You Brella Believe It
Nintendo’s super-colorful, super-messy sequel Splatoon 3 has now been unleashed upon the public and is already proving itself to be an incredible sales success. In Japan alone, the Switch shooter has already shifted a staggering 3.45 million copies in its first three days of release, breaking previous Switch release records in the country. The news was broken in a weekend press statement by the publisher.
Launching on September 9, Splatoon 3 sees the return of madcap, team-based, multiplayer gameplay, as squid kids and octolings battle to out to capture territory across various modes and maps. Splatoon 3 features all of the paint-sloshing action that is the franchise’s trademark, set against a slightly more dystopian landscape — the aftermath of Splatoon 2‘s final Splatfest favoring “Chaos” over “Order.”
But, despite the series’ general popularity, I’m not sure that anybody was expecting the new sequel to be a record-breaker, having already become the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch title in its native Japan. It should also be noted that these figures do not include sales from Europe and North America, which will no doubt add to the incredible number and see Splatoon 3 nestle comfortably in place as one of 2022’s best-selling releases.
Splatoon 3 is available now on Nintendo Switch. Check out Chris Carter’s review right here.