Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Becomes Europe’s Fastest-Selling Home Console Game Ever

Posted December 20, 2018

Ultimate and Switch sales in Europe and the U.S.

Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Doug Bowser stated "We are thrilled to see such a strong reaction from consumers in the second holiday season for Nintendo Switch".

Regardless, it's clear that "Super Smash Bros". With countless combinations of character attacks happening every hour, glitches that the QA team didn't catch are bound to show up, and a pretty big one has just been found in Smash Ultimate. There is also now 8.7 million Switch consoles sold in America, that makes it the fastest selling "current generation" console.

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Nintendo is also the overall top-selling USA software publisher so far for 2018, according to NPD data through November.

The company's website hasn't updated global sales for the Nintendo Switch nor the system's top-selling software since September. 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 US and the fastest-selling Super Smash Bros. game.

Launched on December 7, Nintendo managed to sell more than three million copies of Super Smash Bros.

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For Nintendo, the Switch's success has also extended to its games as well.

According to, worldwide sales of the Switch total just over 24 million in its 21-month life. 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. It's made it both the fastest-selling Switch and Smash Bros. game as well.

In addition to the above announcements, Nintendo also said its yearly hardware sales are at their highest since 2011. That could explain why Microsoft and Sony's respective platforms continue to shift millions of units so far into their lifespans.

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