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Splatoon 3 exceeds 3 million copies sold in its second month in Japan

The monthly market of October in Japan leaves Splatoon 3 with the best seller and exceeding 3 million copies. The new installments for the hybrid console such as Bayonetta 3 and Persona 5 Royal have not prevented this new milestone, nor has NieR: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition.

Splatoon 3 has a new milestone to celebrate in Japanthe exclusive of switches by Nintendo it exceeds 3 million copies sold in the country and is number 1 in sales this past October.

The game follows in the wake of Splatoon 2 and Splatoon, but more importantly, it continues its dominance in sales in physical format the most chilling month, according to Famitsu data.

The nintendo shooter more ‘tintastic’ arrived on Switch on September 9 and was already the best-selling and most popular of September. Now between September 26 and October 30 it has sold an additional 492,566 copies.

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Since it was put up for sale and there are records of it, Splatoon 3 has already sold more than 3.23 million games in Japan; as of October 30, so the figure could have risen.

In fact, this week the sales of games and consoles have been released in Japan where it has been possible to see that it is holding up the furor for God of War Ragnarok, Sonic Frontiers and Tactics Ogre Reborn.

If we take a look at the rest of the table, you can see a lot of premiere this past October. And not only on Switch, although in a daring and dominant way; accompanied by new ‘premieres’.

October monthly sales in Japan according to Famitsu

Debuting at #3 is Persona 5 Royal for nintendoswitchthe enhanced version of Persona 5 released in 2016 for PS3 and PS4.

It has sold only 58,000 units on the Nintendo console, although it arrived on October 21. On the other hand, there is another premiere from years ago on consoles and PC such as NieR: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition.

The Square Enix port on Switch it has sold over 48,000 copies between September 26 and October 30. After this we already have a strong premiere and a well-known studio: Bayonetta 3.

The game has debuted at number 6 with 41,285, but remember that it arrived on October 28. After these we are going to do a detailed review of other games on the table.

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A little further down the table we have FIFA 23 for PS4 that enters the list in 9th place with sales of 33,220 copies sold throughout the month; while, FIFA 23 Legacy Edition on Switch it has sold 24,430 copies.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 settles for a spot of #15 for PS4 and #21 for PS5, with combined sales of 42,000 in total (24,371 on PS4 and 17,710 on PS5).

The data from which it is made echo GamesIndustry.biz are a reflection of the total units that have shipped to stores from September 26 to October 30, 2022.

We leave you with the Top 10 best-selling games in physical format and in Japan during October 2022, courtesy of Famitsu magazine.

This month Last month Play Platform
1 1 splatoon 3 nintendoswitch
two two Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline nintendoswitch
3 New Persona 5 Royal nintendoswitch
4 New Nier: Automata – The End of Yorha Edition nintendoswitch
5 New The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II – Crimson Sin Playstation 4
6 New Bayonetta 3 nintendoswitch
7 4 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe nintendoswitch
8 New VaLkyrie Elysium Playstation 4
9 New FIFA 23 Playstation 4
10 6 Minecraft: Switch Edition nintendoswitch

As so many other times it happens in Japan, Nintendo Switch has been the best-selling console October. The hybrid has represented 74.7% of the market and 1.3 million games distributed.

PlayStation was boosted by the launch of FIFA and Call of Dutythis time representing 9.6% of physical sales compared to 3% in September.

Although the protagonist is still Splatoon 3 with its already more than 3 million copies sold In these two months of launch, do you expect to see a change in December?


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