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"Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" Smashes Nintendo Switch Sales Record

20 December, 2018, 12:00 | Author: Vicki Mclaughlin
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Coming out of hugely successful Thanksgiving weekend, Nintendo has now announced the Switch is the fastest-selling game console in the United States of the current generation of consoles.

According to the latest press release, the from its launch in March 2017 through November 2018, the Nintendo Switch has sold more than 8.7 million units to outpace all other current-generation systems at the same point in their life cycles. The little hybrid console also outsold one of its predecessors, the Nintendo Wii, within the same timeframe, and this doesn't even take into account sales in Japan for all three consoles.

"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. In the past year they also highlight a "105% growth" of eShop sales over 2017, a sales push of four million for Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch), 4.7m for Super Mario Odyssey and five million for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - behold, the power of Mario Kart. Ultimate has sold more than 3 million units in less than two weeks.

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Have you copped Super Smash Bros. This performance should receive an additional boost from the December release of the Super Smash Bros. These include The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee and Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Total sales over the game's first three days were nearly 30 percent higher than for Mario Kart Wii, which ended up shipping more than 37 million copies worldwide.

The company's website hasn't updated global sales for the Nintendo Switch nor the system's top-selling software since September.



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