Kirby And The Forgotten Land Is Apparently Japan’s “Biggest” Kirby Launch Ever

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Earlier this week, we found out Kirby and the Forgotten Land had become the biggest Kirby launch ever in the UK. Now, in related news – the game has been crowned the “biggest” Kirby launch in Japan.

As highlighted in Japan’s Famitsu sales charts this week, the new Kirby game managed to take out the top spot as the best-selling release of the week. It’s sold 380,060 copies – outperforming titles like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Pokรฉmon Legends: Arceus and even FromSoftware’s hit Elden Ring.

Games Data Library has shared an extensive list of all the previous Kirby retail launch sales in Japan, and apparently, Kirby and the Forgotten Land has placed ahead of the 2008 DS title Kirby Super Star Ultra. As also noted in the tweet below, the Forgotten Land is 2022’s second-biggest video game launch of the year. Pokรฉmon Legends: Arceus is in front of Kirby, and in third place is Elden Ring.

If you’ve not taken a look at Kirby’s new game yet, there’s a free demo you can download from the Switch eShop. Be sure to check out our Nintendo Life review, too. We said it was a grand way to celebrate 30 years of Planet Popstar’s finest:

Have you purchased Kirby’s new adventure on the Switch yet? Leave a comment down below.

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