Nintendo is happy: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the strongest game launch on the Switch

In the UK it’s Super Smash. Bros Ultimate the Switch game that has had the strongest sales start ever. On its first weekend of sales, the game sold more physical units than Mario and Zelda. Even the combined sales of Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee were outbid.

Less surprising is that it is also the most successful start for a game in the Smash series. Ultimate sold three times more than the Wii U version and 60 percent better than Smash Bros. Brawl on the Wii.

And digital sales don’t even play a role. Now that’s pure speculation, but digital sales shouldn’t be too tight, especially with a handheld device that you don’t want to lug around with you anyway.

Nintendo will be pleased, because some analysts had recently predicted that the Switch would miss its goal of bringing 38 million devices to the people by three million. Maybe Smash will correct expectations upwards?

The numbers of Just Cause 4, which only landed in sixth place on the charts and sold 60 percent fewer games than its predecessor, which received much weaker reviews, are less positive. When you consider how ambitious Square Enix sales targets can be, it makes you feel a little apprehensive about the number.

Here are the UK charts:

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • FIFA 19
  • Battlefield 5
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Just Cause 4
  • COD: BLOPS 4
  • Spyro: Reignited Trilogy
  • Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu
  • Fortnite
  • Benjamin has our Super Smask Bros. Ultimate test ready for you in case you haven’t made a purchase decision yet. You will receive the second part including the final verdict in the next few days, as soon as we were able to extensively test the online part.

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