It’s that time of year again. One of four magical times where Nintendo shares the financial results for the last quarter, revealing just how well their latest and biggest games have performed. Among those numbers are sales figures for Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Having been released on March 25, 2022 and the fiscal quarter ending on March 31, 2022, Kirby and the Forgotten Land has shipped 2.65 million units.
By comparison, Kirby Star Allies, which was released on March 16, 2018, sold a reported 3.15 million copies between the day it launched and June 30, 2020, as no further updates have been provided. While Kirby and the Forgotten Land didn’t outsell the earlier Switch in the quarter it released, there is plenty of opportunity for it to do so as throughout this year.
About Kirby and the Forgotten Land:
Float off on an all-new adventure as the powerful puffball, Kirby. Explore in 3D stages as you discover a mysterious world with abandoned structures from a past civilization—like a shopping mall?! Copy enemies’ abilities like the new Drill and Ranger and use them to attack, explore your surroundings, and save the kidnapped Waddle Dees from the ferocious Beast Pack alongside the mysterious Elfilin. Hope you’re hungry for an unforgettable adventure!
Get a mouthful of real-world objects for all-new, powerful transformations – Feeling hungry? Kirby can inhale real-world objects and transform using Mouthful Mode! Why get one drink from a vending machine when you can swallow the whole thing? Then, use your boxy body to shoot out cans at baddies. Consume a car to gain some wheels and slam through walls. Sit back and take it all in…literally.
Join up with a pointy partner, Bandana Waddle Dee, in co-op play – Pass a Joy-Con™ controller to a buddy to play as the spear-wielding Bandana Waddle Dee and help each other explore and battle through this colorful world. While Kirby can float and inhale enemies, Bandana Waddle Dee can spin and stab with his sturdy spear. Find friendship in this forgotten world and save the Waddle Dees!
Float over obstacles and fight through enemies on your way to each stage’s goal as you slash, poke, freeze, and hammer using Kirby’s copy abilities. The tough puff is truly put to the test in dynamic boss battles that will keep you dancing about the arena. Choose from two difficulty modes for either a light, breezy adventure or a more challenging experience.
Each themed stage you travel through will hide several friendly Waddle Dees in peril! Save them to grow the home base of your adventure, the once-deserted Waddle Dee Town. The Waddle Dees you rescue will unlock shops, leaderboards*, and the ability to evolve copy abilities to make them stronger. You’ll also be able to enjoy some of the townsfolk’s favorite games. Use compatible amiibo™ accessories** or Present Codes at Waddle Dee-liveries for useful in-game items. Track down cute collectibles to give Kirby’s house some extra charm either at the Gotcha Machine Alley or during your adventure.
The Biggest Upcoming Switch Exclusives for 2022:
- Mario Strikers: Battle League (2022) – Release Date: Jun 10, 2022
- Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes (2022) – Release Date: Jun 24, 2022
- MONSTER HUNTER RISE: SUNBREAK (2022) – Release Date: Jun 30, 2022
- LIVE A LIVE (2022) – Release Date: Jul 22, 2022
- Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (2022) – Release Date: Jul 29, 2022
- Splatoon 3 (2022) – Release Date: September 9, 2022
- Pokémon Scarlet (2022) – Release Date: Late 2022
- Pokémon Violet (2022) – Release Date: Late 2022
- Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (2022) – Release Date: 2022
- Bayonetta 3 (2022) – Release Date: 2022
- Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (2022) – Release Date: 2022