The finals of the NPB eSports Series Splatoon 2 saw the Yokohama DeNA Bay Stars (Hyper Beam) score an upset and defeat Fukuoka Softbank Hawks (GGBOYZ) 3-1 at the Tokyo Big Sight to become champions. GGBOYZ previously won the 3rd and 4th Splatoon Koshien Tournaments and are the 2018 Splatoon 2 World Champions.
This week’s update to the official Nintendo LINE account sees mascot Kinopio-kun look at food from various Nintendo Switch games including Kirby Star Allies, Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe!
Zelda no Densetsu: Breath of the Wild (Switch) – 10,497 / 1,309,237
Notes: data thanks to Famitsu. Golden Week numbers. Super Smash Bros. has now outsold Splatoon 2 at retail in Japan, making it the best-selling Japanese Switch game! No hardware numbers yet. No new releases next week. The full Nintendo-only data is available at this link.
The results of the latest Splatoon 2 Splatfest are in with Pa League defeating Se League 2-1. Se League won the Votes 55.39% – 44.61% but lost the Normal rules 51.31% – 48.69% and the Pro rules 51.64% – 48.36%. Results announcement video added below.
Nintendo have announced another Splatfest for Splatoon 2 in Japan in conjunction with the NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball) eSports Series with the question of “Who would you support? Se League vs. Pa League”. The Splatfest kicks off on 11 May at 15:00 JST, running for a 24 hour period.
Takara Tomy Arts are reissuing the Splatoon 2 Buki Mascots in August with three buki mascots (Heavy Splatling, Splat Roller, and Splat Dualies) available in three colours. Each mascot is approximately 30mm and is chosen at random! Preorder here and use the code JPNINTENDO for $3 off. Another picture added below…