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Nintendo Switch: ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ enters top 3 games

/ 07:35 PM February 04, 2019
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Image: Sora/Bandai Namco/Nintendo via AFP Relaxnews

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).

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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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TOPICS: game charts, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nintendo, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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