Nintendo Switch: ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ enters top 3 games
December 2018’s multiplayer action game “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” has become one of the Nintendo Switch’s bestsellers within a month of release.
With 12.08 million copies sent to retailers worldwide, atypical fighting game “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” is the Nintendo Switch’s third best-selling game, after racing game “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” (15.02 million copies), and action adventure “Super Mario Odyssey” (13.76 million).
It’s the “fastest start for any game on any Nintendo home console ever,” the president of Nintendo, Shuntaro Furukawa, noted during a Feb. 1 financial results meeting, a record that takes advantage of the Switch’s dual status as a hybrid portable and home console.
In the context of over 30 million sales of the Nintendo Switch, around half the console’s owners possess “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe”, with “Super Mario Party”, “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” and “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” (11.68 million) owned by a third or more.
The two “Pokémon: Let’s Go” games released in November 2018 are together the fourth bestselling titles, with “Splatoon 2”, a sequel to one of the old Nintendo Wii U’s surprise hits, in fifth.
“Super Mario Party”, Nintendo’s third late-2018 launch, is the Switch’s sixth bestselling title. JB
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