'Smash Ultimate' Becomes The Fastest-Selling Nintendo Game Ever In Aus & NZ

Top 10 Game Charts: Super Smash Bros. pummels the competition

The Nintendo Switch console has become the fastest-selling video game system of this hardware generation through 21 months, that's before selling over three million units of Super Smash Bros.

The latest in Nintendo's acclaimed brawler series, Super Smash Bros. Nintendo re-iterates that it's the "overall top-selling USA software publisher so far for 2018" according to NPD data, which will be further boosted by holiday sales and by Smash Ultimate's tail.

"We are thrilled to see such a strong reaction from consumers in the second holiday season for Nintendo Switch", said Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Doug Bowser. Ultimate has broken new records in Europe.

With 74 playable fighters, over 100 stages, more than 800 music tracks and much more, Super Smash Bros.

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No mention was made of the Switch Online service, which launched in September and is required to play Super Smash Bros. It sold 80% better than Super Mario Odyssey at launch and surpassed the sales of Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8.

"Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the biggest Super Smash Bros. ever, and we look forward to bringing exciting experiences to players in 2019 with new games in the Animal Crossing and Pokémon series, alongside Yoshi's Crafted World, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and more". In its first 21 months of availability, Nintendo has sold more than 8.7 million systems in the U.S., outpacing all other current-gen systems through the same point in their life cycles.

Nintendo said that its hardware unit and dollar sales for 2018 are at their highest annual totals since 2011 - the heady days of its Wii success - and that eShop sales grew 105 percent over 2017. Ultimate has sold more than 3 million units in less than two weeks.

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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