Sales of Super Smash Bros 3DS Exceed 1 Million
Nintendo released a statement today sharing that the sales of Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS have exceeded 1 million units. These figures are impressive considering Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS has only been for sale since October 3 for North America. The number is a combination of both digital and retail sales from the U.S. alone. Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS is now the tenth Nintendo 3DS game to sell 1 million copies, joining the ranks of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS is also the best-selling 3DS title for Nintendo this year, although they anticipate that Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will overtake it. Pokemon X and Y have sold, separately, 2.11 million and 2.03 million units respectively.
The best selling Nintendo 3DS game currently is Mario Kart 7 at 3.62 million units, closely followed by Super Mario 3D Land and New Super Mario Bros. 2 at 3.34 and 2.33 copies respectively. The Nintendo 3DS itself has sold 44.14 million units as of June 30th, 2014. The Wii U has not shared the Nintendo 3DS’s success but was pushed forward in sales due to Mario Kart 8. Though Nintendo did not release any solid numbers, it did state that Mario Kart 8 helped bump up Wii U weekly sales by 666% and that 82% of that week’s Wii U hardware sales were made up of Mario Kart 8 bundles.
Nintendo is looking forward to a strong Fall in regards to sales, as Super Smash Bros for Wii U has more pre-orders than Mario Kart 8. Amiibo, Nintendo’s foray into the success of Skylanders and Disney Infinity, will also be releasing alongside Super Smash Bros for Wii U. Unlike other figurine based games, Amiibo will work across various software, with planned integration to titles such as Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors, and future titles such as Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, which launches on December 5.