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

20 December, 2018, 11:58 | Author: Leah Owens
  • Nintendo Switch’s US sales surpass the PS4 and Xbox at the same age

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. In its first 21 months of availability, Nintendo has sold more than 8.7 million systems in the USA, outpacing all other current-gen systems through the same point in their life cycles.

According to the latest press release, the from its launch in March 2017 through November 2018, the Nintendo Switch has sold more than 8.7 million units to outpace all other current-generation systems at the same point in their life cycles. This is the fastest selling Switch game and the fastest selling Super Smash Bros. game throughout the history of the franchise.

Nintendo announced on Tuesday that its Super Smash Bros.

Those hardware sales, however, don't account for the launch of Ultimate, which Nintendo claims will give the Switch extra impetus as the holidays continue.

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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. "We're looking forward to delivering more excitement and smiles to our fans in the coming year and beyond".

In addition to the fast-selling Super Smash Bros.

About 1.2 million copies of the game were sold in Japan and it took the top spot in United Kingdom sales charts on launch week, though it dropped to the number four spot a week later. Includes solus and bundle units sold at retail, and download versions in Nintendo eShop.

Sales of the Switch aren't the only thing Nintendo is celebrating. Ultimate has sold more than 3 million units in less than two weeks.

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