When Splatoon 2 was officially unveiled for the Nintendo Switch, safe to say that following the success of the original Splatoon, there were many gamers who were probably looking forward to the sequel. It turns out that this is pretty accurate because according to the latest numbers from Famitsu (via Gematsu), Splatoon 2 has sold exceptionally well in Japan.
Assuming the numbers are accurate, the game has managed to sell 2 million copies since its release. The game was launched on the Switch back in late July 2017, which means that it has managed to sell 2 million units within less than a space of a year. Famitsu’s latest figures also reveal that the Switch’s hardware sales in the country are sitting at around 3.76 million.
This shouldn’t be too surprising considering that Nintendo had previously announced that the Switch has actually managed to beat the Wii U’s lifetime sales within a year. That being said, Nintendo has also recently announced a Splatoon 2 Starter Edition. This will feature a copy the game, a strategy guide, and some stickers, all of which is expected to be available for purchase in March.
In the meantime note that Splatoon 2’s online multiplayer mode is still free to play, but gamers will need to subscribe to the Switch’s online service which is currently scheduled to go live in September.