Splatoon Amiibo

Since release there's been a strong sense that Splatoon has been a hit launch on Wii U, and evidence is starting to support that assumption. There'd been social media chatter of stock being low in Japan, for example, and earlier this week it emerged that it'd stormed to top spot in the Japanese charts.

We now have a clearer picture of just how well the title's performed, and evidence that Nintendo will need to rapidly scramble to get more stock to stores in its homeland. Updated Media Create figures point to an astonishing sell through of over 97% of stock for the game - that's exceptionally high, and will have made it particularly tricky for fans to find physical copies.

As for the related amiibo, figures show that over 100,000 units were sold, equating to around 90% of all stock.

Nintendo is no doubt scrambling to boost stock to keep momentum going for the shooter - the software sales have evidently surprised Nintendo and retailers, as such as high percentage of sell-through isn't particularly common.

The odds of Nintendo embracing Splatoon as a new IP to join its established family of franchises continue to improve.

Thanks to Benson for the heads up.

[source neogaf.com, via nintendoeverything.com]