Boy, it looks like Nintendo have turned over a new leaf since E3 ended. The company has been much more open and honest about fan criticism of its new game announcements, and now they’ve remarked about how surprised they are that Splatoon did well at retail.
Don’t get the wrong idea, though. The comment shouldn’t be taken to mean that Nintendo thought that the game wasn’t good enough to be a success. No, the statement was more one of recognition that the game has done so well despite being a new and not-yet-established IP – so said Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.
Having received high recognition from our consumers for its novelty, this title’s sell-through sales reached 1 million units in less than a month from its release. We feel very grateful for this, since our view was not so optimistic prior to release, for it being a non-series title.
It may have surprised many, considering previews were unsure of how well the final game would be, but Splatoon has cemented itself as one of the Wii U’s stand-out titles, and if you’re yet to try out the colorful ink-squirting shooter, you won’t be disappointed.
Tell us, were you pleasantly surprised by how fun Splatoon turned out to be, or were you never in doubt that it would be great? Let us know in the comments section below.