The momentum of Splatoon 3 in Japan has continued into its second week after release. On the Sept. 12 to Sept. 18 Famitsu Sales charts, Splatoon 3 sold another 500,000 units. Having an additional half a million physical copies sell in a week is impressive, and allows the game to easily hold the #1 spot. As always, thank you to the folks at Install Base for documenting these sales figures.
Last week we reported the historic launch of Splatoon 3, selling a combined digital and physical 3.45 million units in three days, making it the biggest video game launch ever in Japan. As was later clarified on that week’s Famitsu Sales charts, the physical and digital split was about 60/40. If this continued, Splatoon 3 should be comfortably past the four million sales mark in just two weeks domestically.
Splatoon 3 took the top spot of the Famitsu Sales charts this week even with the launch of Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline, which sold a solid 220,000 units across different platforms. Interestingly, the Nintendo Switch version of DQX Offline sold more than double the PlayStation 4/5 versions. The release of DQX Offline and continued Splatoon success also saw the Switch sell 128,000 more units this week. Meanwhile the Xbox Series X/S and PS4/5 trail behind at 14,000 and 11,000 consoles sold respectively, due to stock shortages.
There’s no word yet on how Splatoon 3 has done globally in terms of raw figures, but it has been topping sales charts across Europe. Nintendo’s six months earnings release is marked to arrive on Nov. 8, so we can likely expect to hear exactly how Splatoon 3 performed around the world then. Due to the online nature of the game, it is expected to continue selling well into the future as it receives further updates, events and a confirmed paid DLC expansion. The game also has the first post-launch Splatfest, coming this weekend.
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