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Splatoon sales top 1M units in less than a month

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Splatoon, the first new IP from Nintendo EAD since 2001's Pikmin, is a bona fide hit: Nintendo has now sold more than 1 million copies of the game worldwide, the company announced today.

The figure includes both physical and digital sales, and Nintendo provided the following breakdown by region in a press release: "more than 476,000 physical and digital units sold in the Americas, more than 368,000 sold in Japan, more than 230,000 sold in Europe and an additional 20,000 sold in Australia and New Zealand." The numbers come from Nintendo's internal estimates.

Nintendo launched Splatoon on Wii U worldwide at the end of May, meaning that the company sold a million copies within a month of release. Splatoon is now one of nine Wii U titles with at least 1 million units sold, a list that includes Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

"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 Reggie Fils-Aime, president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America.

For more on Splatoon, check out our review. If you're interested in jumping online like Fils-Aime, watch the tips video below.

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