Super Smash Bros. Ultimate becomes Nintendo Switch's fastest-selling game

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Ultimate was the best pre-selling game for the Switch and the Super Smash Bros. series.

According to NPD the Switch has sold more than 8.7 million consoles in the U.S. since last March, which compares to roughly 29 million for the PlayStation 4 and 25 million for the Xbox One. Pair that with the Nintendo Switch being the fastest selling console of this generation, and Nintendo has a lot to celebrate!

Those hardware sales, however, don't account for the launch of Ultimate, which Nintendo claims will give the Switch extra impetus as the holidays continue. Super Mario Odyssey has sold over 4.7 million units. Ultimate game, which has become not only the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time, but also the fastest-selling game in the Super Smash Bros. series, with US sales of over 3 million units in just 11 days, according to Nintendo's internal sales data. They've grown 105% over 2017.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is exclusively available for Nintendo Switch, the unique home console from Nintendo that lets you play anytime, anywhere, with anyone.

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Regardless, it's clear that "Super Smash Bros".

Nintendo hardware unit and dollar sales for 2018 are at their highest annual totals since 2011. 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".

"The game has sold over 3 million copies in 11 days, based on Nintendo's own numbers", the company addressed in a statement.

Since the Switch launched three years later than its two rivals it'll never catch up, and so direct comparisons between overall sales are essentially meaningless.

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