The crossover fighting game from Nintendo - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - sold 4,424,805 units in two days at retail on the Nintendo Switch, according to VGChartz estimates.
wow.. talk about some crazy numbers. For an exclusive that is unreal.
It's amazing how well Nintendo ips sell. I know people big sonys exclusives up but look at the attachment rate of some of Nintendo's own IP's and it puts them on a different level and the reason why Nintendo will never go 3rd party.
Just for context. Seahawks Twitter has been challenging players to SSB matches. Thats how cross over this game is. Unreal.
And people say exclusives don’t matter!
@VenomUK dont know any gamers who say they dont matter.
Living the dream Are you new to this site? The Xbox One owners on here state pretty much daily that exclusives don't matter
Insane, especially since it's a port..
@bouzebbal It's not a port.
At Retail = just physical. This doesn't even count digital sales as well.
@bouzebbal Its not a port.
Nice, congrats Nintendo! Got my copy last week.
This will be the best selling fighting game ever
Very well could be in the long run. I think Brawl and Smash 4 are the top 2 already lol, unless you count every version of Street Fighter II as one game.
It's by far the best fighting game ever. Every other find fighting game has no way near the amount of content this game has.
It is Vgchartz, But if the total sales in 2 days are anything close to that, that will be nuts
Seriously, even if the word on the street is VGchartz undertracks or overtracks depending on where you stand, the numbers here regardless still has to be staggering.
it undertracks Sony but overtracks MS apparently :P whatever answer suits the narrative I guess..
That's insane. There are AAA multiplats that struggle to put up numbers like that in their lifetimes and Smash 5 did it in less than a week. Well played Sakurai.
Its even more insane when you consider how close the games launch was to christmas. It really is the best playing smash game since melee. Maybe ever.
Actually Sakurai isn't that good at the game ;)
Damn! That is impressive! Smash is ridiculously huge.
Yeah, that seems to be an understatement. Over 4 million in just two days at retail is just bananas! That's the kind of stuff that other devs and publishers (can only) dream about in a game's lifetime! And more than well deserved since the game is absolutely phenomenal to boot. Man you just have to tip your hat to them. Oh, and on a side note, that makes the stories of the sales for Monster Boy Switch towering over all over versions even that much more impressive. Especially when you consider how easily It could have gotten lost in the wash releasing so closely to such a buzz sawing juggernaut. So residual kudos to those guys again as well.
No doubt! Not to mention a complete roster of characters, extra modes. Just seriously a complete package of a game. I mean I ha e to wonder why this isn't top of the list news, if this is even true or close to being true it should be on fire.
Congrats to Nintendo. The smash games are always fun with friends.
This is great for a complete game without cut content.
EA must be flabbergasted.
See what happens when you put together a complete, all-in-one fighting game? Awesome news, and it probably is close to 8-10 million at this point or more.
This franchise has come far since its relatively humble beginnings
I dunno if it's that high or not, but certainly not out of the realm of that given how well it's already done. Especially when this is not even counting digital sales 😲! I hear you though on delivering a complete game. I don't play fighting games nearly as much as I used to, the last offender of such clear cut crap was sf5. And they actually had the nerve to try to sell that garbage to people for 60 bucks. So glad that I wasn't an entry level sucker on that one. gangsta_red6m ago No doubt! Not to mention a complete roster of characters, extra modes. Just seriously a complete package of a game. I mean I ha e to wonder why this isn't top of the list news, if this is even true or close to being true it should be on fire Now that you mention it, I was actually wondering the same thing quietly to myself. Especially when I think back to some of the head-scratching, opinion/fluff pieces that for whatever unexplainable reasons seemed to remain top stories we've seen plastered here. Whereas this is actual, virtually bonafide factual gaming news and rarefied air as far as this type of stuff goes. Definitely deserves to be trending higher.
It's a positive Nintendo article. There are no negatives for the trolls to latch on to so they avoid it like the plague.
coming from Zeldafan64, a bit ironic :p The numbers are well deserved though, its a great game. The only negative I can say about this game is that im not a fan of the 'balloonlike' knockback, i liked smash 4's knockback more. Maybe ill like it more in time, doesnt take away the fun of the game for me though.
Has an exclusive game ever done these numbers before? This is actually insane.
Yes, the top ten highest selling exclusive games since 1995 are all on Nintendo hardware. I wouldn't really count the Sports or Fit series as I believe they were packaged, but the other games on the list all sold very well. #10 - Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo Wii) #9 - Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo Wii) #8 - Super Mario 64 (N64) #7 - Mario Kart DS (Nintendo DS) #6 - New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo DS) #5 - New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo Wii) #4 - Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo Wii) #3 - Mario Kart Wii - (Nintendo Wii) #2 - Wii Play (Nintendo Wii) #1 - Wii Fit (Nintendo Wii)
I think it's safe to assume that Ultimate has surpassed Smash Wii U's sales of 5.35 million in a week if this is what the first 2 days look like.
Massive! 2 days? Insane!
Rumor is that the game is already at 15 million...
Where's the news about Amiibo. It surprises me that I don't see anyone talking about that.
That's crazy! and mine is not counted because I bought mine digitally
Why isn't this one of the top stories? A possible tease is a bigger story than this apparently.
Yeah, a couple of us were wondering the exact same thing. Crazy when you see baity and wonky opinion pieces or articles with suspect info and/or devoid of facts straight trending to the top. This is much more factual, substantive and just pretty insane news the likes that you just don't hear of and it gets stuck behind garbage and fluff. And while none of that diminishes or nullifies Nintendo/Smash"s insane accomplishment(s), it IS curiously weird. Glad that I wasn't the only person thinking so though.
Yeah I mean I'd like a comparison between this and other big releases last year. This might just be one of the best if not the best selling exclusive record in only 2 days.
we see an article about Spiderman selling 9 million in like 3 months, cue the fanfare. Smash sells at least half of that in a week and not a peep. On a system with almost 1/4 of the userbase.
It’s crazy how well it’s doing. 5 people at my job got switches just to play it because we had a co worker bring in his switch and he hooked them lol
Nintendo will one day go either first party or full on mobile and cloud gaming they will just release controllers in the future alll you will need is an app for cloud gaming that’s why they say one day they won’t be in the console business’s makes sense all you will need is an app in the future all the processing will be done in the cloud
What the freaking f....
Lol my brother Both bought it
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