Splatoon continues to sell strongly in Japan with 90 percent sell-through

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Splatoon‘s launch continues to be a resounding success for Nintendo in Japan.

After selling 144,818 copies within its first four days on sale, Media Create reported that it achieved a 97.33 percent sell-through. Now, with Nintendo rushing to restock retailers, this past week saw that sell-through ratio remain over 90 percent, with another 68,913 copies sold.

That allowed it to remain at the top of the weekly software sales chart, beating out its nearest competition in Spike Chunsoft’s Shiren the Wanderer 5 Plus which only sold 16,224 copies.

Wii U remained at the top of the hardware sales chart too, shifting 21,169 units which was an increase in comparison to last week.

Software Sales (with lifetime sales bracketed)

1. [Wii U] Splatoon, Nintendo – 68,913 (213,731)
2. [PSV] Shiren the Wanderer 5 Plus, Spike Chunsoft – 16,224 (New)
3. [PS4] Natsuiro High School: Seishun Hakusho, D3 Publisher – 13,868 (New)
4. [3DS] Stella Glow, SEGA – 13,332 (New)
5. [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Spike Chunsoft – 13,272 (103,111)
6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8, Nintendo – 12,884 (1,019,603)
7. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition, SCE – 10,708 (190,332)
8. [3DS] Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland, Gust – 8,352 (New)
9. [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX, SEGA – 6,867 (48,309)
10. [PS3] Natsuiro High School: Seishun Hakusho, D3 Publisher – 6,772 (New)
11. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, GungHo Online Entertainment – 5,950 (258,429)
12. [3DS] Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code, Nintendo – 5,495 (146,303)
13. [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Grand Siege on Kurosensei, Bandai Namco – 5,255 (80,497)
14. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire, Nintendo – 4,119 (2,635,190)
15. [3DS] Pokemon Omega X / Y, Nintendo – 3,200 (4,193,081)
16. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo – 3,089 (2,240,533)
17. [PS4] Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Bethesda Softworks – 2,727 (New)
18. [PSV] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence with Power-Up Kit, Koei Tecmo – 2,623 (8,982)
19. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Nintendo – 2,519 (3,980,295)
20. [Wii U] Mario Party 10, Nintendo – 2,437 (148,727)

Hardware Sales (with last week’s sales bracketed)
1. Wii U – 21,169 (17,313)
2. PlayStation 4 – 11,763 (12,272)
3. PlayStation Vita – 10,829 (12,517)
4. New 3DS LL – 10,677 (11,170)
5. New 3DS – 4,086 (4,129)
6. PlayStation 3 – 2,716 (3,069)
7. 3DS – 2,089 (1,418)
8. 3DS LL – 1,039 (919)
9. PlayStation Vita TV – 610 (529)
10. Xbox One – 219 (522)


[Thanks Gematsu and Perfectly Nintendo]

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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