‘Super Bomberman R’ Sells Like Hotcakes in Japan

By Ben Lindon , Updated Mar 15, 2017 11:18 PM EDT

"Super Bomberman R" is selling more than expected in Japan. Sales data from the Land of the Rising Sun proves the game to be the best-selling franchise in 20 years.

"Super Bomberman R" Sold Almost 40,000 Copies

The latest game of the series was launched alongside Nintendo Switch early this month and has already sold close to 40,000 copies. This is a huge leap from "Bomberman Touch", which is the second most purchased game in the series that sold about 8,000 copies, according to Nintendo Today.

Currently, It remains unclear if the "Super Bomberman R" jump in sales is related to the latest console release, but the overwhelming interest in the game has prompted its game developer, Konami, of planning on reviving more of the company's intellectual properties. The gaming community or more specifically, the Nintendo Switch community is looking forward to see more of their games in the near future like "Castlevania", "Silent Hill", "Metal Gear" and many more.

The 400 percent increase in sales in Japan is the only information released by the studio. It remains unknown if the latest "Super Bomberman R" is performing quite well in other parts of the world where the Nintendo Switch is also available.

"Super Bomberman R" Online, Offline Control Latency Issues

Meanwhile, the action-maze game will soon receive an update that will try to fix several key issues that players have experienced since it was launched almost two weeks ago. Game owners are complaining about latency issues during online battles, as well as the control response time while playing offline, Nichegamer reported.

In March 6, Konami has acknowledged the online performance issues. By March 10 the studio also acknowledges the control issue surrounding the game. The company has said that they are currently working to fix the control response time issue, which will improve both online and offline game experience of its players. However, no release date was mentioned by the game developer. Watch the "Super Bomberman R" official Nintendo Switch trailer here:


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