Splatoon 3 pushes over 10 million units since launch, Switch Sports is right behind it

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet surpass expectations as well

Just today we touched base with Nintendo to see how their top 10 all-time best-seller list for Switch was doing, and Pokemon Scarlet & Violet kind of smashed the windows on the way in. It turns out a few other games are doing well, too!

Nintendo reports that Splatoon 3 has sold 10.13 million units since its September 2022 launch, firmly placing it just outside of the top 10 list, somewhat in reach of Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee‘s 15.07 million. It just needs to best two more games to catch up to Splatoon 2, and four more games to crack the top 10. Given how Splatoon games typically have decent tails, it should at least climb a few more spots before it settles in.

In the wide world of digital recreational activity, Nintendo Switch Sports commanded a respectable 8.61 million units, putting it directly in the top 20 all-time best-selling Switch game list. This kind of came out of nowhere for me, as I hardly ever hear about it in passing, but there’s likely enough nostalgia there for the original Nintendo-branded “Sports” series that you just don’t ponder on a regular basis.

Big picture, Nintendo now has 27 games that are million-sellers; with Pokemon Scarlet/Violet, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Mario Strikers: Battle League, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and Pokemon Legends: Arceus joining those ranks in 2022.

A full breakdown of Nintendo’s sales trends for 2022 and part of 2023

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