Rumor: Here's How Many Units Splatoon Sold in May

NPD results were released today, and Splatoon debuted in fifth place in the United States. Nintendo failed to release any sort of statement on the sales of either Splatoon, Puzzle & Dragons, or their hardware. As a result, the numbers were leaked by a well-known source on Neogaf.

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FallenAngel19841279d ago

They must not have done much in NA for Nintendo to not be boasting about them as soon as possible

wonderfulmonkeyman1279d ago (Edited 1279d ago )

Actually, it's doing pretty well.

"But May’s biggest surprise is probably Nintendo’s Wii U exclusive Splatoon.
The colorful shooter did not debut until May 28, which means it only had two days of sales on this chart.
Despite that, it was able to come in at No. 5 overall.
This is impressive for a new intellectual property that is not widely available on all systems."

Oh, and keep in mind that this is not including Digital sales or Phys+Digi in Europe, either.
Those combined, it may already be over half a million.


Considering the popularity of The Witcher 3 across all platforms, it's an even better sign that Splatoon ranked that high with so few days tracked, as well as no digital or Europe sales counted.

rawrock1279d ago

One digital sale right here...

deafdani1278d ago

While I agree with most of what you said, I want to note that the argument of "not counting digital sales" is moot, because (as far as I know, I could be wrong), these numbers never count digital sales for any games on any platform.

Mega_Volnutt1278d ago (Edited 1278d ago )

Splatatatatatatatatatasplatooo ooon.

Spookshow1278d ago

I got my copy digital too! Loving the game!

3-4-51278d ago

* If people only knew, just how many of their favorite games only sold like 200,000-300,000 copies total.

Not all games need to sell a million to be a success.

* Splatoon selling millions won't happen until Splatoon 2 on the next Nintendo console(possibly), so for right now this is a good start for a new IP.

Philface1279d ago

Nice that Splatoon is doing well. Will get my copy soon.

gameboy11279d ago (Edited 1279d ago )

I was skeptical but it's a defo now for me getting it next week.....the squid form looks like it adds an amazing depth to tactics...

rawrock1279d ago

I was hesitant too, but glad I got it. Much more fun than I thought it would be.

jayzablade1279d ago

Anyone here struggling to get online??
Can't get Splatoon, eshop or anything to work...browser works but that's it! No Netflix, YouTube...?

iplay1up21278d ago (Edited 1278d ago )

You probably missed the system update. That is your issue more than likely. Go to tools and do the update. Also make sure you turn on automatic updates so you do not have the issue again.

jayzablade1278d ago

I am on auto update but it's working now so who knows?!

Evil-Gouki1279d ago

It's super fun and refreshing for a new IP, got that Jet Set Radio feel.

Concertoine1278d ago

Its honestly very impressive how influential Jet Set Radio was for such a commercial disappointment. The urban setting, unique soundtrack and counter-culture vibe were obviously big inspirations to both Splatoon and Sunset Overdrive.

I'd say the final boss of Splatoon was also JUST like the one in JSR

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