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Splatoon has sold over 1 million copies worldwide

Splatoon has sold one million copies, Nintendo has announced. Plus a new Japanese commercial.

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OtakuDJK1NG-Rory820d ago

Crows are served again.

Congrats!! Nintendo!!

LOL_WUT820d ago (Edited 820d ago )

Served again? Please elaborate oh and congrats to Nintendo...

Edit: Ok but how many times have we heard from you guys claiming you won't support games that are rushed or have missing features but then go on to support Splatoon. Like I said congrats to Nintendo ;)

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory820d ago (Edited 820d ago )

Really...

http://n4g.com/news/1722497...

and if you scrolled down we see your comment
"Nintendo pretty much ruined the games chances to be successful ever since that whole 'no voice chat' fiasco. ;)

Also theres currently a demo out that can only be accessed during certain time periods which is absurd I deleted it right away."

Edit:
On and the debut sales in Japan. http://n4g.com/news/1736011...

No one there to bash the game after being served.

Theyellowflash30820d ago

But you said Nintendo ruined this game's chances of being successful because of voice-chat did you not?

Just admit you were wrong and STFU for once.

Cindy-rella820d ago (Edited 820d ago )

So the wii u went about 7 months without a proper game and the first substantial game available sold well on the console after a significant drought. About 9 million people had nothing new to play for months so this shouldnt be a shock.

I already know anything not praising Nintendo is seen as trolling or just being negative so the fanatics will be out in full force to disagree. To each his own. I don't know why anyone would support a failed console when its literally over for wii u.

Another console will be out soon to replace the wii u and nes fanatics will run out to buy it expecting a different situation. Realistically there will be bad third party support, game droughts, terrible online, silly things like missing voice chat from certain games and all sorts. this has been happening for several generations and it always turns out the same with little change

Concertoine820d ago (Edited 820d ago )

@Cindy

I agree totally, Nintendos line up this year has been sparse. But a lot of people said this game wouldnt sell because it didnt have Mario or Zelda in the title. Go through the comments in the link i listed below.

It is still important that Nintendo released a successful new IP, and it may bode well for their future game development.

Locknuts820d ago

The features aren't missing. They're right there on the disc!......you just can't access them yet.

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SilentNegotiator820d ago (Edited 820d ago )

To be fair, this game was a pack-in...it would have been embarrassing if it didn't manage a million.

Also...
https://www.youtube.com/wat...

Theyellowflash30820d ago

Splatoon wasn't a pack-in with every Wii U, only special edition Wii U's exclusive to Best Buy in North America. And the bundle didn't launch in Europe at the time the game launched. Most of the game's sales come from digital and retail, not bundle sales.

SilentNegotiator820d ago (Edited 820d ago )

"Most of the game's sales come from digital and retail, not bundle sales"

Any sources for that?

Regardless, being a pack-in is still going to get the game in thousands of more gamers' hands, whether they're interested in the game or not.

Concertoine820d ago (Edited 820d ago )

A pack in for a console that sells like crap, and only in Europe (where it sells the worst).

Whats the point in twisting this? Why cant we praise a new IP for selling, is that so hard. No one had an issue when Bloodborne hit 1m, and it was also bundled.

SilentNegotiator820d ago (Edited 820d ago )

I don't have any "issue" with it, I'm just pointing it out. No pack-in should do under a million. It should be expected.

marloc_x820d ago (Edited 820d ago )

So..

On one side of the coin it sold many copies..

..On the other it sold consoles,

What a weak trolling effort, (the video just made it saltier..lol).

SilentNegotiator820d ago (Edited 820d ago )

The silly little video "made it saltier"? How upset can one be to misinterpret that in such a way? It was a funny video that I came across a few days ago that I wanted to share in an article with fans of said game. The video is not negative in any way, shape, or form.

wonderfulmonkeyman820d ago (Edited 820d ago )

To be fair, the pack-in sales are not why it sold a million.
It would still have reached this level of sales even without the bundles.

There is no handicap.

Concertoine820d ago

Forgot to say, enjoyed the vid lol.

Theyellowflash30820d ago

It was a freaking Best Buy exclusive in North America. That is my source, are you trying to tell me that Splatoon's Best Buy exclusive bundle pushed the game to 1 million units? LOL, are you serious?

Gemmol820d ago (Edited 820d ago )

if you read the article it will tell you most of the sales came from digital and retail. The pack-in was not everywhere, so your point is wrong.

@TheYellowFlash30 I think this guy is crazy to think most of the sales came from best buy since they have the exclusive pack in

Neonridr820d ago

@Silent - I highly doubt people were rushing out to buy consoles for this game. I would say that the majority of the sales came from retail and digital stand alone.

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Concertoine820d ago (Edited 820d ago )

Alright, i called it a month ago. About a dozen comments down. Everyone there can eat crow.

http://n4g.com/news/1722497...

Realplaya820d ago

E3 everyone bashed Nintendo. Good news I hear crickets.

SilentNegotiator820d ago (Edited 820d ago )

Because people were criticizing Nintendo's E3 for being weak, especially compared to last year's.

This is an article about a game that was received well and has sold well.

See the difference?

moldybread820d ago

yet you're still downplaying the success by suggesting it only sold a million because it was a pack-in game and it would have been embarrassing if it didn't reach 1 million.

good sales for the wii u and a new ip.

SilentNegotiator820d ago (Edited 820d ago )

That isn't a criticism, let alone "downplaying"; that's just a fact.

If someone is going to start the thread with a "OMG eat teh crow" comment over a single million in sales, I'm going to point out that it did have that handicap.

Neonridr820d ago

@Silent - like Knack's sales right? ;)

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ReesesPuffs820d ago (Edited 820d ago )

It's a great game and a nice change of pace for multiplayer shooters. I've really been spoiled this summer with this, Witcher 3, and Arkham Knight. Congrats on the sales Nintendo.

TheColbertinator820d ago

I wonder if crow tastes like chicken :S

Anyway congrats to Splatoon

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