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Splatoon 3 sales drive Nintendo shares higher

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After Splatoon 3 hit all-time Japanese sales records over the weekend, it’s perhaps no surprise that the success of Nintendo’s squid-based shooter has boosted the company’s stock. Bloomberg reports that Nintendo’s share jumped 5.5% in Tokyo today, meaning it’s the biggest increase since December 2020.

Splatoon is a huge franchise in Japan, but its sales numbers have exceeded many people’s expectations in Nintendo’s home country. But as Kantan Games analyst Serkan Toto points out, Splatoon 3 sales won’t be the only thing helping Nintendo’s fortunes – “Nintendo will also be selling a ton of new Switch units and online subscriptions” at following the shooter. This Splatoon 3 OLED isn’t half bad either, is it?

This is probably very good news for Nintendo, which recently reported a drop in sales for the first quarter of 2022/23, and this is before the launch of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. We don’t have any sales figures for Splatoon 3 worldwide yet, however, we do know that the game topped this week’s sales in the UK, so things are looking good.

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