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Will Splatoon 3 sell well?

Frenetar

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There's already a Splatoon on the Switch. How many people would be willing to give it another go?
 

Cephalobro

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It depends on whether there's a new easily accessible mode from release. Salmon Run proved to be a great addition to Splatoon 2 since it gave a major difference between it and the first game. While Splatoon 3 has shown Salmon Run, it has yet to show any new mode with enough differences from Splatoon 2.

All of the previous game's weapons are confirmed to return, so there's that going for it. Honestly, it just needs to keep the veterans coming back for it to achieve a good sales level, because people who haven't played it yet will almost certainly get Splatoon 3 to see what it's all about.
 

Frenetar

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It depends on whether there's a new easily accessible mode from release. Salmon Run proved to be a great addition to Splatoon 2 since it gave a major difference between it and the first game. While Splatoon 3 has shown Salmon Run, it has yet to show any new mode with enough differences from Splatoon 2.

All of the previous game's weapons are confirmed to return, so there's that going for it. Honestly, it just needs to keep the veterans coming back for it to achieve a good sales level, because people who haven't played it yet will almost certainly get Splatoon 3 to see what it's all about.
Splatoon 2 had the advantage of being on the Switch in first the place though, contrary to a console that barely anyone bought, so I don't think the addition of Salmon run really impacted a whole lot. Heck, Mario Kart 8 deluxe isn't even a new game and it's the best-selling one on the Switch. Hopefully 3 can entice the veterans.
 

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe fixed the otherwise annoying Battle Mode from the original Mario Kart 8, it thus became new enough to get the sales.
 

Frenetar

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe fixed the otherwise annoying Battle Mode from the original Mario Kart 8, it thus became new enough to get the sales.
I think it's more likely the Switch just has a bigger pool of people completely new to the game. 107 million vs 13 million units.
 

gelatinoushare

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Splatoon 3 will definetly sell well within the current fanbase, however for it to sell anymore than what will probably be half of Splatoon 2 sales numbers it needs to capture a new audience, either by a better advertising campaign or an entirely new subset of modes or ways to play, maybe both.
 

The Salamander King

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Splatoon is basically a major religion in Japan. However many copies you think it will sell, it will be bigger than that.
 

IkImweird

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I think it will sell well to veterans due to fact we have been waiting for a new splatoon game for 5 years
 

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