Super Smash Bros. becomes fastest-selling Wii U game in US

490,000 copies sold over three days, says NoA

Super Smash Bros. Wii U has become the console's fastest selling title in the US, shifting a combined 490,000 units across digital and physical combined in just three days.

The numbers mean it takes over from Mario Kart 8 as the Wii U's quickest seller in the territory, capitalising on excellent reviews and consumer feedback to land in nearly half a million US homes from November 21 to 23.

"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," said NoA's Scott Moffitt. "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."

Worldwide figures for the game have not yet been released.

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Daniel Hughes PhD Researcher, Bangor University3 years ago
Worldwide figures for the game have not yet been released.
Because at the time of writing, it was only available in North America ;-)

European launch has seen stock shortages of the GameCube controllers, the controller adapter, and amiibos from what I saw. Presumably down to retailers underestimating demand.
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