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Nintendo has racked up more than 1.62M copies of Splatoon sold

More than 1.62 million copies of Splatoon have been sold

By: Michael Hatamoto from Jul 29, 2015 @ 20:30 CDT

Nintendo is enjoying great success with Splatoon, as the game has topped 1.62 million units sold - and helped drive Nintendo's revenue. The company is continually adding new content, and is enjoying a successful sales and marketing campaign focused on the family-friendly game.

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"With respect to Wii U, Splatoon, which was released globally in May and gathered attention, marked 1.62 million units in sales and contributed to vitalizing the Wii U platform," according to a Nintendo report. "By maintaining the attention level of Splatoon, which enjoyed a good start, we will strive to further enhance the sales toward the year-end sales season."

The Christmas holiday shopping season is a major time for gaming hardware and software, so Nintendo hopes Splatoon will help convince consumers to pick up a Wii U.

In late June, Nintendo announced Splatoon topped 1 million copies sold - an impressive growth rate considering it was only released on May 28.

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