Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Sells 2.8 Million

Franchise's portable debut off to a strong start; Wii U version launching on November 21.

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Alongside the announcement of a release date for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. today, Nintendo also revealed a sales update for the 3DS iteration. It has sold 2.8 million copies worldwide to date. This covers physical and digital units sold across Japan (where the game was released back in September), as well as the Americas and Europe, which welcomed the game on October 3.

Sales of this level make Super Smash Bros. for 3DS one of the system's best-selling games of all time.

“Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is already in the hands of more than 2.8 million people worldwide, and the road ahead looks great," Nintendo marketing executive Scott Moffitt said in a statement. "Nintendo’s holiday software lineup is more than impressive, and our amiibo figures start a new chapter in the world of Nintendo interactive entertainment. With so many great experiences available, this holiday season is going to be an amazing time to be a Nintendo fan."

The Wii U version of Super Smash Bros., meanwhile, will be released on November 21 in North America and December 5 in Europe.

Nintendo also confirmed that the first wave of amiibo toy figures will be released when the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. launches next month. These toys will sell for $13 each, and twelve will be included in the first wave, while a second wave of six additional toys will launch in December.

The amiibo toys can interact wirelessly with compatible games--Super Smash Bros. is the first, though they will also eventually work with Mario Party 10, Yoshi's Woolly World, and Mario Kart 8. Using the Wii U Gamepad's NFC technology, players can simply tap them onto the controller to "activate" them.

The New 3DS will feature built-in NFC technology, while Nintendo also plans to sell an adapter for the existing 3DS that lets amiibo toys work with the portable.

amiibo November releases:

  • Mario
  • Peach
  • Yoshi
  • Donkey Kong
  • Link
  • Fox
  • Samus
  • Wii Fit Trainer
  • Villager
  • Pikachu
  • Kirby
  • Marth

amiibo December releases:

  • Zelda
  • Diddy Kong
  • Luigi
  • Little Mac
  • Pit
  • Captain Falcon

For more on Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, check out GameSpot's review and what other critics are saying.

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