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​'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' Is Europe's Fastest-Selling Nintendo Home Console Game Ever

​'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' Is Europe's Fastest-Selling Nintendo Home Console Game Ever

Nintendo continues to smash sales records with December's fighting extravaganza Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, on Switch.

Just three days after it released, Ultimate became the UK's fastest-selling Switch game ever. And now it's been crowned the "fastest-selling Nintendo home console game of all time in Europe!" Not a bad opening 11 days at all.

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The announcement was made by Nintendo on Twitter today. And it means the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and the combined sales of Pokémon: Let's Go! Pikachu and Eevee - were simply no match for the latest Smash instalment.

So how many copies has it sold all together? That number is confidential, and will probably stay that way unless Nintendo decide to spill the beans. But Business Wire reported that Ultimate sold three million copies in 11 days in the US.

In response to mammoth sales across the pond, Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Doug Bowser, said: "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," Bowser continued [via VG247].

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If, somehow, you're still unsure on whether to buy Smash Ultimate, multiple gaming outlets have reviewed it as, simply, unmissable.

IGN gave it a 9.4, and notes that it's "the most comprehensive game in the series to date". There's "an absurd amount to play, fight, and unlock".

Edge magazine gave the "rapturous celebration, not just of Nintendo, but video games as a whole" a 9/10. GamesRadar+ said it "blows most other fighters out of the water," and scored it 4.5/5.

It might also be that Ultimate has made GAMINGbible's own Games Of The Year - but you'll have to check out our Facebook page from 22 December to be sure.

What do you think about this news? Are you surprised? Have you played Smash Ultimate yet? What is your favourite Switch game? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: Nintendo

Topics: Technology, switch, Entertainment, Europe, Sales, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo, UK, US

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

 

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