Smash is #1 Selling Item in Video Games on Amazon for 2018

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Oct 25, 2017
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A game hasn't been #1 in the yearly lists in years as PlayStation Store cards have constantly dominated the top of the charts.
I guess all Nintendo fans who already own a Switch bought one :)
 
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normally I'd say "Amazon doesn't represent the industry as a whole, so whatever", but the fact it has actually outsold all PSN cards is genuinely impressive. That hasn't happened on Amazon in quite some time .
 
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The perfect Nintendo storm, Nintendo hardware that sells well and people mostly buy only a few Nintendo first party games on.


$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ for Nintendo. And why 3rd party support on Nintendo will probably never be a huge thing. Because Nintendo doesn't want it to be.
 
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The perfect Nintendo storm, Nintendo hardware that sells well and people mostly buy only a few Nintendo first party games on.


$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ for Nintendo. And why 3rd party support on Nintendo will probably never be a huge thing. Because Nintendo doesn't want it to be.
Attach rates for Nintendo platforms are historically in line with other systems. So, the average person isn't just buying a few games.
 
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Being above all PSN cards on the day of release in December of all months is ridiculously impressive. This game's gonna clean up. I wonder if it'll break some records in the US, like biggest launch month ever for an exclusive game.
 
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Based on my anecdotal evidence... yup, this will sell like crazy

The perfect Nintendo storm, Nintendo hardware that sells well and people mostly buy only a few Nintendo first party games on.


$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ for Nintendo. And why 3rd party support on Nintendo will probably never be a huge thing. Because Nintendo doesn't want it to be.
I'd like think that you thought your post isn't even to see trough
 
Dec 18, 2017
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Not only the US is excited.

If you have a Switch the Pro Controller is a no-brainer must-have in my opinion. Buttons and analog sticks on the Joycons are wayyy too small for proper gaming.

Still surprised people buy this game physically. If there is one type of game where it makes absolute sense to buy the digital version, it's an online-evergreen like Smash Bros.
 
Dec 8, 2017
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This is going to sell like mad.

That fighters pass is also going to have an insane attach rate, going by the first fighter, so far.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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It helps that Amazon has been sold out of the other Nintendo evergreens for a couple of weeks now. Nintendo seriously cant keep Zelda and Mario stocked? Or don't want to...
 
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The perfect Nintendo storm, Nintendo hardware that sells well and people mostly buy only a few Nintendo first party games on.


$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ for Nintendo. And why 3rd party support on Nintendo will probably never be a huge thing. Because Nintendo doesn't want it to be.
When a Nintendo system sells well the number of games sold has been high as well, though yeah their games do benefit the most.
i agree that Nintendo look at third parties as supplementary and to cover their weaknesses not to drive hardware sales in general, though they have tried that approach in the past (like the WiiU) and it didn't work very well for them like it did with others.

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Day one sales are more impressive to me because those records are harder to break but yeah the launch month sales are gonna be nuts too.
I'm waiting for that 10m+ shipment number :P
 
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It helps that Amazon has been sold out of the other Nintendo evergreens for a couple of weeks now. Nintendo seriously cant keep Zelda and Mario stocked? Or don't want to...
Likely plays little part, if any. Smash Bros. has been hovering near the top of the yearly chart for the past four or five months.
 
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It helps that Amazon has been sold out of the other Nintendo evergreens for a couple of weeks now. Nintendo seriously cant keep Zelda and Mario stocked? Or don't want to...
Well there is a couple of promotions on the eShop recently for Super Mario Odyssey and Zelda, so it might be they are looking at growing digital adoption. Still puzzling
 
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Well there is a couple of promotions on the eShop recently for Super Mario Odyssey and Zelda, so it might be they are looking at growing digital adoption. Still puzzling
It's likely an issue with NoA and Amazon specifically (which isn't uncommon), as first party Switch titles are readily available at most other retailers.
 

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This is the first time I am seeing a videogame outselling those PSN cards in the yearly chart. Jesus Christ this is impressive. This game is going to do insane numbers o_O
 
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You know, it's reading things like this that make me really, really glad I preordered hahahahah

It'll be interesting to see just how much it actually ends up having sold. All those people to watch be happy with their awesome new game, keep online comfortably active so I can find matchups that won't destroy me, and recruit into my maniacal schemes to convince Nintendo to make another Kid Icarus game.

Aaaaah this is gonna be fun.
 
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Thats wild because those PSN cards are always number 1. I don't think I've ever seen a time when I've looked that its been beaten for the year anyways.
 

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Yeah, I haven't seen a game outsell PSN cars in at least 3 or 4 years, so this is seriously unprecedented/. I predict 25-30 million lifetime at this rate.
 
Feb 28, 2018
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This is going to have a Brawl-sized launch, isn't it?

Didn't Brawl break the record for biggest debut sales in history or something?
 
Dec 11, 2017
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I know a game is big when I have 11 copies pre-ordered. I have Best Buy Gamers Club Elite Plus and get games for my friends all the time, so that they save some money...and did just that with offering Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to them.

10 people pre-ordered through me, which is more than any game before. Other big titles have had 4, or 6 of my friends get their games from me, but this sucker is something else.

I have quite a few other friends that got the game by their own means, too. Everyone I know is talking about it. Every Nintendo Switch owner is getting it. Several people I know are buying the system this weekend, just to get the game.

4 million plus, world wide this opening weekend is going to be a cinch to pass. I am excited for the numbers to come in and in the meantime am really enjoying it! Have fun, all.
 
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While I'm sure smash will sell at least 3 million units this month in U.S. Isn't this the first year psn cards were unavailable for a significant amount of time on Amazon.
 

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While I'm sure smash will sell at least 3 million units this month in U.S. Isn't this the first year psn cards were unavailable for a significant amount of time on Amazon.
I think they were unavailable last summer but I don't recall them being unavailable for a "significant amount of time". They have been pretty much in the top 5 the whole year until now.
 
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