‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Is the Fastest Selling Nintendo Switch Game

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Is the Fastest Selling Nintendo Switch Game

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Is the Fastest Selling Nintendo Switch Game

Ultimate in 11 days in the United States.

Nintendo says that "five of Nintendo's ten best-ever Australian and New Zealand home console software launches are now on Nintendo Switch". In its first 21 months of availability, Nintendo has sold more than 8.7 million systems in the USA, outpacing all other current-gen systems through the same point in their life cycles. "Ultimate", which the company has been betting on to help accelerate the sales of its console.

"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. "We're looking forward to delivering more excitement and smiles to our fans in the coming year and beyond".

About 1.2 million copies of the game were sold in Japan and it took the top spot in United Kingdom sales charts on launch week, though it dropped to the number four spot a week later.

Nintendo isn't quite at the top of the current-gen hardware pile yet (Sony's head start has allowed them to reach almost 90 million PS4s sold, close to the Wii's lifetime of 101.6 million), but they're getting there quickly.

According to a press release from the company, Smash Ultimate has hit launch sales which are more than 80 per cent higher than Super Mario Odyssey.

Total Australian and New Zealand sales over the first three days were nearly 80% higher than that of Super Mario Odyssey. After including sales from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, and Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! now all have their (rightfully deserved) places on the list.

Nintendo also revealed updated numbers for the Switch console and other games. Nintendo previously reported that the Switch had sold 8.2 million units as of November 26, according to Adobe Analytics.

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