Nintendo said domestic sales of Splatoon 3 hit a record in the first three days of the game being on sale. Splatoon 3 proved to be a hit in Japan, helping keep momentum for Nintendo’s aging Switch console.
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Nintendo shares rose 5% on Tuesday after the Japanese gaming giant said its new title surpassed a domestic sales record.
The company said sales of Splatoon 3 in Japan surpassed 3.45 million units — a domestic record for any Nintendo Switch software within the first three days of sales.
Launched on Sept. 9, the action-shooting game was one of the highly anticipated titles in Nintendo’s line-up this year.
The title’s success eased fears about an industry slowdown after a pandemic-fueled boom that saw people spend more time at home playing games. Investors are also concerned about the impact of a potential recession on the video