Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has created record-breaking sales in the US by selling more than 490,000 units in three days. According to user reports from NeoGAF, the game is out of stock in the UK and is catching up in popularity around the world by living up to the user’s expectations.
Nintendo is definitely happy with the sales during the holiday season with the company’s officials stating that the sales are “off to a great start”. The company is set to launch the game in Australia and Japan in the coming days that will give a massive jump to the sales figure. Super Smash Bros. is the sequel to Super Smash Brawl (2008) that sold 12 million units and was well received by gamers. The game can be downloaded from eshop on Wii U.
“There are more surprises on the way,” said Nintendo in a statement.
The record sales figure including digital and physical units has revealed that the game has lived up to the user’s expectations and has received high ratings on game review websites. The game has become the fastest-selling title till date for consoles in the US Daniel Starkey at GameSpot explains the unique “Recovery” feature in the game that usually makes a character to make it back through a technique.
The success of the game is attributed to the perfect mix of depth and variety and the casual gaming experience. While there are about 7.8 million Wii U users, the number of titles that were sold shows the real popularity of the new game. Nintendo is likely to face a shortage of game titles as it is already out-of-stock in the UK and has to launch the game on other regions like Japan on Dec. 6. The game was released in Europe on Nov.28 and is already facing shortages in supply.
“The Nintendo holiday is off to a great start, but there’s a lot of work left to do and a few more surprises in store for our fans,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With great deals coming on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and great content like Captain Toad: Treasure Trackerlaunching next week, Nintendo will offer shoppers the best combination of fun and value this holiday season.”
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