As gamers know, the biggest successes of Nintendo consoles are still Nintendo productions. Sometimes, however, third-party games also manage to do well. Given the worldwide success of the Switch, releasing games on it has proven to be profitable for a number of publishers. And one of them has just joined a very select club again.
Another game not developed by Nintendo has joined the club of titles having passed the million copies distributed on Switch. Imagineer has just announced that Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm and Exercise has passed the milestone of one million copies distributed worldwide. It seemed inevitable and so it happened. And the game has managed to pass this highly symbolic milestone in one year. Indeed, the game was released worldwide on December 4, 2020.
Thanks to this result, the Fitness Boxing series is now multi-millionaire. The first Fitness Boxing had for its part passed the milestone of one million copies distributed three months before the release of its sequel.
Japan’s Fitness Boxing 2 Million Celebrated
To celebrate this new million, the publisher of Fitness Boxing 2 has decided to set up several operations in Japan. For starters, it will put on sale a new pack containing a copy of the game and protective covers for Joy-Con. Imagineer will then distribute a limited edition of the game box (along with a postcard). The latter highlights Ryusei Yokohama, an actor appearing in a series of Fitness Boxing 2 commercials.
Finally, the editor will create a special video featuring photos and videos of Fitness Boxing players. These photos and videos should be submitted via Instagram or Twitter. And one hundred people selected for this project will receive a duo of Fitness Boxing collector’s towels. Imagineer did not specify the matter but it is likely that this contest is only for Japan.
Is this just the start on Nintendo Switch?
Note that this is not the only recent Fitness Boxing news. Along with releasing free and paid DLCs for Fitness Boxing 2, Imagineer also recently released the anime adaptation of its series.
With two games topping the million mark, it’s a safe bet that Imagineer won’t let go of its precious license anytime soon. For those who have not followed everything, our Fitness Boxing 2 test, a nice mix between boxing game, fitness and rhythm, is available at this address.
What do you think of the success of Fitness Boxing 2? Does it seem deserved to you? Have you ever tried a game in the series? If so, what did you think? Tell us all in the comments below.