The team-based third-person shooter game from Nintendo - Splatoon 2 - sold 1,104,549 units first week at retail, according to VGChartz estimates.
It wouldn't surprise me if it sold over 4 million already.
That's 30k less than what Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy sold in its first week, but Splatoon will have better sales legs
Crash is on a system with a 60 million install base. That's kind of bad attach rate wise.
Attach rates are a stupid way to look at things. Companies care about unit sales more. By your logic of attach rates Rockstar should be ashamed having 65+ million copies of GTA V sold because lets see 90+ million PS3 users, 90+ million Xbox 360 users, 65+ million PS4 users, 30+ million XB1 users and 1.2 billion PC users. So their attach rate is atrocious. They ONLY sold 65+ million copies to a possible 1.5+ billion possible gamers.
PS4 players have other games to play besides Crash...
Attach rate is a horrible way to look at things, especially for a game that released on a console that has had an almost overestimated flood of high rated games since last year. More consoles do equal more potential consumers but more games on said console equals more competition for your release to try and beat out.
Crash is also on a system with a much larger library and therefore much more competition compared to Switch. Think.
Once again, that isn't how attach rates are used, or even what it means as attach rates are not a measure of how a game sells on a individual basis. With an individual game, it's called market penetration. With that, a higher market penetration is always preferred, but publishers don't look at it from the point of view that the game only sold to a small or large percentage, they look at the raw numbers of units sold. 1 million sold to a base of 5 million or 60 million means that the game still sold 1 million copies, and they got the revenue regardless.
You do get that attach rates are not 1-1 with the install base right? Software does not scale linearly with hardware. The larger the userbase a console has, the harder it is for one game to have a huge attach ratio compared to a game on a console with a small install base. Either way nice way trying to misinterpret data to discredit a game's performance. Both games did well opening week, but Crash had better opening numbers than Splatoon 2.
He said nothing wrong or discredit, a system with 60 million owners usually have bigger sales for games...... Look at Mario kart Wii it's the best example of a game that shows everyone if Nintendo had a lot of customers they can sell more than the best 3rd party......grant theft auto 5 on ps3 and 360 with combine hardware sold 30 million under 160 million ps3 and 360 owners......wii sold 32 million Mario kart Wii under 100 million owners before it got bundle........so if Nintendo had more hardware sales, splatoon would of outsell bandicoot easily, but for how much systems is out there it did well
plus Crash is cheaper. Most fans of Crash wouldn't even think twice about scoffing at 39.99 + tax. Great value for a great series.
This is one thing people forget about Nintendo their big ips sell as well if not better than most Xbox and ps big names and most 3rd party games to. Thia is part of the reason I never see Nintendo dropping a console and going software only. Glad splatoon has sold well and it shows people want the ip to and also shows you don't need bullets to make a shooter sell to. I do hope splatoon starts the way of more new Nintendo ips with a different look about them.
Grand Theft Auto V sold a lot more than just 30 million on those 7th gen consoles. VGC has the PS3 version at 21.3 million units sold and the 360 version at 16.4 million units sold, and that doesn't even include the huge digital sales each version had on top of that. Mario Kart 8 is an exception not the rule. There's few Nintendo games on consoles that've sold over 30 million. I'm certain that if NS's userbase was bigger that Splatoon 2 would have a better opening week than Crash. I'm just pointing out what did actually happen in reality though.
Of the 12 games that have sold 30 million or more, seven of them are Nintendo titles. I understand what you are saying, but there are few games in general that have sold over 30 million or more.
did you not read, or you read one line and then respond, I said before mario kart and grand theft were bundle.......just selling retail only, mario kart had a 2 million lead with 32 million sales, and grand theft with 30 million sales.........obviously after some months and years since that day, of course it will reach 21 million on ps3, I never talk about end results
@ Gem Either way I'm not saying Nintendo titles don't sel well, especially when they've been shown to have strong sales legs. Just that not every software will scale linearly with hardware.
yeah, on hardware that has like 55 million less. So should you be pointing that out?
It sold more than that.
This is a really great game. Well deserved sales and I hope the devs keep adding more contents to the game.
"vG chartz" anyway isn't Splatoon 2 already near 1.1 million in Japan alone?
yep, the sales of this game are phenomenal world wide
It already passed it.
Would have had more if it had split screen co-op.
Might have something to do with the fact there isn't much to choose from for Switch.
The console came out in March man, stop hating
So again theres not much to play on it, your comment confirms that yet for some reason I'm "hating", how about you stop being so sensitive and defensive,
So far the Switch has BOTW, Mario Karts, Arms, Mario+Rabbids, and this game. I say that there are quite a couple of good choices in there. Oh and let ignore the fact that it sells based on the fact that maybe just maybe because it is a good game? Oh wait, only Sony games sell without any doubt or any strings attached.
Actually he @off road is right, that list of yours is absolute quality but it is pretty short. The console is fairly new and well when compared to the competition....sony not MS, the pickins are pretty slim so it can easily sell well to a console that's not overestimated. Tho I hear the game is damn awesome and I will scoop it when I get my switch this fall.
Listing 5 games doesn't actually prove him wrong.
Weird how you made it about Sony, seems you have an axe to grind, what a surprise. Listen calm down and get over it all I said was the choice at this point is limited I never spoke to the quality of the games. God you Nintendo guys are super sensitive. Actually I shouldn't say that some of the replies here have been level headed, just not yours.
Not necessarily. The original Splatoon sold well, and let's not forget that Arms didn't debut as well as Splatoon 2 did. Which, according to your theory, it should have.
No one can deny that the attach rate of Nintendo's exclusives is impressive. And multiplatform attach rate is terrible. 😆
Cause there's literally nothing else to buy. Zelda literally sold more than the console sold because it was the only game. Zelda is a masterpiece by all accounts, but the lack of games propelled the sales too.
If there is literally nothing else to buy then why do people buy the console??? Because they are buying the console Just for those games. That's the power of Nintendo exclusives.
Splatoon should have many legs as it'll have much more exposure, especially when they use it for eSports events.
Now that's impressive. Glad to be part of that milestone. Much success to Nintendo.
I skipped this one.. Ill get it soon enough though.. Hopefully with a price cut
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