Splatoon 3 has been out for only two weeks and it’s already one of the best-selling games on the Switch, which includes becoming one of the top streamed games in China, even though it hasn’t even been officially released in the country.
Video game analyst Daniel Ahmad has reported that according to the Niko Partners China Games Live Streaming Tracker, Splatoon 3 made up 46% of all console games streamed across DouYu, Huya and Bilibili. He also says that 72% of all donations to steams went to those painting the town yellow in Splatoon 3.
What’s even more impressive of 72% of all tips (donations) to streamers that broadcast console games last week went to those that streamed Splatoon 3.
Splatoon 3 is the first title in the series to include a Simplified Chinese localization.
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) September 22, 2022
Since its release on September 9th, Splatoon 3 has become one of the most popular games on the Nintendo Switch. It has sold half a million units in Japan and currently holds the record for the fasting selling game in the country. It has also been the top-selling game in the UK for two weeks straight since launch, the first time the series has topped the charts in Britain.
Splatoon 3 has sold so well that Nintendo shares have gone up by 5.5% in Tokyo.
It was never a surprise that the Squid/kid shooter would sell well considering the immense popularity of the previous two games (especially with the first one being on Wii U) but I’m not sure anyone could predict just how well this latest title would do.
Splatoon 3 is now available for the Nintendo Switch.