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Kirby and the Forgotten Land has series’ best debut ever in Japan

Posted on March 31, 2022 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

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Famitsu sales data was reported earlier this week, revealing that Kirby and the Forgotten Land released in Japan with nearly 400,000 physical copies sold. As it turns out, that’s the series’ best debut ever.

The next closest game, Kirby Super Star Ultra, sold 260,867 units in its first week. For another title comparison, Kirby Star Allies moved 223,811 copies. Kirby and the Forgotten Land holds the strongest lead by far at 380,060 units, and that’s without counting digital sales.

Here’s the full listing of Kirby debuts in Japan based on information provided by Game Data Library:

Kirby and the Forgotten Land – 380,060
Kirby Super Star Ultra – 260,867
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards – 245,508
Kirby Triple Deluxe – 225,448
Kirby Star Allies – 223,811
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land – 189,843
Kirby and the Amazing Mirror – 176,225
Kirby: Planet Robobot – 153,878
Kirby Squeak Squad – 151,147
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land – 144,121
Kirby Super Star – 141,621
Kirby’s Epic Yarn – 109,253
Kirby Canvas Curse – 72,102
Kirby Mass Attack – 70,675
Kirby & the Rainbow Curse – 33,334
Kirby’s Dream Land 2 – 69,518
Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn – 9,456

Japan is the only region with concrete sales data for Kirby and the Forgotten Land thus far. However, we did hear a few days ago that the game had the franchise’s biggest launch ever in the UK.

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