Ultimate was the best pre-selling game for the Switch and the Super Smash Bros. series. This performance should receive an additional boost from the December release of the Super Smash Bros. "Ultimate is now both the fastest-selling game in the series and our fastest-selling home console game in Australia and New Zealand", managing director of Nintendo Australia, Kamon Yoshimura, said in the press release. 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". "We're looking forward to delivering more excitement and smiles to our fans in the coming year and beyond".
Ultimate isn't the only game Nintendo is proud of.
With 74 playable fighters, over 100 stages, more than 800 music tracks and much more, Super Smash Bros.
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available now at retailers and in Nintendo eShop, and in a limited hardware bundle complete with branded Joy-Con controllers and dock and a download code for the game. Total sales over the game's first three days were nearly 30 percent higher than for Mario Kart Wii, which ended up shipping more than 37 million copies worldwide.
Plenty of gamers are feeling the urge to catch 'em all too, since Pokemon Let's Go has sold 2 million copies - this figure includes both the Pikachu and Eevee versions - since its November 16 release. And, Super Mario Odyssey has sold over 4.7 million units.
That list includes The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee and now Smash Bros. Nintendo stock hit a five year high of $58.45 a share this year, only to shed more than 40 percent of its value this month, with a year-low of $33.90.
Sales of the Switch aren't the only thing Nintendo is celebrating.