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Europe: Super Smash Bros Ultimate Is Fastest Selling Nintendo Console Game Ever

 With 74 playable fighters, over 100 stages, more than 800 music tracks and much more, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch isn’t just the biggest crossover in gaming history – it’s the fastest-selling game ever released for a Nintendo home console in Europe*, surpassing the launch sales of titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildSuper Mario Odyssey, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, all of which have shipped over 10 million copies to date.

The new game – which features action-packed fights between popular gaming characters like Mario, Link from The Legend of Zelda series, Donkey Kong, and dozens more – launched worldwide on 7th December and has already made a record-breaking start. Total European sales over the game’s first three days were almost 30% higher than Mario Kart Wii, which went on to ship more than 37 million copies worldwide. Along with strong sales at retail, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is also the fastest-selling game in Nintendo eShop ever.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is exclusively available for Nintendo Switch, the unique home console from Nintendo that lets you play anytime, anywhere, with anyone. Now coming into its second Christmas season, and driven by titles like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!Super Mario Party and more, Nintendo Switch has a growing catalogue of over 1,000 titles, covering all tastes and experience levels.

After just over 20 months on the market, five of Nintendo’s ten best-ever European home console software launches are on Nintendo Switch**: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and now Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are all part of the wide range of games for everyone on Nintendo Switch.

“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the biggest Super Smash Bros. ever, and not only is it the fastest-selling game in the series we’ve ever seen in Europe, it’s become our fastest-selling home console game ever,” said Nintendo of Europe COO Stephan Bole. “Nintendo Switch owners have a lot to look forward to in 2019, including new games in the Animal Crossing and Pokémon series, Yoshi’s Crafted World, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and more.”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now at retailers and in Nintendo eShop, and in a limited hardware bundle complete with branded Joy-Con controllers and dock and a download code for the game.

* Based on Nintendo’s own internal sales figures. Includes solus and bundle units sold at retail, and download versions in Nintendo eShop.

** Based on Nintendo’s own internal sales figures of each title’s first three days on sale.

Source: PR


15 comments

  1. Wondering which Nintendo game (on handheld) sold better in the first week. Pokémon on DS, GBA or Game Boy?

  2. Not only Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the fastest selling game in Europe, what all of you didn’t know is that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is also the fastest selling game in America– Over 3 million copies in just 11 days!

    Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling video game system of this hardware generation through 21 months, according to The NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. From its launch in March 2017 through November 2018, Nintendo Switch has sold more than 8.7 million units, outpacing U.S. sales of all other current-generation systems at the same point in their life cycles.

    Nintendo is also the overall top-selling U.S. software publisher so far for 2018, according to NPD data through November. This performance should receive an additional boost from the December release of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game, which has become not only the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time, but also the fastest-selling game in the Super Smash Bros. series, with U.S. sales of over 3 million units in just 11 days, according to Nintendo’s internal sales data.

    “We are thrilled to see such a strong reaction from consumers in the second holiday season for Nintendo Switch,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We’re looking forward to delivering more excitement and smiles to our fans in the coming year and beyond.”

    Source: Nintendo of America Press Release

    1. It’s safe to say, the Nintendo Switch is here to stay, the success has made them haters repay. Now that they were wrong, I’m beating them up with my favorite Kong. I just love how on Smash Bros, we can easily select our favorite song.

  3. Something tell me that this record will last until Pokemon will see the light of the day in 2019. That will be probably the top on any Nintendo console whatsoever.

    1. Pokemon is definitely a “gamer game”. I’m not even a huge fan of it myself, I skipped the last few entries, but Pokemon is taken very seriously by a lot of people.

    2. Pokemon can sell a ton, and if it dethrones Smash, then I’m afraid it just won. Now hurry up Klungo with my gun. I need it for Smash bros, this game is fun!!!!!

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