We all knew Super Smash Bros. Wii U was going to be a ridiculously big hit, but these sales are still quite impressive. The Nintendo brawler sold over 490,000 copies in the span of just three days, making it the Wii U’s fastest-selling game in the United States.
Previously, the honor went to Mario Kart 8, which continues to inspire many a Wii U purchase.
Nintendo of America’s Scott Moffitt explained that Nintendo’s holiday strategy is just beginning: “The Nintendo holiday is off to a great start, but there’s a lot of work left to do and a few more surprises in store for our fans. With great deals coming on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and great content like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launching next week, Nintendo will offer shoppers the best combination of fun and value this holiday season.”
With the launch of amiibo figurines and other titles like Splatoon around the corner, Nintendo is on the upswing, alright. We’ll have to wait a bit to see where things land on a global scale, but you can bet they’ll still be some pretty steep numbers.
Source: GamesIndustry International