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Do we expect Splatoon to be the next major Nintendo I.P.?

I bought a WiiU for this game. Got Mario kart 8 as well.

I was definitely someone that never would have bought a WiiU so I am surprised at myself and loving the game.
 

SalvaPot

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Simbabbad

Member
And honestly I can't wait considering the tremendous leap in both quality and scope from the likes of things like Pikmin 1 to Pikmin 2
There's no leap of quality between Pikmin and Pikmin 2. Plenty of people, including myself, think Pikmin is a much better game.

Anyway, after all the negativity and doom scenarios at the start of this thread, the outcome is SO... GOOD...
 
Its crow time.

Crow for people who thought it would super bomb, but the US numbers aren't necessarily great. Japan numbers are really impressive to me though!

However you slice it, pretty sure it's done well enough to warrant a sequel which is good news. I don't really think these are dancing in the street numbers though.
 
Splatoon didn't bomb but I'm not sure why people are acting like it's selling gangbusters. The game seems to be doing okay for a new IP released during a dry spell on Wii U but I want to see what kind of legs it has.
 
Splatoon didn't bomb but I'm not sure why people are acting like it's selling gangbusters. The game seems to be doing okay for a new IP released during a dry spell on Wii U but I want to see what kind of legs it has.

Its a new ip on the wiiu where at least in Japan its sold out two weeks in a row and is on its way to be one of the top selling games for the system behind only MK8, Smash Bros, and the Mario platformers. It's sales expectations are much lowers as a new ip on the wiiu, even this early its safe to say it isn't a bomb, it may no be a mega hit either that's too early to say but considering tons of people in this thread said it would mega bomb that point is squashed.
 

noshten

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Splatoon didn't bomb but I'm not sure why people are acting like it's selling gangbusters. The game seems to be doing okay for a new IP released during a dry spell on Wii U but I want to see what kind of legs it has.

It's the 4th biggest launch on the Wii U after SSB, MK8 and NSMB.
If you look at the Wii U's top 5 games currently they are all +3mill sellers.
It will probably be over +2mill seller by the end of the year and thus my prediction will have been correct.
People were saying it would sell 300-500k lifetime.
 
Splatoon didn't bomb but I'm not sure why people are acting like it's selling gangbusters. The game seems to be doing okay for a new IP released during a dry spell on Wii U but I want to see what kind of legs it has.

It's probably going to be the best selling Wii U game that doesn't feature Mario characters.

"Doing okay for a new IP" indeed.
 
Splatoon didn't bomb but I'm not sure why people are acting like it's selling gangbusters. The game seems to be doing okay for a new IP released during a dry spell on Wii U but I want to see what kind of legs it has.

Couple years ago did you think a multiplayer-focused Wii U exclusive based on a brand new unproven IP could even crack the NPD top ten?

Yeah it's not lighting the charts on fire like Witcher but it is definitely a solid foundation for a new franchise.
 
It's the 4th biggest launch on the Wii U after SSB, MK8 and NSMB.
If you look at the Wii U's top 5 games currently they are all +3mill sellers.
It will probably be over +2mill seller by the end of the year and thus my prediction will have been correct.
People were saying it would sell 300-500k lifetime.

I think that's a unrealistic number based on the pal charts and US numbers, I think a million would be more realistic.
I don't think Nintendo will push splatoon at Xmas, they basically gave up mk8 advertising one month before smash
 

KingBroly

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So, it's going to sell more than the Wii U sequel of one of the best selling Wii game (Donkey Kong Country Returns).

I'm confident but not sure that it's already done that, just based on Japanese sales alone.

I think a Spla2n is going to be where the series takes off, as long as it has a lot more launch content in it. Animal Crossing did the same thing with Wild World, really. A concept became pretty fleshed out at that point.
 

AdanVC

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So, it's going to sell more than the Wii U sequel of one of the best selling Wii game (Donkey Kong Country Returns).

That's exciting and extremely sad at the same time because DKC: Tropical Freeze is amazing and one of the best 2D platformers I've played on the last 10 years. But let's consider that by the time DKCTF came out, Amiibo didn't exist yet and Nintendo barely advertised the game. They only did a couple of commercials and a silly (but amazingly fun) Twtter takeover featuring Cranky Kong...
 

Linkhero1

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I was definitely off. I didn't see a strong marketing push from Nintendo but I can admit that I was wrong. Hopefully, it's not frontloaded and continues to perform well.
 

Jigorath

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So, it's going to sell more than the Wii U sequel of one of the best selling Wii game (Donkey Kong Country Returns).

I still can't believe Donkey Kong did that poorly.

Anyways, Splatoon's US launch was alright. I wouldn't go crazy but it's doing fine. In Japan so far it's doing really well which is a positive sign.
 

weekev

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I think that's a unrealistic number based on the pal charts and US numbers, I think a million would be more realistic.
I don't think Nintendo will push splatoon at Xmas, they basically gave up mk8 advertising one month before smash
I think you are wrong. They are making an Anime series in Japan, new challenges in August and Id expect paid dlc at around Christmas. I would not be surprised to see 2-3 million lifetime sales, game is addictive as hell and no queation on the quality and fun that make it an essential purchase for all WiiU owners.
 
Im happy to admit I thought the game would struggle to find a market. Though I will say when I saw how much it was being advertised in Japan I was swayed quite a bit. It's good to see Nintendo making new IP's but it's even better seeing one get a big push like this.
 

Atolm

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Just by looking at the advertisement it got and the size of the fanart thread it was so fucking obvious this wasn't going to be a W101-level bomba. Whoever said that was out of his mind.
 

Servbot24

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Well, I mean, they never stopped. There's already been a handful this generation alone.

Hopefully they just remember to market them properly.

I read NeoGAF every day, own every Nintendo console, and can't think of anything else since Pikmin (excluding stuff like Wii Sports and Nintendogs). If there are some awesome new IPs that I don't know about, that's such bad marketing it's almost like they're doing anti-marketing.
 
I read NeoGAF every day, own every Nintendo console, and can't think of anything else since Pikmin (excluding stuff like Wii Sports and Nintendogs). If there are some awesome new IPs that I don't know about, that's such bad marketing it's almost like they're doing anti-marketing.
Boxboy, Pushmo and Codename STEAM am sad =[

I don't intend to do list warz any further after this post.
 

kunonabi

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I read NeoGAF every day, own every Nintendo console, and can't think of anything else since Pikmin (excluding stuff like Wii Sports and Nintendogs). If there are some awesome new IPs that I don't know about, that's such bad marketing it's almost like they're doing anti-marketing.

It's more a problem with their poor localization choices and gamer's refusal to accept anything that isn't totally familiar or worthy of their hardcore gamer cred.
 
No Metroid has sold worse than Tropical Freeze. Not even Other M. That's how bad it did.

Please, continue talking out of your ass. I can't wait until Nintendo updates their million sellers list so all of the Mertroid fans who are spreading the narrative that "TROPICAL FREEZE BOMBED" will shut the fuck up. DK games also have legs, which Metroid games don't.
 
I read NeoGAF every day, own every Nintendo console, and can't think of anything else since Pikmin (excluding stuff like Wii Sports and Nintendogs). If there are some awesome new IPs that I don't know about, that's such bad marketing it's almost like they're doing anti-marketing.

If you're going back as far as Pikmin, you'd have to exclude:

- All non-EAD studios (Wonderful 101, Xenoblade, The Last Story, Pandora's Tower)
- Portable titles (Steel Diver, Codename STEAM)
- Download titles (Pushmo/Crashmo, Sakura Samurai, Harmoknight, Dillon's Rolling Western)
- Non-character based IPs (Wii Sports, Wii Music, Nintendogs, etc)

Not saying those are all major IPs, or even internally developed in some cases, but they are properties produced and owned by Nintendo that have been developed since Wii. I'm probably missing some.

Yeah, marketing is a problem. Nintendo very often doesn't seem to know who is actually buying and playing their games. A good example of that is failing almost completely to show off the multiplayer in Devil's Third.
 

fhqwhgads

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Wait, how much did TF sell anyway?

I was always under the impression it did well.
It did well, but since it wasn't a huge seller like Mario Kart or Smash, people tend to assume it didn't do well.
I'm pretty sure there was a report somewhere that said the game had sold around 700k, but that was a long while ago.
 

Nesther

Member
I'm glad the game is doing well. I play it on a regular basis, it's great for a few pick-up games every now and then. Hope to be playing it for a long time.
 

Kriken

Member
Please, continue talking out of your ass. I can't wait until Nintendo updates their million sellers list so all of the Mertroid fans who are spreading the narrative that "TROPICAL FREEZE BOMBED" will shut the fuck up. DK games also have legs, which Metroid games don't.

Tropical Freeze was about 300k by June and 450k by the end of the year, should probably be at 600k within a month or three
 
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