Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is continuing to break records for Nintendo, as the game has sold over three million units in the United States of America since it was released eleven days ago.
Nintendo has issued a press release stating that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has sold a combined three million digital and physical copies of the game in the U.S. since it was released on December 7th. These numbers mean that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the fastest selling Nintendo Switch game and that it has likely surpassed Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee in overall sales.
Nintendo has yet to release the worldwide numbers for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but we know that it has hit almost a million sales in Japan (which is a lot for the region) and is now the fastest selling home console game in Europe, which means that the game may already have become the best-selling game on the Nintendo Switch.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate needs to beat 7.5 million sales in order to outsell Splatoon 2, which seems like an easy goal to reach.
In order for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to become the best-selling game on the Switch, it will need to sell over thirteen million units in order to surpass The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Super Mario Odyssey.
The fact that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate also has DLC characters coming in the future means that it will be staying in the limelight longer than the other best-selling Nintendo Switch games, with Joker from Persona 5 being a huge get for the game that will likely see an increase in sales whenever he becomes available.
Nintendo also revealed that the Switch sold over 8.7 million units in the timeframe spanning March 2017 and November 2018, which has made it the fastest selling console of this generation.
A lot of pundits were speculating back in the summer that Nintendo was gambling a lot on relying on two new titles for their 2018 holiday season. It seems that their bet has paid off, as Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have helped the Nintendo Switch to become the must-have console over the 2018 Christmas period.