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The power of pink prevails — Kirby and the Forgotten Land has had a historically great launch in the UK, landing comfortably at No. 1 in physical sales and already the fifth best-selling game in franchise UK history. This is all without the disclosure of digital sales (because Nintendo never releases those), meaning it’s likely doing even better.



It’s noted right below this tweet that the series is still “small” for Nintendo, its launch slightly below that of Metroid Dread (itself a notch below the true titans like Mario and Animal Crossing), though to this author the characterization of a No. 1 best-selling title as small feels slightly demeaning. While the series may not be a flagship, there is no denying the love and power that Kirby — as a creature, a franchise, and a concept — bears in full. Poyo forever!


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.