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Forums - Sales Discussion - NPD: Smash Ultimate sold 3M+ in 11 days in US,Pokemon Let's go 2M+

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling video game system of this hardware generation through 21 months, according to The NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. From its launch in March 2017 through November 2018, Nintendo Switch has sold more than 8.7 million units, outpacing U.S. sales of all other current-generation systems at the same point in their life cycles.

    Nintendo is also the overall top-selling U.S. software publisher so far for 2018, according to NPD data through November. This performance should receive an additional boost from the December release of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game, which has become not only the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time, but also the fastest-selling game in the Super Smash Bros. series, with U.S. sales of over 3 million units in just 11 days, according to Nintendo’s internal sales data.

“We are thrilled to see such a strong reaction from consumers in the second holiday season for Nintendo Switch,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We’re looking forward to delivering more excitement and smiles to our fans in the coming year and beyond.”

The following data from Nintendo of America is specific to the U.S. only:

  •     Nintendo hardware unit and dollar sales for 2018 are at their highest annual totals since 2011.
  •     Nintendo eShop sales have grown 105 percent over 2017.
  •     Evergreen Nintendo Switch games have set new milestones, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe selling over 4 million and 5 million units, respectively. Super Mario Odyssey has sold over 4.7 million units.
  •     In addition to the fast-selling Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game, other recently released games that continue to make a splash include Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, which together total 2 million units, and Super Mario Party at 1.4 million.

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This means smash is at 6 or 7mil right now WW even if we have no clue how it did in Europe, except for the UK.

Pokemon let's go is a bit disappointing even if the WW numbers must be very good for a spin off.


Swtich could reach 10 mil in the US by the end of the year

Beat me to it :P

3mil in in US is hugeeee. It means that the game will be the highest selling exclusive launch in history and not only that but itll be the top by a mile.

Halo 3 has 3.3mil. Smash has 3mil with like how many more days of tracking lmao? One being chirstmas week xD

Looks like my prediction looking a little realistic lmao



Edit: brawl did 2.7mil first month (6th best US launch). GoW and Spiderman did 1.9mil and 2.6mil respectively

Smash is going to end up at 4-5m in the US alone at the end of December.

And thus, Tbone's 25 million becomes reality.


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The biggest surprise here is Super Mario Party number is closer to Pokemon Let's GO than what had people thought before.

Monster numbers

Unbelievable that.

Kapow! Those are amazing sales.

Looks like the game is a... Smash hit!

I'll see myself out