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Super Smash Bros Wii U Is The Fastest-Selling Wii U Game Ever In The US

If you were going to diagram an equation for a record-breaking software launch, it would probably look something like this:

Popular Franchise (more than 14 million Super Smash Bros. games sold in the U.S. alone)
Demand (it has been six years since the last Super Smash Bros. console game, plus the new game benefits from heightened awareness for the franchise coming on the heels of the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS game)
Critical Acclaim (current Metacritic score of 93, making it the highest-rated original game of this generation, tied with last year’s Super Mario 3D World game)
Strong Reaction from Fans (current user score of 9.2 on Metacritic, becoming the eighth Wii U game to have a Metacritic score of 85 or higher AND a user score of 8.5 or higher)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is now the fastest-selling Wii U title ever in the U.S. market (dethroning Mario Kart 8), with more than 490,000 physical and digital units combined sold during the three-day period of Nov. 21 through Nov. 23.

“The Nintendo holiday is off to a great start, but there’s a lot of work left to do and a few more surprises in store for our fans,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With great deals coming on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and great content like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launching next week, Nintendo will offer shoppers the best combination of fun and value this holiday season.”

*All numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures and are specific to the United States only.


117 thoughts on “Super Smash Bros Wii U Is The Fastest-Selling Wii U Game Ever In The US”

  1. Well.. Finally an article Stranga does not have to look like a desperate fool to defend.. That boy would damage control himself out of a shit stain if you could..

    Church of Sasori

    1. sherlockwillfightbilbo

      That’s how I feel with most Nintendo games. There are a couple to several nitpicky issues that are too “petty” for reviewers to mention, but overall the games are solid.

      1. A lot of character models are lifted straight from Brawl. It’s the same game in HD and with a bigger roster (respect for dramatically increasing the number of female characters though). That’s the kind of thing I would nitpick about.

        1. Its still a better piece of software then anything on xb1 or ps4 its a high quality polished game and it worked on its launch day it wasn’t broken haha

          1. Not better than Dragon age inqusition or the upcoming batman game nor dare i say this but gta 5 nor even shadows of mordor sooooooo yeah you can stop with your fanboyism

            1. It is better than Dragon Age, I don’t see Dragon Age getting a 9.5 from IGN or 10/10 from GameSpot. The Batman game isn’t out yet! WTF!? It can be bad just like the 3rd Arkham game. Wow, and the rest is just you mentioning your favorite games and ’cause they are your favorite they are better than Bayo 2, they are better for YOU. Reviewers say otherwise… What a fanboy…

        2. Wii U owners not buying much of anything? I didn’t know Nintendo released digital sales? Hey Sicr have Ritsuka Trap post an artical for digital sales hardware ror Bayonetta 2 since he has the answers.

          1. Nintendo is very choosy about what they release. If they release actual figures, they’ll combine both physical and digital (like they did with this SSB news).

            If they don’t actually reveal figures, then numbers usually aren’t that great and they may instead use obscure increase percentages or words that don’t really give any true insight on actual sales (“growth” “good”, etc.).

    1. Mean while Bayonetta sold better than Bayonetta when it was on 360 and PS3 and those were two console with an install base greater than 8 million…. more than Wii U’s current install base.

  2. Nintendo gamers having fun and xbots be like man bf4 still broke cod aw sucks acu is busted gta is like all the other games now its a fps and farcry4 and halo mcc all broken hahahaha hahahahahahahahahahaha hahaha
    Hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahaha

    Hyrule warriors
    Bayonetta 2

    Shitting all over xb1s dated downgraded fps trash.

          1. More than likely. I bought 2 copies of the 3ds version. one for me and my brother, and the wii U version for myself. I essentially bought 3 copies of the game.

  3. great content like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launching next week, Nintendo will offer shoppers the best combination of fun and value this holiday season.”

    Nintendo has to be embarrassed with this statement

    1. Toads 1st game ssb u mk8 hw Bayonetta 2…. they have the best line up for the holiday unless you are a 15yr kid that can only play mineless online fps games lol

        1. Nothing against gays but if I was apart of a group that was severely targeted and was not given equality, do I have any ground to stand on by picking fights?

          It is not helping the cause, and instead of promoting homosexuals as good and normal members of society, picking fights and trolling is a good way to go?

          It’s her choice I suppose, no pun intended.

          1. sherlockwillfightbilbo

            So bashing gays isn’t okay but bashing “Xbots” and “Sony ponies/drones” is something the “Empire” must do daily?

            And at least “Xbots” and “Sony Drones” don’t worship their company. You have literally called Miyamoto your God.

            1. To be honest, the most bashing in this website is from Xbots and Sonyans insulting Nintendo and its fans. Why? ‘Cause it’s a Nintendo site and the trolls come here to be fed!

        2. sherlockwillfightbilbo

          Do you really want to pick fights when you are the epitome of a fanboy?

          I’m not defending him for being “a homosexual and a furry.” I’m just noting your blatant hypocrisy that’s apparent in every single blog post.

      1. Toads TT looks amazing. It’s ok to play a game thats isn’t full of blood and fake looking, akward, dry humping sex scenes. You guys see that in GTA 5 FP view? My god, is that what you people call “mature”. It’s the most immature thing I have ever seen in a video game.

    2. Well, considering it’s the last GOOD game till zelda and 500k isn’t even impressive…I’m not blown away. But yes, go and think wii u is now saved and nintendo is great.

      They’re probably scared to release pokemon numbers BC it’s probably already at a million.

      1. That’s how much it sold in a three day period. And the game hasn’t been out that long either. I’m pretty impressed.

      2. 500k ONLY in United States is really impressive, obviously it didn’t reached 1 million because it didn’t came out worldwide, obviously it will reach more than a million when it comes out worldwide. And this article isn’t talking about Pokemon.

        You don’t know how sales work.

        1. I do know how sales work. And I guarantee you CoD in America only crushed these sales on every single console. And that game comes out yearly. But you go ahead and be impressed by 500k in 3 days. Also enjoy your stupid toys that give you extra clothes and items for 13 dollars a piece. God I can’t wait for Amiibos to bomb.

          It’s hard to be a nintendo fan when you’re all so ignorant. “Wii u is saved!” Wii U got outsold by two consoles that came out a year later and are more expensive. That’s just pathetic.

          1. And who’s saying Wii U is saved? Wii U still in trouble and I recognize that but games like Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8 are supporting the console. Also, CoD came out for 4 CONSOLES, obviously that’s the reason why is selling well. You are the ignorant.

          2. Cool story but let’s see on how that happened shall we. The PS4 was massively overhyped and heavily advertised even before it’s launch and Europe is basically Sony country they can absolutely do no wrong over there. As for the Xbox One, it had two price drops, Kinectless versions, and bundled games sold for free so yeah it should’ve sold more………dumbass

          3. Then why are you here? It’s a game with better reviews than your precious COD and amiibos are great. While COD sells, it’s the same shit every year and people buy it like crazy just like they go to McDonald’s. Quality over quantity, it’s something you can’t understand. And take some anger management help, you really seem pissed just because Nintendo did well, or stop coming here if you are not interested in Nintendo… lol…

      3. Your nuts. Xenoblade X will be the best game on any platform next year. Not to mention games they haven’t released any information on yet.

      4. Last good game untill Zelda? Ignoring Toad, Yoshi and Xenoblade. Also ignoring Splatoons which will play online and has a story mode.

    3. Nintendo Commander is the dumbest girl I’ve ever met. However, she does suck my farts and blow them back into my mouth, so she has that going for her.

      1. Yea, and you must think you are the definition of intelligent? Go run along now and play with your akward sex scenes in GTA 5. It’s becoming harder and harder for you Nintendo haters to find reasons to doubt the Wii U. I assure you by this time next year you will own a Wii U, or you will miss out on the best games of this generation.

    4. Well anything is more than one copy. EHEHEHEHHEHEHEHEHEHEH
      but seriously though, good for Nintendo. I still need to buy Smash U.

    5. Called, I’ve fucking called it from the beginning. Now a certain Gamefaqs user owes me for losing our bet about Smash selling 500K in America.

      1. It will do much more than 500k. It will probably be the highest selling game on the Wii U. By this time next week it will be well over a million. Lets just hope Nintendo moves some Wii U’s this holiday.

    6. Lets see if smash bros. came out Wednesday instead of Friday it would have sold a millon. Qnd Xbox fags say that’s not impressive? You know whats not impressive is when XBOx One software can’t outsell PS3 or PS4 softaware most of the time So why you xbox fans not buy Dbox games. After all they say Smash bros.s U sales aren’t impressive…..ignoring Sunset overdrive sales aren’t then. I mean Xbox fans want to brag the install base is greater. Xbox doesnt even have confidence in Xbox One exclusives to increase hardware sales. Eo they make 4 or 5 physical changes to the hardware. BTW, Sunset overdrive grahics looks shitty for something supposed to be more powerful than Wii U.

      1. Funny thing, Sunset Overdrive is no longer an Xbox one exclusive. It’s going to be on PC.

        Another blow for Xbox one.

        1. Only nintendo fans care about “exclusives.” Thats because their consoles don’t get any 3rd party games so we just get to play another mario game every year.

          Or even worse, a shitty Toad puzzle game.

            1. Come on. I’m not a fan of Call of Duty either, but don’t stretch the truth here. It’s a yearly franchise that comes out once a year, usually in November.

              1. That’s a lie. Last 3D Mario was 3D World Which came out last year. Within those last 12 months were Ghost and that other one Advanced wars. A 3D Mario or Mario racing doesn’t come out every year on the same console. Unless there’s a Mario Kart 9 coming out in 2015 for the Wii U I don’t know about because I spent 25 hours playing Smash on my Wii U which is 6 years after Brawl.

                1. So even if Mario’s face is on the covers of Golf, Mario Party, Olympics, Super Strikers, 3D Adventures or Super smash, you can’t compare these tittles to rehased COD. 1st because Mario Olynpics didnt reach 500k in the US like Smash Bros. So that proves each Mario tittles isnt the same. But doesnt every COD sell No.1 no matter what the tittle is? Also people wanted a Galaxy 3. Do you hear people saying, “I want a Black Ops sequel” or “Ghost sequel.” That says right there not every 3D Mario adventure is the same experience. Some people want a mario 64 Sequel or another Sunshine. Even 2D Mario vs. aany 3D mario (that’s including Paper Mario) isn’t the same experience.

                  1. Also if any Mario game is rehashed, how come Olymics Mario Party ten isn’t hyped like MK8, 3D World. That tells you right there every Nintendo gqme with Mario on the cover isn’t tue same experience. And what sucks is with MK8, 3D World and Smash Bros out, we won’t expect to get another one in like 4 to 7 years. Imagine how many CODs will debut by the time next Mario Kart for a home console debuts? Hell it’s probaly for the Fusion.

                    1. Also wasn’t Nintendo thinking at first of making Spaltoons a Mario game? I mean should we play dumb and prentend Splatoons is the same experience to 3D World because those two games have Multiplayer?

                      1. In fact Mario Kart, Diddy Kong Racing, Crash Racing and Sonic Racing are MUCH closer rehased with each other than just assuming every Mario game with a different genre is.

                2. Calm down. I didn’t even mention Mario. I said Call of Duty is a yearly franchise. It comes out once a year, usually in November. You said it comes out every 6 months.

              2. Now that i think about it, It’s been years since they made another Super Strikers. I loved that game. I wished they made it for the Wii U. Make it online with 8 players!!!!! I guess they didn’t make another because it didn’t sell like Mario Kart or Smash.

          1. How is it shitty if it hasn’t come out yet? If you hate Nintendo so much, stop buying their products and stop coming here, we don’t care if you hate them or not! Just stop putting ignorant ass comments!

    7. while everbody stay hatin on Nintendo. The Big N stay winning, Also this is only the sales of its first few days in the US alone. All that plus the fact its before the holidays couple on the fact that its a nintendo game. Best know that these numbers are just going to keep getting better and better. Just like The Big N themselves I Love it:)

    8. I can’t believe I’m STILL waiting for my pre-order. Last time I ever pre-order from Toys R Us. Haven’t even received all of my pre-ordered amiibo yet either.

      1. Are your amiibo wave one or two from tyos r us? I’m still waiting for my free yoshi one that I got with the deal which I ordered a month ago with the game, yet I ordered 6 last week for the 3 for 10 deal and already got my mario and princess (the others are wave 2). Glad I got a midnight copy at gamestop.

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    10. This article is totally wrong
      MK8 sold 1.2M copies worldwide in just TWO days, without black friday or christmas incoming, Smash sold 490k in the USA in THREE days, there is a day of difference, then the userbase is bigger today, so bigger userbase+black friday= very good but not so good as the article says

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