Splatoon 2 was released for the Nintendo Switch last July and of all of the console’s stellar titles so far, it’s the first to sell 2 million copies in Japan.
Siliconera reported the figure, courtesy of Famitsu‘s sales tracker. Since its release on July 21, 2017 to February 11, 2018, the game has sold 2,016,182 copies, not including digital sales.
Nintendo has supported the shooter with DLC throughout the year, engaging the community with the game’s Splatfest events that determine player rankings.
The Switch’s launch title, Breath of the Wild, hasn’t sold quite so well in Japan, but has reached a milestone of its own; it’s the highest-selling Zelda game in the country since 1998’s Ocarina of Time accorsing to figures from Game Design Gazette.
Splatoon 2’s success has resulted in both a manga series and an anime spin-off, and the title even got its own themed Switch bundle.
It’s an online shooter for gamers who don’t play online shooters, and if our review isn’t enough to get you playing, amiibo aficionados might be interested in the newly announced Pearl and Marina two-pack coming later this year.
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