Wednesday , January 20 2021

Smash Bros. Ultimate has record-breaking start in Japan



The new Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch is in a hurry, at least in Japan. New sales figures from Famitsu reveal that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold 1.24 million copies during its first weekend (7-9 December).

According to the publication (via Gematsu), this represents the highest launch sales in the Smash Bros. franchise history in Japan. Not only that, but it is the best opening for any Switch game in the island nation, according to the report.

The Famitsu report also states that the launch of Smash Bros. Ultimate as expected helped console sales. Nintendo sold 278,313 Switch devices during the week, which is more than 2.5x more than the 107,450 that Nintendo sold in Japan the week before.

Sales Numbers for Smash Bros. Ultimate in other parts of the world has not been revealed yet, but keep checking back with GameSpot for more.

In other Smash news, the next Ultimate update will come next week. The full list of patch notes has not yet been released, but what we already know is that it will kill any replications in the game that have been saved.

Despite the already great fighter roster, Ultimate gets lots of post-launch character extensions – including Piranha Plant and Persona 5's Joker. We have our own list of characters we want to see.

In our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate review started Edmond Tran played a 9/10, who wrote: "Situational downers do not stop Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from rails as a flexible multiplayer game that can be as freewheeling or as fast as you want it. The entertaining single-player content helps keep the game nice with interesting things to do, as well as strengthening its spirit of loving regards to the games that have enjoyed Nintendo consoles. Ultimate's diverse content is convincing, its powerful mechanics are refined, and the extensive collection is simply amazing. "


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