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As posted by Nintendo themselves on Twitter, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is currently the best pre-selling game on the Switch AND the best pre-selling SSB game to date.

Sales predictions are already high with both fans and critics alike, and this just serves as justification for those predictions. I previously predicted that Ultimate could sell around 5 million in its first month, but given this information it will likely be much higher than that. If Pokemon Lets Go could sell 3 million in 3 days and Smash Bros is looking to outpace even that, then this game could easily end up selling over 10 million units in no time at all.



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Redundant news. About as interesting as the New Orleans Saints winning another NFL game. It's to be expected.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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This is due to the bundle which is afaik.a first for nintendo



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Nice! Go Smash Bros!! :D



Can't wait to see first week numbers



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kirby007 said:
This is due to the bundle which is afaik.a first for nintendo

This is true. If the bundle didn't exist, pre-sales numbers would likely be in the double digits.



kirby007 said:
This is due to the bundle which is afaik.a first for nintendo

No, this is due to this being the normal course of time. The bundle doesn't make a difference for these metrics, SSBU would have won them anyway.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club

RolStoppable said:
kirby007 said:
This is due to the bundle which is afaik.a first for nintendo

No, this is due to this being the normal course of time. The bundle doesn't make a difference for these metrics, SSBU would have won them anyway.

Maybe but it deffo strenghtens the natural preorders



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kirby007 said:
This is due to the bundle which is afaik.a first for nintendo

 

mZuzek said:
kirby007 said:
This is due to the bundle which is afaik.a first for nintendo

This is true. If the bundle didn't exist, pre-sales numbers would likely be in the double digits.

 

RolStoppable said:
kirby007 said:
This is due to the bundle which is afaik.a first for nintendo

No, this is due to this being the normal course of time. The bundle doesn't make a difference for these metrics, SSBU would have won them anyway.

I'm actually extremely curious as to how many Smash bundles made available WW. Maybe 100-200k?? 



kirby007 said:
RolStoppable said:

No, this is due to this being the normal course of time. The bundle doesn't make a difference for these metrics, SSBU would have won them anyway.

Maybe but it deffo strenghtens the natural preorders

Of course the bundle increases the pre-sales. We have two metrics here:

1. Pre-sales of SSBU vs. previous SSB games. That's an easy win for SSBU due to the state of general pre-sales, because the digital business was much smaller in 2014 than it is in 2018.

2. Pre-sales of SSBU in comparison to other Switch games. The installed base of Switch continually grows and SSBU is not only the newest game in this comparison, it's also the biggest Switch game of the year. Add the fact that Nintendo recently added further pre-sale incentive (10% cashback for digital preorders as opposed to 5% if people buy after release date), and it's an easy and expected feat to accomplish for SSBU. The bundle increases the margin of victory for SSBU, but SSBU would have won anyway.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

A Biased Review Reloaded / Open Your Eyes / Switch Gamers Club