Super Smash Bros. becomes fastest-selling Wii U diversion in US

November 26, 2014 - Super Smash Bros

Super Smash Bros. for a Wii U is off to a gangbuster start.

Super Smash Bros. Wii U, a latest diversion launch from Nintendo for a newest console, is off to a quick start.

During a three-day duration of Nov 21-23, Nintendo sole 490,000 earthy and digital units of Super Smash Bros. Wii U in a US, a association announced Tuesday. That creates it a fastest-selling Wii U diversion ever in a US market, knocking Mario Kart 8 off that perch.

Nintendo did not divulge sales total from outward a United States for Super Smash Bros. (Mario Kart 8, meanwhile, sole by 1.2 million copies worldwide in a identical time frame.)

Super Smash Bros. Wii U launched in a US on Nov 21. The diversion facilities a far-reaching operation of famous Nintendo characters, including a iconic Mario and Link of a Legend of Zelda authorization fame. Unlike a platforming found in Super Mario Bros. or a kart racing in Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. Wii U is a fighting game.

The success of Super Smash Bros., though, can’t equivalent a difficulty Nintendo has run into with this console generation. The company’s hardware sales are lagging a Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in a US, and investors are increasingly job on Nintendo to make critical changes as foe gets stronger.

Nintendo’s proclamation also underscores another problem for a company: a success of third-party titles. Some third-party developers have been focusing their efforts on a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One over a final year, arguing that they can get some-more value from their investment in a other platforms. While that’s positively not a box for all developers, Nintendo’s third-party lineup is widely believed to be a bit softer than those on other platforms.

Nintendo did not immediately respond to a ask for comment.

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