SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE BECOMES FASTEST-SELLING NINTENDO HOME CONSOLE GAME OF ALL TIME IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
Launch sales for new fighting game more than 80% higher than Super Mario Odyssey
20th December, 2018 – With 74 playable fighters, over 100 stages, more than 800 music tracks and much more, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch isn’t just the biggest crossover in gaming history – it’s the fastest-selling game ever released for a Nintendo home console in Australia and New Zealand*, surpassing the launch sales of titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, all of which have shipped over 10 million copies to date.
The new game – which features action-packed fights between popular gaming characters like Mario, Link from The Legend of Zelda series, Donkey Kong, and dozens more – launched worldwide on 7th December and has already made a record-breaking start. Total Australian and New Zealand sales over the game’s first three days were almost 80% higher than Super Mario Odyssey, which has gone on to ship more than 12 million copies worldwide. Along with strong sales at retail, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is also the fastest-selling game in Nintendo eShop ever.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is exclusively available for Nintendo Switch, the unique home console from Nintendo that lets you play anytime, anywhere, with anyone. Now coming into its second Christmas season, and driven by titles like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, Super Mario Party and more, Nintendo Switch has a growing catalogue of over 1,000 titles, covering all tastes and experience levels.
After just over 20 months on the market, five of Nintendo’s ten best-ever Australian and New Zealand home console software launches are on Nintendo Switch**: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and now Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are all part of the wide range of games for everyone on Nintendo Switch.
“We are thrilled that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now both the fastest-selling game in the series and our fastest-selling home console game in Australia and New Zealand,” said Managing Director of Nintendo Australia, Kamon Yoshimura. “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the biggest Super Smash Bros. ever, and we look forward to bringing exciting experiences to players in 2019 with new games in the Animal Crossing and Pokémon series, alongside Yoshi’s Crafted World, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and more.”
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now at retailers and in Nintendo eShop, and in a limited hardware bundle complete with branded Joy-Con controllers and dock and a download code for the game.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate becomes the fastest-selling game ever released for a Nintendo home console in Australia and New Zealand, with initial sales more than 80% higher than Super Mario Odyssey.
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