Recent Nintendo fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has quickly sold the most copies of any single game in its genre’s history.
Nintendo’s Switch-exclusive fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has undoubtedly seen success since its launch late last year but just how big of a success the game would turn out to be as hard to foresee.
Nintendo recently announced that the game had sold 13.81 million copies worldwide (a fact that we covered in this article), something we didn’t cover, however, was the fact that with those sales numbers, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate became the best-selling game in its genre in just a few months.
Nintendo released its Top Selling Unit Sales as of March 31, 2019. On the list, Nintendo announced the ten best selling games on Switch and revealed that Super Smash Bros Ultimate has currently sold 13.81 million copies worldwide.
With the number of copies it has sold, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has now dethroned its own predecessor as the best selling fighting game. Super Smash Bros Brawl previously had the top spot, not including all the different versions of Street Fighter II or Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS that cumulatively pass it, with 13.30 units sold.
This is an incredible feat since the game has been out for only four months. The Super Smash Bros franchise is so popular due to its unique mechanics and approachability for players compared to more traditional fighting games.
It is not surprising that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate took the top spot, but how quickly it achieved that goal was certainly impressive.
It is likely that sales for the game will increase due to the recent release of Persona 5’s Joker and the continuation of more DLC characters.
After the release of all the DLC, it will be interesting to see how far the sales of the game will have gone. Regardless of when we will receive the next batch of news for the game, it is going to be a good year for Smash.