The releases of Dragon Quest 11 and Splatoon 2 have contributed a large amount of Nintendo 3DS and Switch sales since their release, according to a new statement released by Nintendo today. In the past week Nintendo has sold 142,600 3DS units, and the Switch reached 1.2 million units sold since launch last week.
Dragon Quest 11 is the most recent Dragon Quest game to be released, and it’s a multi-platform title, being available both for the Playstation 4 and the Nintendo 3DS. The game’s contribution to 3DS and Switch sales bring the count of Nintendo 3DS units in Japan alone up to 23 million, to say nothing of the millions of others across the world.
Splatoon 2 has also helped the Nintendo Switch to be able to shift some more units. The original Splatoon was one of the best-selling games on the Wii U (though that’s not saying much), selling over 4.8 million copies by March of this year. Splatoon 2 appears to be following in its footsteps, being the third-best launch on the Switch and selling 670,955 units in Japan alone.
The game sold even better than the original Splatoon, 59% better in its first week, to be exact. With the addition of multiple weapons and maps, a new and improved single-player campaign, and even more content than the original game, Splatoon 2 promises to be a game that will last the run of the Switch if Nintendo supports it properly.
Dragon Quest 11 is currently only available in Japan for the Playstation 4 and Nintendo 3DS, but a Switch port is planned in the future and sometime in 2018 we’ll also be getting an international release, both of which will contribute even more to 3DS and Switch sales.
While if you live outside of Japan you won’t be able to pick up Dragon Quest 11 just yet, you can still go out and buy Splatoon 2 for the Nintendo Switch, since it’s available now.