Nintendo Switch is the fastest-selling video game system of this generation

Kelley Robertson
December 20, 2018

Ultimate has done. Both Nintendo of America and Nintendo Europe had some good news to share, first up the Americans.

Nintendo has announced that Super Smash.

It took a little while, but Nintendo overnight has done a bit of gloating about how well Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Switch has sold more than 8.7 million units in the US since its launch in March of 2017 according to the NPD Group, which tracks sales of hardware and software. Ultimate is the fastest-selling game in the series, and the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game ever, based on USA sales data. So many games were released past year that Nintendo had very little left for afterwards and it wasn't really until Pokémon: Let's Go and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate but said it's the fastest-selling game ever released for a Nintendo home console there. "We're looking forward to delivering more excitement and smiles to our fans in the coming year and beyond".

The Switch console itself sold more than 8.7 million units between its March 2017 launch and last month, putting it ahead of Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One at the same point in their life cycles.


Nintendo's eShop sales have also seen a huge bump this year. Nintendo said it would sell 38 million Nintendo Switch by the end of the financial year, though analysts are still predicting it will fall just short, hitting about 35 million, according to Bloomberg.

In the US, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 million copies of Odyssey and over five million and four million units, respectively, for Mario Kart and Zelda. The more recent Super Mario Party stands at 1.4 million and Pokémon: Let's Go a total of 2 million.

For the second time in as many months, Nintendo's PR push focused on the US only and didn't provide any updated global numbers. The stock closed at $34.72 on Monday, continuing a sporadic descent.

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