Kirby and the Forgotten Land is reportedly Japan’s “greatest” Kirby release of all time

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

As highlighted in Japan’s Famitsu sales chart this week, the new Kirby game managed to take the top spot as the best-selling release of the week. It sold 380,060 copies, surpassing titles like Mario Kart 8 deluxe, Pokรฉmon Legends: Arceus and even the hit from FromSoftware elden ring.

Games Data Library has shared an extensive list of all previous Kirby launch retail sales in Japan, and it seems Kirby and the Forgotten Land has surpassed the 2008 DS title Kirby Super Star Ultra. As also mentioned in the tweet below, The Forgotten Land is the second biggest video game launch of 2022. Pokรฉmon Legends: Arceus is ahead of Kirby and in third place is Elden Ring.

If you haven’t checked out Kirby’s new game yet, there’s a free demo you can download from the Switch eShop. Also check out our Nintendo Life review. We said it was a great way to celebrate 30 years of Planet Popstars best:

Have you bought Kirby’s new adventure on the Switch yet? Leave a comment below. Kirby and the Forgotten Land is reportedly Japan’s “greatest” Kirby release of all time

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