Splatoon has now become the UK’s fastest selling new franchise on the Wii U taking over ZomiU which has held the title since the launch of the Wii U in 2012.
Impressively the Wii U exclusive title managed to get to the UK number 2 spot just being edged out by the multiformat release Witcher 3, no small feat considering the install size of the Wii U in the UK compared to the PS4 and XBOX One.
Also it is being reported by Chart-Track that Splatoon is the Wii U’s 5th best selling physical release. No doubt this has all been helped by the huge marketing push Nintendo have put behind the game. It’s not often we see televised adds for Nintendo software in the UK and Nintendo have done a great job of getting this title in front of the general public.
Only time will tell if Splatoon will be a success long term but these early indications along with Nintendo’s promise to support the game throughout the summer (not to mention the fact we’ll almost definitely get paid DLC too) suggest that Splatoon may be making some permanent ink stains on the landscape of Nintendo.