Nintendo’s beloved pink ball made his jump to Nintendo Switch in Kirby Star Allies, and the results have been impressive. Despite somewhat mixed reviews, Star Allies had a dominant launch in Japan, selling better than any Kirby game in the last decade. Thanks to the latest data from the NPD Group, we now know that success is a global phenomenon.

According to NPD sales data from March (tracking sales in the United States),
Star Allies is the fast-selling Kirby game in the history of the franchise, and it’s not even close. The previous champ was 2002’s Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland, but Star Allies outsold it by a whopping 90% in its first month, nearly doubling the franchise sales record.

The NPD Group did not provide exact sales numbers, but we know that it opened with 222,000 copies sold in just its first three days in Japan. That total has since climbed well over 400,000 units sold.

Source: Venture Beat

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