Super Smash Bros. Breaks Wii U Sales Records

Mascot brawler dethrones Mario Kart 8 to become fastest-selling Wii U game in the US, shifting 490,000 copies in three days.

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Super Smash Bros. is now the fastest-selling Wii U game of all time in the United States, selling 490,000 combined physical and digital units during the three-day November 21-23 period.

Mario Kart 8 was the previous fastest-selling Wii U game ever for the US. Super Smash Bros for Wii U sales are likely to continue later this month and into December, when the game is released across Europe, Australia, and Japan.

In a statement, Nintendo of America marketing executive Scott Moffitt said Nintendo's holiday season is already "off to a great start," though he cautioned that "there's a lot of work left to do." He also teased that Nintendo has "a few more surprises" in store for fans.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U predecessor Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008) has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide to date. That figure is far higher than the Wii U's current global install base.

For more on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, check out GameSpot's review.

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