We have a new king of Smash, at least sales wise. The fourth entry in the Super Smash Bros series is now the highest selling game in the series with 13.13 million copies sold, beating Super Smash Bros Brawl for the crown.
"B-b-but, Nintendo should go third party!!" Suck it, haters. This shows that Nintendo has the potential to do just fine with home and handheld combined, despite the rise of phone games and the popularity of competing systems, so quit port begging.
The 3DS version sold best, and by a large margin. If it wasn't for the 3DS version, this would be the lowest selling ever, which would make sense considering the flop that the Wii U is.
The Wiiu version still outsold Most PS4 exclusives, if not all.
Don't bother with the common sense.
And yet it would still be a high-selling exclusive regardless, compared to many games on more popular systems. Nintendo haters need to step down off of their high horses; Nintendo doesn't need the help of rival consoles to make profit off of Nintendo's first party software.
Yet it still sold more than 5 million on Wii U last time I checked they only had 13 million console owners yet last gen with systems in the region of 80 million owners/users each (PS3/360) but games like tomb raider (1st reboot) and some other amazing games struggled to sell that amount of games, sure it's an established franchise but when that's well over a 1/3 of owners have bought the game that's not too bad. Clearly Brawl was the beast tho, these new ones are fantastic tho. Massive.
Just an FYI...the whole point of having a hardware platform is to sell OTHER publisher's content and make a profit off licensing for their games. Exclusives are used to lure players into the hardware platform and make a killing off other properties like GTA or CoD. The fact that Nintendo is only able to sell their games on the Wii U is the worst case scenario. They are investing in a game that would sell better on other platforms but getting none of the profit from other parties licensing. The best case scenario would be to invest as little into your own games as possible while making a profit off licensing.
Why must you qualify it? Just to downplay the success? No other company has a viable handheld, why should it not be included?
Well yes that's what happens when there is nothing else to play on the console. The games that are worthwhile sell more. Common sense here. Smash selling good doesn't make the WiiU a success nor does it help Nintendo's situation this generation.
Contrary to your belief; it kinda does. Yes - Wii U sales have been lacking, though it's software where consoles also make their money. If you look at the sales of the Wii U's exclusive, it's incredible what the system has accomplished with an install base of 13 and a half million.
That's only common sense to haters and the uninformed, because despite popular belief, the lack of multiplats does not mean there aren't a nice amount of high-quality games on the system.
Turbografx16,Saturn,Dreamcast, Gamecube,Vita,Game Gear,Wonderswan,Neo Geo anything and Wii U all sold less than the competitors but were still loaded to the brim with amazing exclusives. Just because something didn't sell the most does not mean it can't be a great system unless we are talking CDi or 3D0 or even Jaguar.
And yet the article wasn't even remotely about that but of course had to bring the old Nintendo doom and gloom into preceedings. ZZZZ people must be real bored to just continually spout ah this is bad they suck, throw around the word gimmicks a few times, hey guess any publicity is good publicity best to be talked about than completely under the radar and forgotten. No one is forgetting Nintendo anytime soon and people still banging on the doom and gloom. Pokemon go, New Zelda NES mini classic, 2 new Pokemon and limited editions and limited consoles to go with it. New NX Console?! That doesn't sound like a company short of ideas or future income. Even if the new system wasn't a success the rest of their Empire will see them through, bit like Sony have Tv's films laptops, phone amongst many other avenues of revenue (sure somee not that successful at moment) but ps4 is banging it I love mine since day one same with Wii U yet I'm still happy to wait until Oct to finally get an Xbox One now that there's something going on there? 2-3 years after launch, the best company's always have multiple pies to put their fingers into its called not chucking all your eggs in one basket.
The disillusion is strong with this one ͡° ͜ʖ
lol, isnt that combined with the handheld, with that huge install base, i mean come on, each fanboy at least bought the game twice, just shows what kind of games the install base will support, maybe they shouldv put bayonetta 2 in the 3DS xD
The Wii U sold 4.80 million copies, meaning it is currently the lowest selling in the series. Direct quote. I think the haters have a point
The haters are ignoring that 4m for an exclusive on the least popular system is still good numbers, especially when many games on more popular systems don't break those numbers. The haters have a bias, not a point.XD @ Tef That's an uninformed opinion; between 3DS and Wii U, there are tons of indies and third party games to supplement the exclusives.
Wonder Are you forgetting that exclusives is all nintendo has Nintendo you basically have no choice but the exclusives. Playstation, extremely big variety, alot of exclusives too but full 3Rd party support Same with xbox just not as much exclusives but a good bit as well as extreme 3Rd party support
Imagine if wiI u actually sold good, there would of been way more copies of this game sold!
how in the world are you going to brag about sales,when the wiiu was a flop compared to it's competition?Sony and soft made waaaaaaay more money off of software sales,heck,sony made more money off of psn alone.
But you don't care about sales. If you do then you would know that last quarter PS4 outsold 3DS and Wii U COMBINED 3:1 and PlayStation division made half a billion dollars profit and Nintendo reported 200 million loss. It's going to be rough next 3 quarters for Nintendo. I hope they will be profitable this fiscal year.
You're only counting losses and expenditures on Nintendo's part and completely ignoring that Sony has had losses and expenditures that far outweigh what Nintendo has. That on top of the fact that Nintendo's various marketing deals using their IP's for stuff like Amiibo, Poke-GO, clothing and apparel, hell even Nintendo-character-themed cafes, have been bringing Nintendo attention and profit from many more areas. Just because Sony's doing well, doesn't mean you need to worry about Nintendo's finances, even by comparison.
Sony had losses? As a whole? I'm talking only about PlayStation division since whole Nintendo is basically one gaming division. Sadly, I don't see Nintendo being profitable this fiscal year mainly duo terrible Wii U and 3DS sales. Horrible software sales also. I mean, PS4 in 2,5 years sold 270 million games. 3DS took 5 years to reach 270 million games. I hope NX won't be home console because it would be another flop like Wii U, N64, NGC,... Amiibo, poke-go making money still Nintendo reported biggest quarterly loss in 5 years? Next 3 quarters will be brutal for Nintendo.
Sony's PSV sales have been dragging their gaming dept down, whereas Nintendo's software sales between Wii U and 3DS have been doing splendidly despite the lower number of Wii U units sold. They've been making profit for ages now, more than enough to balance out whatever losses they've taken by putting money into NX R&D. The NX being a home console won't guarantee that its a flop, either.
Fantastic numbers for Wii U exclusive! I wish other Wii U games sell this well: PS4 - 270.9 million games sold after 2,5 years http://www.dualshockers.com... Wii U - 88.72 million games sold after 3,5 years https://www.nintendo.co.jp/...
Nearly bout a wii U for this game. The only nintendo exclusive that sells me the console.
Not even zelda???
Not a zelda fan plus it's milked to death
Whaaaa? Its funny because i know not one type of game will appeal to every single gamer but i absolutely love zelda. Ocarina will always be a classic in my eyes
While this is a great accomplishment, it's a shame that the Wii U version hasn't sold more than the N64 original yet
i thought the wiiu version is gona end up selling more, since its the superior one, but i guess many didnt bother since they already played the 3ds one.
It should be no surprise that the 3DS version sold more
Not when it has at least 4 times the amount of systems sold no.
Of course it sold high numbers. Lucina and Robin are the best
Love this game
If they re-released melee it would probably become the best selling smash game by a pretty wide margin
Not when people are hit by a truth bomb over nostalgia. It's a broken unbalanced game. I still love it but it's not what people remember.
I will never like this game but when i was younger it had a huge fan base, and i have a feeling it always will. Good for NIN
Nintendo Smash Brothers is amazing. There is something special about it.
Nintendo key games sell. They're the most popular on that system. It's why I purchased a WiiU. It definitely wasn't for the third party titles. Lok
Oh I bought mine for delayed/non exsistant (in my books) Rayman games (so they could go multiplatform with a previously exclusive game that was basically ready to go) and bad ports of yearly churns... Yay!! ;) Of course it's all about Nintendo 80-90% of games owned for their systems are made by Nintendo because they go to great effort to make sure games are not only fantastic timeless classics that get talked about for years to come (25/30 years plus some of them now) but because the quality of a lot of the 3rd party stuff is so poor it's ridiculous. So many failed promises and rush releases, you never get that with Nintendo hence why they barely patch Any of their games (unless it has an active online element) but majority of their single player games do not require patches because it works and not just to an average standard. For third party I've got my ps4 but always like to keep my options open and Nintendo is always an alternative if not main option. Innovation in every inch of their designs sure they aren't perfect bit stuck behind the times (this happens from time to time when your company has been running for 125+ years) Won't lie tho still got Batonetta 2 to nail through, might even have a bash on 1 again see the Nintendo stuff, also got Lego city Undercover to start and I've heard great things, currently finishing off yoshi and Mario kart, then smash and the Zelda remakes. Plenty going on for Wii u just a shame they didn't have any chat in splatoon. Hey ho. Game on.
Yep. Nintendo games are just too charming to pass up. I have all current gen systems and a gaming pc. Each platform offers some unique titles. I was actually playing my WiiU more than my ps4 up until UC4 launched.
As the article points out, this is combining the sales numbers of the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game, under the pretense that they're the same game. But they are not. Both versions have pretty major differences between them, in stages, game modes, and art style. Two similar, yet different games, actually. Brawl is still the best selling Smash. That said, the sales for both versions of Smash 4 are still pretty damn high. :)
Not bad would be amazing if that was purely Wii U sales but then that would be pretty much every one with the console owns the game... Still 5m out of an approx 12-13 million owners that is amazing attach rate. Must admit I nailed the 3ds version mainly but have got the Wii U one ready for a major session.
What about that 3rd party Street Footer 5 game, how is that selling ?
I know a guy who knows a guy who bought the game.
Sorry for the double.., eh, triple posting
So is the price of Brawl finally gonna drop? i mean the game came out like 10 years ago.
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