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Super Smash Bros. is a powerful series, moving units with a mere utterance of its existence. Now that Ultimate (the debut of the series on the already in demand Switch) is here, these two forces of nature have lead to the game not just becoming the Switch’s third best-selling game in less than a month, but Nintendo’s fastest-selling console title to date.


For reference, the previous record holder was New Super Mario Bros. Wii, another awaited title on a system that wouldn’t stop selling. In a month and a half, NSMB sold 10.55 million copies, showing what the plumber can do when he goes back to basics in a big way. Smash Ultimate, on the other hand, secured 12.08 million in less than a month (based on the financial report’s dating and cutoffs), besting that record in both time and volume by a sizable margin.

It’s clear that Nintendo’s not stopping anytime soon, and even with some of its key properties already established on the Switch, they’ve got more on the way to maintain this momentum. We may not see another seller like Smash in the console’s lifetime, but it’s clear that these numbers and successes are only going to get bigger and bigger.


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.