sticking to its established franchises, this new IP has been so successful. At Nintendojo, we’ve been enjoying the game a little too much — check out our review of the game if you’re still undecided about whether it’s for you. While we thought it was great, our own Anthony has a few suggestions on how Nintendo could improve it going ahead, which you can read here.

We’ve also been running our own Splaturdays throughout June, which will be winding down this weekend. Be sure to check it out if you’re free this Saturday!

Source: IGN

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