'Smash Ultimate' Becomes The Fastest-Selling Nintendo Game Ever In Aus & NZ

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Ultimate not only the fastest selling game of all time for the Switch, but also the fastest selling game in the Super Smash Bros. series. Ultimate is now the fastest-selling Nintendo home console game in Australia and New Zealand - ever.

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Meanwhile, Nintendo also revealed the Switch has been the fastest-selling current-gen console in the US for the past 21 months, having sold more than 8.7 million units in that time. Nintendo previously reported that the Switch had sold 8.2 million units as of November 26, according to Adobe Analytics. "Nintendo Switch owners have a lot to look forward to in 2019, including new games in the Animal Crossing and Pokémon series, Yoshi's Crafted World, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and more".

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Nintendo hardware unit and dollar sales for 2018 are at their highest annual totals since 2011. Ultimate game, other recently released games that continue to make a splash include Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!, which together total 2 million units, and Super Mario Party at 1.4 million. So many games were released past year that Nintendo had very little left for afterwards and it wasn't really until Pokémon: Let's Go and 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.

According to NPD the Switch has sold more than 8.7 million consoles in the U.S. since last March, which compares to roughly 29 million for the PlayStation 4 and 25 million for the Xbox One.

Nintendo eShop sales have grown 105 percent over 2017. And, Super Mario Odyssey has sold over 4.7 million units.

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The company's website hasn't updated global sales for the Nintendo Switch nor the system's top-selling software since September.

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