Splatoon 3 is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch, with its predecessors also having released on the Wii U. The game remains true to the DNA of the series, consisting of the competitive online multiplayer format alongside a story-centric single player also available.
The weeks leading up to the release of the highly anticipated game by Nintendo, Splatoon 3, left fans eagerly awaiting to get their hands on the latest iteration of the instalment. Having garnered a large fanbase due to the series’ previous two games, it naturally meant that expectations were high for what appeared to be an innovative release.
What’s New in Splatoon 3?
Splatoon 3 promised increased customization and freedom for players wanting to immerse themselves in the single-player aspect. An array of objectives, new characters, and revised dynamics mean that the game can set itself apart from its previous counterparts in a good way.
The staggering sales
Marketing has been a strong point of the game, especially in Japan, and the push seems to have had a positive externality. A press release by Nintendo on their page announced that the domestic sales for the game on the Nintendo Switch platform had exceeded 3.45 million units, a figure indicative of both physical plus online copies, since launch, which only occurred 3 days ago. This puts the game on track to be the highest-grossing Nintendo switch game in terms of sales.
The traction that Nintendo has gained from sales generated by Splatoon 3 shuts down the critics who were sceptical of the studio’s ability to pull the launch successfully. With largely positive feedback, it seems that Nintendo has hit a home run with the title’s launch. Fans and the gaming community alike have been surprised at the pace the game has picked up since launch.
It is safe to say that this is on track to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, titles that Nintendo as a studio has released. It has exceeded the majority of expectations, and its success fits in well with the previous two titles’ success. What is your take on the splurge of sales that Splatoon 3 has experienced? Do you think the game warrants all the hype and success around it? Let us know down below.