Super Smash Bros. busts 800,000

Highly anticipated Nintendo brawler sells well in Japan in its first week; Wii sales also boosted.

While American gamers are going to have to wait until March 9 to get their hands on Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Europeans still have no idea when they can expect their copies, the game has been selling like hotcakes since its January 31 release in Japan.

SSBB was only the seventh game in the history of top Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu to be given a perfect score of 40 out of 40, so it was no surprise that the game has been flying off store shelves.

The game has already sold 819,647 copies, easily taking it to number one in the Japanese charts for January 28 to February 3, according to figures released by Media Create.

Capcom's Devil May Cry 4, also released on January 31 came in second, selling some 205,390 copies.

Regarding hardware, the Wii came out on top this week, with SSBB no doubt helping to boost the sales of the console--94,473 were taken home by new owners. The PlayStation Portable came second with 72,528, then the DS Lite with 67,472, PlayStation 3 with 41,796, PlayStation 2 with 12,115, and finally the Xbox 360 with 6,060.

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Zazabar11
Zazabar11

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TheDefinitive
TheDefinitive

camarinox, no, it isn't. Quit dreaming. Halo 3 sold 2.4-2.5 million copies in 24 hours in one country. Super Smash Bros. Brawl didn't.

rayner_lacson
rayner_lacson

SSBB comes out today! not tomorrow Gamestop called and said it comes out today!

namine0222
namine0222

OMG!!! Smash Bros is coming this sunday!!!! I have it for Japanese Version but not for English one!!!! I will be fine because I reserved Smash Bros!

YoshiRules123
YoshiRules123

yea. thats why i reserved Brawl. this is gonna be the game of 2008, and its only March!! (come on, 8 days, move FASTER!!!)

Zarroc96
Zarroc96

Oh crap... if it's sold out in Japan, then it'll definitely be sold out state-side.

bernie0
bernie0

hey brorat u probibly suck at this game

DarkspineSonic0
DarkspineSonic0

I agree Aquachild. And I'm amazed! 819,647 COPIES IN ONE MONTH!!?!?!?!?!? Is this a joke? hey does anybody know when it'll be realeased in Saudi Arabia?

gtuga
gtuga

Wow I hate Europe at this very moment.

carrierj1
carrierj1

SmashBrawlerBoy Woah, I never looked at it that way.

Aquachild
Aquachild

Anyone who thinks this game is going to suck should be banned...from living.

pencilpusher69
pencilpusher69

It seems week 2 sales are over 450,000 units, making this game sell over 1.25 million in japan in only two weeks. Awesome! Devil May Cry 4 dropped to about 35,000 units in it's second week.

Snake329
Snake329

I can't wait for this game. It's going to last us about 10 years before we get bored of it, seeing as how Melee lasted 7 years, and people are still playing it.

444777
444777

i don't understand..........

Agreb91
Agreb91

That is not surprising to see.

VenomRitual
VenomRitual

i'll wait another year for a better wii, like a new color or a model that stops dust from entering the cd insert. when is wii sports 2 coming out?? XD

Meta_Ridley89
Meta_Ridley89

Try to get Wii first... It's more difficult than games like Mario Galaxy, Zelda Twilight or Metroid Prime Corruption. So just imagine about SSBB. I'll wait in front of where I'll buy it, with my bro. Maybe I'll get a second copy... for a friend if he gives me enough money so I'll have two Brawl copies for March 9th for sure.

3G-ENIE
3G-ENIE

Very nice~~ High five!!

tophat666
tophat666

one of those copies is my friends and i got to play it over the weekend. i'm maining Snake.

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

No wonder. Brawl is the reason I bought my Wii, way back at launch.

ketchupclaw
ketchupclaw

@ Brambler: Me too, at first, but then I remembered...X Play is terrible. They don't know how to play games there. Watching Sess and Webb play was painful. I'm beginning to think that X Play is the worst VG coverage out there, especially after watching an episode of the 1Up show. You want hardcore gamers, man, that show's got 'em.

Brambler
Brambler

I saw them playing this on X Play yesterday. I can't believe everyone gets so hyped over this game.

deadkingdg
deadkingdg

Sonicplys SSBB: the greatest game ever made since Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Vagrant Story also got a perfect score from Famitsu, and that's the best game ever, IMO. :P Higher sales doesn't mean better. It's just that games with certain names, like Mario, will sell well no matter how good they are. Just look at Mario and Sonic at the Olympics...

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

Another AAA game for the Wii!!:D

potatoesman
potatoesman

CUDCUD ? what the hell are you on about?

majidok
majidok

Thanks Blueforce7 . I was wondering about the 40 as opposed to 100 or 10 or Alphabetic score , not that the game got a perfect score . Thanks for the info ;)

brosim1104
brosim1104

so.... PSP IS doing well out there after all.... ineresting....

Kar3
Kar3

America can beat those sales no sweat!

Jecr9
Jecr9

My people good information that I and encotrado on this game is very promising because this game will do one of the best in this system Wii. It is better than the meele and many more have the same character who brings about 32 brawl character is worth the espena the game really is not going to repentir and players who are not expected to see the van;) but soon we arrived shortly least one month and will make the game of year

x_SuperMario_x
x_SuperMario_x

luckily february is the shortest month of the year...

bunyipbrown
bunyipbrown

yeah 800 000 and it's only being sold in Japan. That is seriously good numbers there. Not many games even get up to that number in its entire shelf life.

Sonicplys
Sonicplys

SSBB: the greatest game ever made since Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

jerseynut2004
jerseynut2004

And people say the PS3 is making a comeback...

jerseynut2004
jerseynut2004

No surprise here! AWESOME!! CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!

maverick_41
maverick_41

haha i knew it, the wii is kickin' but, and takin' names!!! HA

larvaelord26
larvaelord26

Ha, Xbox got Owned, But yes this shows that brawl will be a threat to public health when it is sold in America, the econemy will plummet, and we will enjoy it while the world ends, the only survivors will be the people who don't have wiis. Now I'm off topic, but oh well, Brawl will rule!

Leick3
Leick3

heres a prediction, 10 million copies sold worldwide in 1 year, no seriously this is gonna be huge

ElBarto08
ElBarto08

blueforce7 the magazines called famitsu

taddia
taddia

that's pretty good, but after all the hype i thott this game would have been burned like the hell in all stores oO. Also.. psp selling more than ds lite? uhm..

Blueforce7
Blueforce7

@majidok On this japenese game magazien,they have 4 reviewers review the game. Each review being worth 10 points,brawl got a perfect 40 out of 40. Sorry,i don't know the name of the magazien.

SmashBrawlerBoy
SmashBrawlerBoy

Brawl is not just another game. Nintendo has created classic games by the thousands, and it took a long time to do so. Brawl holds the power of those thousands of classics through characters, appearances, music, trophies, stickers, and 1000+ other ways. It's not a game that was created from a bad idea that crashes and burns. It's a game that has a history to it, a game that has been reinforced from the games that it has been created from. And the classics that it has been created from are simply the best- you won't find a greater classic than Ornica of Time. You won't find a greater background than Mario. Better addictiveness than the original Sonic. Brawl gives a fresh, and outstanding new feel to all of those powerful and history-making games. No other than Nintendo can do so. No other has the history and Superior knowledge that Ninendo has, and what a great history of games it is, only able to be created from such Superior knowledge. Nintendo has created a masterpiece yet again. No one can argue with that. No one. Respect it. Live it. Love it. Peace.

majidok
majidok

I wonder what that 40 out of 40 score could mean ? whats the logic behind 40 ?

grunt_destroyer
grunt_destroyer

wish the japanese wouldn't be so ardent about staying away from american products. they could show some more acceptance like we have of their products. besides that how bout some appreciation for all the huge role the american market has done for their economy.

omega_viper89
omega_viper89

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