Ultimate becoming the fastest-selling Nintendo console game of all time in Australia and New Zealand. Nintendo re-iterates that it's the "overall top-selling USA software publisher so far for 2018" according to NPD data, which will be further boosted by holiday sales and by Smash Ultimate's tail.
In an announcement made on Tuesday, Nintendo also said the Switch is the fastest selling console of the current generation. By comparison, the PlayStation 4 sold 30 million units in the 24 months after its launch, according to Sony.
"We are thrilled to see such a strong reaction from consumers in the second holiday season for Nintendo Switch", Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of sales and marketing and namesake of Mario's nemesis, said in the statement. Ultimate has broken new records in Europe.
Just over a week ago, Super Smash Bros.
Nintendo eShop sales have grown 105 percent over 2017.
Now playing: Watch this: Here's what you need to know about Super Smash Bros. Total European sales over the game's first three days were nearly 30% higher than Mario Kart Wii, which went on to ship more than 37 million copies worldwide.
Nintendo has announced that Super Smash.
The publisher explains that this is their best year, sales-wise, since 2011 (that's five years after the Wii was released and after the Wii Fit craze: notable releases that year include Skylanders, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Super Mario 3D Land, Zelda Skyward Sword and Rayman Origins).
The company's website hasn't updated global sales for the Nintendo Switch nor the system's top-selling software since September.