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How Many Units Could The Kirby and the Forgotten Land Sell?

Nintendo stealth dropped another trailer for Kirby and the Forgotten Land and it’s looking pretty dang sweet. Built on what we believe is the Super Mario Odyssey engine, the new Kirby is taking the franchise to new places, and is adding a few nice twists in to keep the gameplay accessible for all ages, most notably a central town area that you can explore, expand, and more. But with all the hype around this release, could it top the current best selling Kirby game at roughly 5.5 million units? We believe it could sell more.


The last premium Kirby experience on the Nintendo Switch was Kirby Star Allies, and that one is currently sitting around 3.5 million units, or roughly 4% (ish) attachment rate for current Nintendo Switch owners. Based on what we have seen so far, I believe that Kirby and the Forgotten Land will not only dwarf the 3.5 million units sold of Kirby Star Allies, but will demolish the the current best selling Kirby game as well, which was on the GameBoy, Kirby’s Dream Land.

I’ll go a step further – I think Kirby and the Forgotten Land will sell double, if not more, than the current sales champion, Kirby’s Dream Land. And, I wouldn’t be shocked to see it do even better than that. Could it reach 15 million units sold lifetime? Likely, especially if it mirrors the look and feel of Super Mario Odyssey, one of the best selling and most loved games currently available on the Nintendo Switch.

What will drive the success of this title is not the name, as Kirby is still one of Nintendo’s lesser played franchises. It’s going to be the look of the game, the chance to explore another Nintendo World in 3D, and more. Kirby is going to land in brand new homes across the world on March 25th when it launches, and we are here for it.


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blank Adam Roffel has only been writing about video games for a short time, but has honed his skills completing a Master's Degree. He loves Nintendo, and almost anything they have released...even Tomodachi Life.

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