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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the fastest-selling Switch game ever

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the fastest-selling Switch game ever

Ultimate has become officially the fastest-selling Nintendo home console game ever in Europe, beating Mario Kart Wii by 30% - which went on to sell 37 million copies worldwide. As Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé shared last week, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild all have attach rates of better than 50 percent (meaning half of all Switch owners have these games). Microsoft stopped releasing official Xbox One sales figures ages ago - just a year after its release, in fact.

Nintendo has sold 8.7 million Switch consoles since its launch 21 months ago, making it the fastest-selling video game systems in the USA during that time, according to data from the NPD Group.

"Super Smash Bros. Ultimate", which hit stores on December 7, is now the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time, as well as the fastest-selling game in the Super Smash Bros. series.

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Coming out of hugely successful Thanksgiving weekend, Nintendo has now announced the Switch is the fastest-selling game console in the United States of the current generation of consoles.

No mention was made of the Switch Online service, which launched in September and is required to play Super Smash Bros. The more recent Super Mario Party stands at 1.4 million and Pokémon: Let's Go a total of 2 million.

These Switch sales numbers are specific to the United States. 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.

Nintendo noted that its hardware unit and dollar sales have hit their highest point since 2011.