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Kirby: Planet Robobot Tops Japanese Charts

by Louisa Bhairam

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Kirby: Planet Robobot has debuted to fantastic sales, topping the Japanese charts after being released there on April 28th.

The latest installment in the Kirby series sold over 140,000 in the first few days, and has still yet to be released in the West. The original Kirby’s Dream Land on Game Boy sold 100,000 units in its first week and went on to sell over 5 million worldwide.

Kirby: Planet Robobot sees the return of Nintendo’s pink-faced creature, this time using mecha features alongside Kirby’s trademark copy abilities, to see new chaos brought to the well-known and popular series. Reviews have so far been positive, with players praising the game for its level design, vibrant colors and mini-games feature. The game also supports the use of Amiibo, allowing Kirby to change his look or copy ability depending on which Amiibo is used.

The game will release to the US and the rest of the world on June 10th, and is the first title in the Kirby series since Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, which was released on the Wii U in 2015 and had amassed sales of 500,000 copies as of April 2016.

Kirby remains one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises, enjoying success across all platforms both on his own and as part of other Nintendo titles such as Super Smash Bros and Nintendo NES Remix.

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