Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Fastest-Selling Switch Game in U.S.

posted on by Karen Ressler
Sales numbers updated for Switch console, other games

Nintendo announced on Tuesday that its Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game sold 3 million units in the United States within 11 days of launch, making it the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time in the U.S. and the fastest-selling Super Smash Bros. game.

Prior to launch, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was the best pre-selling game for the Switch and the Super Smash Bros. series.

Nintendo also revealed updated numbers for the Switch console and other games. The lifetime sales of the Nintendo Switch in the United States have surpassed 8.7 million units as of the end of November according to the NPD Group, which it claims makes it the fastest-selling current-generation console. Nintendo previously reported that the Switch had sold 8.2 million units as of November 26, according to Adobe Analytics.

Updated U.S. sales numbers for other software titles, based on Nintendo's own sales data, include:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: 4 million units
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 5 million units
  • Super Mario Odyssey: 4.7 million units
  • Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!: combined 2 million units
  • Super Mario Party: 1.4 million units

Nintendo noted that its hardware unit and dollar sales have hit their highest point since 2011.

Source: Business Wire via Gematsu

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