Train2Game News Splatoon hits huge milestone

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Nintendo has hauled up its nets, tallied its catch and crossed another milestone.

Sales of Splatoon, the new squid-based game for Nintendo’s Wii U home console, have crossed 1 million worldwide, according to Nintendo’s internal figures. That figure includes 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.

“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 Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “This milestone puts us in a nice position as we prepare to launch 11 more exclusive Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games before the end of the year, plus amiibo, digital offerings and games from our third-party partners.”

Splatoon multiplayer pits teams of four online players against one another as they try to splatter a majority of the playing area with their team’s colorful ink. Players can transform into squids and swim through pools of their own ink to move faster or maneuver up walls to access hard-to-reach areas.

For more information about Splatoon, visit http://splatoon.nintendo.com.

Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 08.06.15

the-witcher-3-logoThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has kept it’s firm grasp on the number one spot in the charts this week with Splatoon dropping down to number four. The only new entry in the charts this week is Steins;Gate for PS3 and Vita.

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Week ending 6 June 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT 1
2 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 3
3 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 4
4 SPLATOON NINTENDO 2
5 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE EA GAMES 6
6 PROJECT CARS BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT 7
7 FARMING SIMULATOR 15 FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE 5
8 DESTINY ACTIVISION 8
9 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 10
10 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 15
11 DYING LIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 11
12 MORTAL KOMBAT X WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 9
13 WOLFENSTEIN: THE OLD BLOOD BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 12
14 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 13
15 FAR CRY 4 UBISOFT 14
16 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 16
17 WWE 2K15 2K SPORTS 17
18 STEINS;GATE PQUBE
19 HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION MICROSOFT 19
20 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 19
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Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2015 UKIE Ltd

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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 01.06.15

the-witcher-3-logoThe third instalment of The Witcher has kept hold of the number one spot this week in the charts and Nintendo has had their most succesful Wii U new IP with Splatoon at number two.

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Week ending 30 May 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT 1
2 SPLATOON NINTENDO
3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 3
4 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 4
5 FARMING SIMULATOR 15 FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE 2
6 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE EA GAMES 7
7 PROJECT CARS BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT 5
8 DESTINY ACTIVISION 10
9 MORTAL KOMBAT X WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 8
10 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 13
11 DYING LIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
12 WOLFENSTEIN: THE OLD BLOOD BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 6
13 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 14
14 FAR CRY 4 UBISOFT 18
15 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 9
16 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 17
17 WWE 2K15 2K SPORTS 16
18 BLOODBORNE SONY COMPUTER ENT. 11
19 LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
20 SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM SKYLANDERS 13
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Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2015 UKIE Ltd

These charts cannot be reproduced either in print or online without obtaining permission from Ukie. If you wish to reproduce the charts in print or online, please contact david.smith@ukie.org.uk for the appropriate license.