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Super Smash Bros. Sales - Nearly 60 Million Sold Combined, Switch Version Top Seller

The cross-over fighting game franchise, Super Smash Bros., is one of Nintendo's most successful franchises that has seen one release per console starting with the Nintendo 64 and going all the way up to the current console, the Nintendo Switch. 

The entire Super Smash Bros. series has sold nearly 60 million units lifetime with figures of 58.88 million units as of December 31, 2019. With the Nintendo Switch version still selling well it is only a matter of time before the series tops the 60 million mark.

If you combine the sales of the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U Super Smash Bros. games together, the sales have increased steadily with every new release.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch is the most recent release in the series and is also the best-selling game with 17.68 million shipped as of December 31, 2019. Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Nintendo Wii comes in second and is the one other game to reach eight figures with sales of 13.30 million units.

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is the lone handheld release in the series and is the third best-selling with sales of 9.57 million units. 

Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo GameCube sold 7.41 million units, the original for the Nintendo 64 sold 5.55 million units, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U comes in last place with sales of 5.37 million units.

Here is the list of sales in order of release:

  • Super Smash Bros. - 5.55 million
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee - 7.41 million
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl - 13.3 million
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - 9.57 million
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - 5.37 million
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 17.68 million
Last edited by trunkswd - on 03 April 2020

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Each game sold better than the previous one. Ultimate is also the best-selling fighting game of all time, beating out the 67 versions and ports of Street Fighter II combined.



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RolStoppable said:
Each game sold better than the previous one. Ultimate is also the best-selling fighting game of all time, beating out the 67 versions and ports of Street Fighter II combined.

If you combine the 3DS and Wii U versions than yes it is true each version sold better than the previous version.



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I played it for a while but never really get into it. Fighting games are not my thing I guess



My favorite fighting franchise.



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I think the wii u and 3ds versions should be counted together because the 3ds game is a port.



Dyotropic said:
I think the wii u and 3ds versions should be counted together because the 3ds game is a port.

A port of what?  It came out before the Wii U version and each had a lot of different content.



Dyotropic said:
I think the wii u and 3ds versions should be counted together because the 3ds game is a port.

Aside from the roster those games have very little in common. Different stages, modes, music, graphics. 



Looks like Smash Bros. is bigger than ever. ^^



My favourite fighter nowadays