Splatoon Surpasses One Million Copies Sold Worldwide

Nintendo’s third-person shooter title Splatoon has sold more than one million copies worldwide, the company has announced today.

According to Nintendo’s sales figures, Splatoon performed best in South and North America with a combined total of 476,000 physical and digital copies being sold.

Elsewhere in the world, the title sold more than 368,000 units in Japan, more than 230,000 in Europe and 20,000 in Australia and New Zealand.

“Ever since Splatoon launched on May 29 in the United States, we’ve seen thousands of people go online to have fun in this colorful, chaotic competition,” says Reggie Fils-Aime, chief operating officer and president of Nintendo of America.

“This milestone puts us in a nice position as we prepare to launch 11 more exclusive Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games before the end of the year, plus amiibo, digital offerings and games from our third-party partners.”

Hardcore Gamer’s review for Splatoon proposed that the title “might just be [the] Wii U’s long-awaited killer app,” with its replay value being a fundamental factor for keeping the experience fresh even though there is a lack of content.