Splatoon Outsells Smash Bros. Wii U In The First 14 Weeks Of Sales In Japan

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Splatoon has been a runaway success for Nintendo. The popular online shooter for Wii U continues to impress with its constant updates and consistent sales at retail. The game is doing so well in fact that it has sold more copies in Japan in its first 14 weeks than Super Smash Bros. Wii U did in the same time-frame. Pretty impressive numbers if you ask us.

Keep it up Nintendo. What do you guys think?

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SPLATOON – ‘TRY FOR FREE’ TRAILER

If you have yet to test fire Splatoon Nintendo is going to give you another shot soon. Check out the trailer above and make sure you download the Splatoon test fire app on Wii U to play this popular game. Splatoon has been a surprise hit for Nintendo already shifting over 1.5 million units to date and they are looking to capitalize on the titles online success by giving players a chance to see what they’re missing.

Check out the “try for free” Splatoon trailer and let us know if you plan on downloading.

SPLATOON – ‘STAY FRESH’ TRAILER

Nintendo has released an all new trailer for their smash hit Splatoon so be sure to check it out above. Splatoon has been a runaway success for Nintendo and the title continues to impress at retail. The game has already shifted well over 1.6 million units and has become quite the story for Nintendo.

Check out the “stay fresh” trailer and let us know what you think.

Splatoon Sells 85,000 Units In The US During July

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Splatoon, Nintendo’s newest IP, has seen some great success and the title sold 85,000 in the US during July. The ink based shooter has already shifter well over 1.5 million units thus far and will only improve as the year goes on. Nintendo has to be overwhelmingly pleased with these numbers and may have another hit franchise on their hands.

Congrats Nintendo.

Patch Notes For Splatoon Update On August 5th Arrive

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On August 5th Splatoon will be getting a huge update which brings a large amount of fresh new content to the popular shooter. As you can see from the patch notes below, there’s a comprehensive amount of changes including Squad Battle and Private Battle matchmaking options. Check out the full details below and get ready for this new download this week:

Squad Battle

Private Battle

Level Changes
– Level cap has been increased to LV50.
— At LV20, when you enter the lobby and listen to the explanation, your level cap will be increased.

Ranked Battle Changes
– S and S+ ranks have been added.
— you can only progress in S and S+ rank in Ranked Battle (not Squad Battles).
— you will not gain or lose rank points contributing towards S and S+ in Squad Battles.
– Adjusted win/loss point calculations in Ranked Battle.
– If your rank changes while playing in Ranked Battle, you will automatically be returned to the lobby.

New Gear
– New gear has been added, and will randomly appear for purchase in shops.

New BGM
– New BGM has been added, and will be added to the random battle BGM rotation.

Splatfest changes
– At the conclusion of Splatfest, the win percentage contribution multiplier has been changed from 2x to 4x.

Stage updates
– Urchin Underpass: Significantly modified the layout in all modes.
– Saltspray Rig: Modified the layout in Tower Control.
– Arowana Mall: Modified the layout in Splat Zones.
– Kelp Dome: Modified the layout in Splat Zones and Tower Control.
– Moray Towers: Modified the layout in Splat Zones and Tower Control.

Special Weapon updates
– Inkzooka: Increased the points required to fill the gauge from 180p to 220p.
– Echolocator: Increased the points required to fill the gauge from 180p to 200p.
– Killer Wail: Decreased the points required to fill the gauge from 180p to 160p.
?Numbers reflect rates before Special Charge Up is applied.

Subweapon updates
– Splash Wall: Corrected the amount of damage bombs would deal to the Splash Wall in rare cases.

Gear updates
– Tenacity: if a match starts with one team already having a fewer number of players, the special gauge now fills up when the match actually begins instead of beforehand.
– Special Charge Up: normalized the amount of special you get based on the amount of turf painted if you have a lot of Special Charge Up equipped, so painting large areas now gives you much more meter than before.

Battle SFX updates
– Made it easier to tell what direction an Inkstrike is coming from.
– Made it easier to hear SFX from certain long-range attacks.

Etc.
– Other quality of life updates.

Nintendo Announces New Splatfest Details For Splatoon

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Nintendo of America has officially confirmed new details regarding the next Splatfest for their highly popular title Splatoon. The news was shared via their Twitter account and will pit Marshmallows against Hot Dogs. The Splatfest takes place on August 7th through till August 8th.

Awesome stuff indeed. Which side will you choose?

Splatoon Sales Update; 1 Million Sold

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This just in, Nintendo has announced that its all new IP, Splatoon, has sold over 1 million copies worldwide. This is a combination of digital and physical sales for the title. Nintendo has to be thrilled with this number as it is a brand new franchise for them and the game has only been out for a month. Here is what Reggie Fils-Aime had to say regarding the title:

“Ever since Splatoon launched on May 29 in the United States, we’ve seen thousands of people go online to have fun in this colorful, chaotic competition,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “This milestone puts us in a nice position as we prepare to launch 11 more exclusive Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games before the end of the year, plus amiibo, digital offerings and games from our third-party partners.”

Impressive numbers Nintendo. Let’s see how this one does over the summer.