Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has sold more than 2.8 million units worldwide.

Thanks to successful launches in Europe, America and Australia*, the total number of copies sold for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has passed the 2.8 million mark worldwide. This first installment in the series for a portable system has been very warmly received by both press and fans, the first sales figures give Nintendo a flying start towards the festive season.

The “Smash Season” gets another boost today with the reveal of the European release date for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. This first HD installment in the fighting game series will be available in stores across Europe from December 5th. The first series of Nintendo’s interactive amiibo figures will launch a week early on November 28. The first series consists of twelve famous Nintendo characters, the second series with an additional six characters will follow on December 19.

Fans can download the Super Smash Bros. software. for Wii U from retail or Nintendo eShop, but the game will also be sold as part of two bundles from December 5:
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U + Mario amiibo
This series includes a copy of the game and the first amiibo in the series – none other than Mario!
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U + GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U
Ideal for fans who grew up with Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo GameCube system! This limited edition bundle includes a copy of the game and an adapter that lets fans connect up to four Nintendo GameCube or WaveBird controllers to a Wii U console.
Also available from December 5 is a separate black Nintendo GameCube Controller – Super Smash Bros. Edition and a separate GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U available.

Super Smash Bros.  for Nintendo 3DS has sold more than 2.8 million units worldwide

The previously announced first series of amiibo, Nintendo’s entry into the toys-to-life category of interactive figures, will be available for purchase on November 28. The first series consists of the following 12 amiibo figures: Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Pikachu, Kirby and Marth.

Today, Nintendo announced that the second series of amiibo will be available in stores from December 19, consisting of the following characters: Zelda, Diddy Kong, Luigi, Little Mac, Pit and Captain Falcon.
Each amiibo uses NFC technology for unique interactions with compatible games. The amiibo figures offer new gameplay options and thus provide additional value to consumers. Players simply hold the minifigures against the NFC touchpoint on the Wii U GamePad to activate them – no additional devices are required – and some minifigures are compatible with several games. Fans can purchase and collect amiibo for a closer connection to the games and characters they love. More amiibo will be released throughout 2015.

Super Smash Bros.  for Nintendo 3DS has sold more than 2.8 million units worldwide

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will support amiibo from launch on December 5. Titles that will also support amiibo include Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Mario Kart 8, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Woolly World for Wii U, with many more to come. A software update may be required to use amiibo in this or future amiibo compatible games.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be available in stores or digitally from Nintendo eShop on December 5. The first series of amiibo will be available in stores from November 28, the second series of amiibo figures will be available on December 19.

*Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS launched in Japan on September 13, in Europe and America on October 3, and in Australia on October 4. Total sales represent the aggregated first sales from these regions. The data from Europe mainly refers to Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4, as most stores in Europe are on
be closed on Sunday. All sales figures are Nintendo estimates based on both digital downloads and physical copies.

Super Smash Bros.  for Nintendo 3DS has sold more than 2.8 million units worldwide