It appears Nintendo has hit yet another home run on the Switch, as the NPD Group reports that Kirby Star Allies is setting sales records for the franchise. According to the March sales records, Kirby Star Allies had the strongest debut month of any game in the Kirby series, beating out the previous record holder, Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland for the Game Boy Advance, by 90 percent. Nightmare in Dreamland, released in 2002, held the record for 16 years.
Kirby Star Allies debuted as the 4th best selling game in the month of March, coming in behind two big releases in Far Cry 5 and Sea of Thieves as well as MLB 18: The Show. While things have been fairly quiet on the news front for Nintendo since the March Direct that ended with a Super Smash Bros. for Switch reveal, Nintendo has still managed to have a couple highlights including the success of Star Allies as well as the recent release of the first Labo kits.
With Star Allies starting off strong with a sales record for the series Nintendo continues to prove that the Switch’s popularity hasn’t faded, and with E3 on the horizon many are hopeful for some blockbuster announcements. What do you think we’ll see at E3? What series to you want to see earn some success on the Switch platform? Let us know!
Chris started loving video games at a young age, playing Super Mario World and Star Fox on his parents’ SNES. Although Nintendo (the Switch in particular these days) is still front and center for him, he also spends a fair amount of time on his PS4 and PC. He is also a huge fan of the Fire Emblem and Star Fox franchises. Chris enjoys watching basketball as well and is a huge fan of the Portland Trail Blazers.
Plays: Switch, PS4, PC.