Nintendo has yet again created a money machine. The biggest game of the year for the Switch was released this week. According to a news release from Morgan Stanley, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate had a sell-through of 1.3 million copies of the title.
These numbers put it as the fastest selling Switch title in Japan. It also makes it the fastest selling Nintendo title in Japan ever, minus the Pokemon games. Pokemon games are published by not only Nintendo but by the Pokemon Company in Japan.
While these are preliminary numbers from Famitsu, we will have to wait til Wednesday for official numbers. Famitsu and Media Create numbers do normally vary slightly from one another but check back Wednesday for the official Media Create release.
This release/leak also follows up news that Ultimate was the number one seller in the UK market this week. The launch sales numbers are 300 percent higher than the numbers that Super Smash Bros for Wii U posted. As well as more than 200 percent more than Super Smash Bros for 3DS. The previous fastest-selling Smash Bros game in UK history was Super Smash Bros Brawl. Ultimate has outsold it by over 60 percent.
We are surely going to see the same pattern when NPD releases its information on software sales.
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