Super Smash Bros. Ultimate ships 12.08 million units in 24 days, fastest selling Nintendo home console game ever

Oct 30, 2017
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Comparison to the other titles:

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Sys     Title                                         LTD Units                As of

Wii    Super Smash Bros. Brawl                        13.290.000               Sep. 2018
NSW    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate                     12.080.000               Dec. 2018
3DS    Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS              9.450.000               Dec. 2018
GCN    Super Smash Bros. Melee                         7.410.000               Mar. 2013
N64    Super Smash Bros.                               5.550.000               Dec. 2014
WiU    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U                     5.350.000               Sep. 2018


Total                                                 53.130.000
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,827
Comparison to the other titles:

C-like:
Sys     Title                                         LTD Units                As of

Wii    Super Smash Bros. Brawl                        13.290.000               Sep. 2018
NSW    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate                     12.080.000               Dec. 2018
3DS    Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS              9.450.000               Dec. 2018
GCN    Super Smash Bros. Melee                         7.410.000               Mar. 2013
N64    Super Smash Bros.                               5.550.000               Dec. 2014
WiU    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U                     5.350.000               Sep. 2018


Total                                                 53.130.000
Wii U didn't even outsell Smash 64?

Christ
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,509
I knew Smash was a beast but this is insane. I was really thinking about it recently, and barring some of the lack of power (for obvious reasons), the Switch is the “perfect” console.

People can utilize the console however they enjoy gaming; on TV, in their hands, set up on a table... they really delivered on that pitch they laid out for us before launch and it’s paying off big time for them.

Congrats to another BANGER on Switch!
 
Oct 30, 2017
203

Neoxon

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Oct 25, 2017
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Comparison to the other titles:

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Sys     Title                                         LTD Units                As of

Wii    Super Smash Bros. Brawl                        13.290.000               Sep. 2018
NSW    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate                     12.080.000               Dec. 2018
3DS    Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS              9.450.000               Dec. 2018
GCN    Super Smash Bros. Melee                         7.410.000               Mar. 2013
N64    Super Smash Bros.                               5.550.000               Dec. 2014
WiU    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U                     5.350.000               Sep. 2018


Total                                                 53.130.000
This really puts the Wii U's failure into perspective.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Maybe, just maybe, it’s time for Sakurai to pass the torch. Splatoon2 still has support and how much time has passed since it released?
If Sakurai can’t handle the DLC process i’m pretty sure there’s talent in Nintendo to keep with it while the man can have his well deserved vacations.
He said on a famitsu interview just before ultimate released that smash is his baby and if a new one is going to release, he has the job of doing it again. I dont see him passing the torch.

But he has delegated a ton of more repetitivre things like balancing in this one to other people.

Im of the opinion he should have some time between smashes to do work on a new IP or existing one like kid icarus uprising so he can do other creative stuff.
 

gordofredito

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Jan 16, 2018
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I was one of those who thought Smash wouldn’t break the 10M units in its first year, lol I was so wrong. Anyways, game is great. I don’t play it that much since I already beat it, but it is the first Smash game I enjoyed for more than 30 minutes, well deserved. Now let Sakurai rest!
 
Oct 29, 2017
473
I know this getting way ahead, but I have no idea where Nintendo goes from here with the Smash series. It really is the Ultimate Smash, and those sales are completely deserved.

Maybe the successor to the Switch will just have an up-res version with some minor gameplay tweaks.
 

Neoxon

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I know this getting way ahead, but I have no idea where Nintendo goes from here with the Smash series. It really is the Ultimate Smash, and those sales are completely deserved.

Maybe the successor to the Switch will just have an up-res version with some minor gameplay tweaks.
Or treat it like numbered Street Fighter games & start from scratch for the next entry. I don't get why people think that there's no way forward for Smash after Ultimate. The series prints too much money to drop Smash entirely or just stick to porting the game for years to come.
 
Oct 25, 2017
11,705
I know this getting way ahead, but I have no idea where Nintendo goes from here with the Smash series. It really is the Ultimate Smash, and those sales are completely deserved.

Maybe the successor to the Switch will just have an up-res version with some minor gameplay tweaks.
Ultimate + new gameplay + 10 new characters and 10 new stages

the new smash formula going forward

30 million copies sold every time
 
Jan 3, 2019
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Oct 28, 2017
2,618
Comparison to the other titles:

C-like:
Sys     Title                                         LTD Units                As of

Wii    Super Smash Bros. Brawl                        13.290.000               Sep. 2018
NSW    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate                     12.080.000               Dec. 2018
3DS    Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS              9.450.000               Dec. 2018
GCN    Super Smash Bros. Melee                         7.410.000               Mar. 2013
N64    Super Smash Bros.                               5.550.000               Dec. 2014
WiU    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U                     5.350.000               Sep. 2018


Total                                                 53.130.000
So do we count 3DS/Wii U separately? For all intents and purposes they're the same game, so I guess SSB4 is the best selling "generation" of Smash Bros, at 14.7M units?

I wonder if the N64 LTD includes the Virtual Console rerelease?
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,710
Thats like Mario Kart tier levels of success. 25 million is in sight as I believe it will sell for a long time with DLC support.

Thats pretty amazing for an exclusive. Its on a level of something like Fallout or Elder Scrolls.
 
Oct 29, 2017
473
Or treat it like numbered Street Fighter games & start from scratch for the next entry. I don't get why people think that there's no way forward for Smash after Ultimate. The series prints too much money to drop Smash entirely or just stick to porting the game for years to come.
It's hard for me to see them starting from scratch, bc I think Ultimate is pretty much perfect. If they change the formula, there's a lot of ppl that are going to be unhappy (and when you're talking about likely the most popular Smash ever that's a lot of ppl disappointed).

I definitely don't think they're dropping the series (and whoever does is crazy), but I lack the imagination to speculate how you make Ultimate better (beyond online infrastructure).

Edit: accidental reply, sorry Sega Dreamcast.
 
Oct 25, 2017
14,175
So yeah, can we officially say this is the fastest selling home console exclusive of all time? I'm not sure what other exclusives outside of Nintendo games could compare to these numbers.

At this point, can not this be reported?
In this context I'd first assume that was sarcasm before anything else.