Splatoon 2 Sells an Estimated 1.1 Million Units First Week at Retail

Splatoon 2 Sells an Estimated 1.1 Million Units First Week at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 September 2017 / 12,449 Views

The team-based third-person shooter game from Nintendo - Splatoon 2 - sold 1,104,549 units first week at retail, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending July 22.


Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in Japan with 675,001 units sold (61%), compared to 234,795 units sold in the US (21%) and 135,355 units sold in Europe (12%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 28,268 units in the UK, 28,710 units in Germany, and 36,370 units in France.

Splatoon 2 released for the Nintendo Switch on July 21.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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roadkillers (on 09 September 2017)

1 out of every 5 Switch owners have splatoon 2

Ganoncrotch (on 09 September 2017)

This is just based on the retail after the first week, digital and the 6 weeks since launch are going to push this way up further than this ratio.

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KLAMarine (on 09 September 2017)

The squids that could.

Ganoncrotch (on 09 September 2017)

Nabbed this day one at midnight Digitally. Nintendo have really been on point with eshop releases at midnight.

AngryLittleAlchemist (on 09 September 2017)

This falls in line nicely with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Breath of the Wild. It was outsold by Breath of the Wild by 50k and by 130k for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. All things considered, this game will probably go on to be one of the best selling games in Nintendo history. 10+ mil should be easy as long as the legs are there for Japan and decent in America. I would even go as far as to say it will easily outsell Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U by lifetime sales.

AngryLittleAlchemist (on 09 September 2017)

(And if Mario Kart 8 on Switch outsell it's Wii U counterpart, it will outsell that version too).

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Ggordon (on 09 September 2017)

NICE cant wait to play it when ill get my switch

TK-Karma (on 10 September 2017)

Those are insane sales, for such a small hardware count to begin with. And to think that Splatoon has risen to the levels of Zelda etc. as a beloved IP, in just one generation! That really impresses me more than anything else about this franchise!!

Ljink96 (on 09 September 2017)

Haven't played Splatoon 1 or 2 yet. I've seen people play it like Vinesauce, Etika, etc. and it looks like something that would end what's left of my social life so I'll stay away for now.