Splatoon3 Outfits
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After Splatoon 3 inked all over Japanese sales records over the weekend, it's perhaps no surprise that the success of Nintendo's squid-based shooter has caused the company's shares to surge. Bloomberg reports that Nintendo's share jumped 5.5% in Tokyo today, which means this is the biggest increase since December 2020.

Splatoon is a huge franchise in Japan, but its sales numbers have surpassed 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 out Nintendo's fortunes — "Nintendo will also sell a ton of new Switch units and online subscriptions" as a result of the shooter. That Splatoon 3 OLED also isn't half bad, is it?

This is likely very good news for Nintendo, which recently reported a decline in sales for Q1 2022/23, and that's before Pokémon Scarlet & Violet launched. We don't have figures for Splatoon 3's sales worldwide yet, however, we know that the game has topped this week's UK sales charts, so things are definitely looking good.

Let us know if you're enjoying throwing ink at your friends or painting the lobby in Splatoon 3 in the comments.

[source bloomberg.com]