Ultimate is now both the fastest-selling game in the series and our fastest-selling home console game in Australia and New Zealand", said Managing Director of Nintendo Australia, Kamon Yoshimura."Super Smash Bros.
Launched on December 7, Nintendo managed to sell more than three million copies of Super Smash Bros.
But that doesn't seem to have stopped sales, with The NPD Group reporting that, in the USA, the Switch has been the fastest-selling console this generation over the last 21 months.
"We are thrilled to see such a strong reaction from consumers in the second holiday season for Nintendo Switch". Ultimate are all part of the wide range of games for everyone on Nintendo Switch. After including sales from Super Smash Bros. With 74 characters to choose from, who are you maining?
Nintendo isn't quite at the top of the current-gen hardware pile yet (Sony's head start has allowed them to reach almost 90 million PS4s sold, close to the Wii's lifetime of 101.6 million), but they're getting there quickly. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, and Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! now all have their (rightfully deserved) places on the list.
The Switch console itself sold more than 8.7 million units between its March 2017 launch and last month, putting it ahead of Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One at the same point in their life cycles. Total sales over the game's first three days were nearly 30 percent higher than for Mario Kart Wii, which ended up shipping more than 37 million copies worldwide.
Nintendo eShop sales have grown 105 percent over 2017. The lifetime sales of the Nintendo Switch in the United States have surpassed 8.7 million units as of the end of November according to the NPD Group, which it claims makes it the fastest-selling current-generation console. And, Super Mario Odyssey has sold over 4.7 million units.
For the second time in as many months, Nintendo's PR push focused on the US only and didn't provide any updated global numbers.
The company's website hasn't updated global sales for the Nintendo Switch nor the system's top-selling software since September.