When Super Smash Bros. Ultimate first arrived, it was instantly received with incredible praise and fan feedback. Now that the fighter has sold over three million copies in the first 11 days of being available in the US, the Big N has announced that this marks the fastest selling game for the Nintendo Switch.
Not only is the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game the fastest selling Nintendo Switch game, but it's also the fastest in the franchise's history. Pair that with the Nintendo Switch being the fastest selling console of this generation, and Nintendo has a lot to celebrate! "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.”
Alongside the good news, Nintendo also revealed a few more interesting stats for its United States sales:
- Nintendo hardware unit and dollar sales for 2018 are at their highest annual totals since 2011.
- Nintendo eShop sales have grown 105 percent over 2017.
- Evergreen Nintendo Switch games have set new milestones, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe selling over 4 million and 5 million units, respectively. Super Mario Odyssey has sold over 4.7 million units.
- In addition to the fast-selling Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game, other recently released games that continue to make a splash include Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, which together total 2 million units, and Super Mario Party at 1.4 million.
Though the latest announcement is centered around United States sales figures with the global numbers still unknown since September's numbers, but seeing the boom in the United States escalate so quickly - it's safe to assume that the same can be said elsewhere.
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