Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Atheerios, Jan 10, 2018.
I mean I see Switch out in the wild here in the US, so they will be visible in Japan too.
What are the chances they hit 3 million before the content feed stops.
Used market and low install base are not going to result in strong legs for many releases, only Nier has really bucked the trend as an exemplary standout but its still sold less than either FFXV or DQXI.
So basically Splatoon 3 confirmed.
So how about that Splatoon 2 being the first home console software in Japan to reach 2 million sold in years?
I don’t understand the argument that Switch is a handheld in this context. The point is this game, which retails for the same price as other standard consoles, sold 2 million. Comparing to the 3DS is ludacrious because of the price difference per unit.
I still remember the days when the Switch was "too big and too expensive to be considered a handheld and will not be attractive in Japan".
And Splatoon 2 will continue to sell over time. Don't forget the game is not even 1 year old. 3 million would not surprise me.
They said 1 year of content support but it would not surprise me if they at the very
least extend Splatfests.
It's actually rather sad how dead the console market is over there that a 2 million sale milestone is noteworthy to begin with now don't get me wrong congratulations of Splatoon 2 for making it happen but this just further highlights how the Japanese Market went in the complete opposite direction that the US took.
Is the Switch the beginning of a renaissance of console gaming in Japan?
Said it before and I’ll say it again.
Splatoon 2 was GOTY 2017. Just an incredible experience from top to bottom, especially since that major update.
I mean, it was obviously too “similar” to Splatoon 1 to be officially considered, but in and of itself, Splatoon 2 is simply the best and most fun video game experience from last year.
Actually that's awesome thank you for proving me wrong in that.
Splatoon 3... the INKening.
Maybe I should get Splatoon 2... I loved the original game on Wii U, but I felt like Splatoon 2 came out too soon? At least that's what I thought at the time.
When I was in Japan last summer, advertisements for the game were everywhere.
That's great, absolutely loving this game. Never been a player of online shooters are competitive games at all, but the art and fun of this game got me entirely hooked.
There is no doubt that portability is helping and will continue to help the switch but it's clear that splatoon is just an appealing franchise in Japan. To almost sell 2 million on the wii U of all consoles is just mind boggling.
The Nintendo 3DS is different and I prefer its form factor and dual screens and I honestly hope they are planning a successor for it, but I can understand if they don't.
Idk if Pokemon can top it
Splatoon 3 isn't coming any time soon. Nintendo is a big fan of giving their marquis multiplayer titles (Mario Kart, Smash) a lot of space.
And Salmon Run is amazing believe me, it looks silly in videos but if you play it yourself you're hooked fast.
MHW is entering a very different market on a console that has had every grace from third parties thrown its way, and Capcom has set fire to the portable bridge even if they intend to eventually try to use it.
Either way, 2mil is extremely unlikely. There's simply a realistic unfeasibility that comes from the small install base.
Nintendo and Splatoon haters stopping by in this thread on their way home from a long day in the salt mines.
Handhelds don't just inherently sell better by virtue of being a portable, the portable nature in and of itself is obviously a huge boon no doubt but the main attraction has always been the software, or rather the types of software portable devices generally find themselves engulfed in, in particular the depth, breadth and variety of titles which lend themselves to the more cheaper development costs of portables as well as the lower prices of said devices which always made them more appealing to children and parents.
The switch being a hybrid is the selling point but that doesn't necessarily mean it inherits all the goodwill and benefits of Nintendo handhelds of yesterday, at least not at its current price and formfactor. The switch in its current state hasn't absorbed the 3DS audience, not until Pokémon releases at least. The Switch for lack of better words still carries all the burdens of a home console and so saying it'll obviously sell well because it's portable is selling it short.
Glad to see this happen to be honest. Not into Splatoon, but happy to see a home console game selling so well in Japan. I can only imagine Pokemon will be the first game to dethrone it in a significant manner. The Switch library is going to be amazing by the time I can pick one up
Man, I would be so in for a Splatoon spin-off.
Have AlphaDream cool it with Mario RPGs, and let them actually be creative again with a new setting, or something like that.