Nintendo247 author writes: Believe it or not, but Splatoon has just knocked Dragon Quest X out and has claimed the #1 spot for the most downloaded title of all time on the Nintendo eShop in Japan.
Im surprised this sold more than Dragon Quest, especially in Japan.
Dragon Quest X was an MMO which don't particularly sell as well as traditional RPGs
Yet, still it was the #1 eShop title. I think that was the point.
Dragon Quest X would've sold more if it were a traditional RPG like its predecessors
Well, DqX is on PC and wii. So its sales were split. The PC market in Japan is really expanding. For example FF14s latest installment has sold far more on PC than ps4.
indeed it is.
I love when a new Nintendo IP does well.
I don't see why. It's a shooter and the Japanese historically do not enjoy them as much. Plus, it's only a decent game, nothing groundbreaking. I'm glad Nintendo is doing well so maybe we will get more, better new IPs, but this is still very weird. In fact, its general success is confusing, not just in Japan. There's more buzz for it than the new Zelda Wii U (though probably because it wasn't at E3). It certainly isn't for me so it's hard to understand the draw, but either way its good. Maybe it will get a sequel and a 3DS version. Anybody know if it has voice chat yet?
No voice chat...doesn't need it. Also it's a fantastic game that is quirky and fun and while it's true they typically don't buy shooters as much as we do it is true they like quirky and fun things. It brings a fresh breath to a tried genre and is a lot better call of duty.
It does not. And it absolutely DOES need it.
Tell that to all the people that pull successive wins off. This isn't a game that needs VC for coordination. Just knowledge of what role you should play with your chosen weapon, skill, and common sense.
Haha you suck! Voice chat would get you so played. We would beat you in ranked battles in 30 seconds. I've seen so many strategies in just a few maps. Seriously there is no where to hide. You can try and snipe but it won't work for long... seriously if you can't see how this game is great then you are casual. Finally playing the single player game... awesome stuff. This is the most hardcover game I've seen. No aim assistance ethier. No quick scoping... This game is pure gold. Best nintendo system ever. Welcome to shooters, real shooters!
Considering its on the Wii U; makes it an even bigger accomplishment. It shows that fans want Nintendo to step out of their comfort zone. Develop some actual sports titles (non Mario - like NBA courtside, and Ken Griffy Jr. Baseball), and have other developers help them create more story-driven software with their own IPS (like Platinum with Star Fox).
Splatoon is one of the highest selling games in Japan over the last 2 years. It really is a hit
I just want to know if this game dramatically increased worldwide Wii U sales like Mario Kart 8 did.
According to the numbers that were released last week, abscolutely not. The PS4 sold more units in May than the WiiU and XBox One together.
Splatoon released at the very end of May so that's not an accurate way to see if it dramatically increased worldwide Wii U numbers
And to think they never had any confidence on the game selling at all.
Nintendo Power! Lol
Say what you will about Nintendo consoles, but they are knocking everything else out of the park. The new Fire Emblem? 350K sold week one in Japan. Higher than any other in the series.
"How many of those PS4 games are made by Sony? 2?" Bayoneet 2 not made by Nintendo, Super Smash Wii U not made by Nintendo. The only 90+ Wii U game made by Nintendo is Super Mario 3D World. Not bad.
Lets put aside the fact that you are literally taking quotes across articles. Sad. Smash Bros was made by a Nintendo team and Namco. Nice try though. Nintendo was also very very involved with Bayonetta 2.
"Smash Bros was made by a Nintendo team and Namco. Nice try though. " "Nintendo was also very very involved with Bayonetta 2." keep believing in that buddy. Then SCE Studio Japan was very involved with Bloodborne.
Except they were not involved in the development. There is a major difference
Yes they were and that is why it is called Casualborne by the souls community.
Selling 100k copies is nothing to really brag about. The japanese are all derped in the head anyways, considering their main gaming market is mobile. So yeah, grats on probably selling a quarter of what is needed to break even.
Try 300k and yes, it is something to brag about. " The japanese are all derped in the head anyways" What are you even trying to say? This is so insulting and insane. "grats on probably selling a quarter of what is needed to break even." Based on your prior comment I am certain you have no clue about anything related to the games industry.
"Say what you will about Nintendo consoles, but they are knocking everything else out of the park." Sure they are. The weakest hardware, the worst third party support, the worst online infrastructure. But hey, it has few great exclusives not made by Nintendo.
^ You try to hard. Just stop. Go outside, get some fresh air. DS is one of the best systems ever with one of the best libraries of games. The system is weak as hell. When hardware determines a games quality, get back to me. Worst third party support, but best overall exclusives.
Will sell even more in August once they release partymatchmaking.
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