We have a new king of Smash, at least sales wise. The fourth entry in the Super Smash Bros series is now the highest selling game in the series with 13.13 million copies sold, beating Super Smash Bros Brawl for the crown.
It should be noted that these numbers are including combined sales from the 3DS and Wii U versions. The two versions are essentially the same game, so it is fair to count them this way. The 3Ds sold an impressive 8.12 million copies, putting it behind Brawl in sales if we separate the two versions. This is great news for Nintendo as the 3DS version seemed like a gamble at the time, as the series has been console exclusive before this.
The Wii U sold 4.80 million copies, meaning it is currently the lowest selling in the series. However, it is close to the original game’s sales and could very well beat it before everything is done. The Wii U version’s are still highly impressive given the low install base of the Wii U console; such a high percentage of a console’s install base buying a game isn’t seen often.
For those curious about how much the older games have sold: Super Smash Bros on the N64 sold 5.5 million copies, Super Smash Bros Melee sold 7.41 million and Super Smash Bros Brawl sold 13.10 million. It’s easy to see why Nintendo puts so much time and effort into this series.
There are a ton of rumors floating that Smash 4 will make its way to the NX, so if those rumors turn out to be true these numbers will only grow. It’ll be interesting to see by how much, the future is bright for Smash.