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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate now the fastest-selling Nintendo home console game of all time in Europe

Posted on December 18, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Update: We’ve added in the official announcement from Nintendo below with a bit of additional information.


Original: Earlier today, Nintendo announced several milestones for Switch in the United States. As part of this, we learned that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the fastest-selling Switch game of all time and fastest-selling game in the series.

Nintendo has followed up with some news for Europe as well. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has become the fastest-selling Nintendo home console game of all time in the region, the company has announced.

Specific sales data for Smash Bros. Ultimate in Europe has not yet been provided.

18th December, 2018 – 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 Wild, Super 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.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate becomes the fastest-selling game ever released for a Nintendo home console in Europe, with sales more than 30% higher than Mario Kart Wii.

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