Smash Bros Ultimate sells 14 million copies, becomes highest selling fighting game of all time

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#1 SolidGame_basic
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And it didn’t need lousy micro transactions or holding content from players to do it:

https://www.dualshockers.com/super-smash-bros-ultimate-is-now-the-best-selling-fighting-game-of-all-time/

Your thoughts, SW? Are you a fan of the game?

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#2 gameofthering
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I bought it and it stole 5 hours of my life :(

The only one I really enjoyed was Melee.

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#3 DoomNukem3D
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Haven't bought it yet. Looking forward to get into the series again. Does this one make the previous entries obsolete?

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#4 Juub1990
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@doomnukem3d: Why would you even play the other ones? Melee is too old. Brawl is garbage and 4 is meh.

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#5 MonsieurX
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Outselling all of PS4 exclusives

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#6 nintendoboy16
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Better bunker up TC for the swarm of fighting game purists for that title alone.

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#7 mandzilla  Moderator
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Big fan, great game, solid numbers. Nice!

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#8 mojito1988
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I love this game. It is a great example of why Nintendo will always be around. When they are on their A game it simply destroys the competition. There is no comparable first party game on the market.

Sony tried once, and we all know how that went. (just like with handhelds, we will not see that again from Sony)

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#9 DaVillain-  Moderator
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As it should be. Ultimate is alot of fun and packs with more content then any other fighting games.

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#10 YammiReckorrdSan
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I don't have a Switch, so I don't have the game, but if I had one, I'd buy the game for sure. I loved Brawl and Smash 3DS.

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#11 SolidGame_basic
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@yammireckorrdsan said:

I don't have a Switch, so I don't have the game, but if I had one, I'd buy the game for sure. I loved Brawl and Smash 3DS.

dude, get one!

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#12 Archangel3371
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Those are some damn impressive numbers for sure. I bought the game when it launched and am definitely a fan of it. It’s an excellent game with a ton of content.

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#13 AJStyles
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It only sells so well because there is no games on switch worth buying so fanboys desperate for something to play buy the same handful of Nintendo games every gen.

Not impressed at all.

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#14 Migina
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Sales = Quality, now?

Best fighting game of all time will always be Street Fighter 2.

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#15  Edited By MonsieurX
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@migina said:

Sales = Quality, now?

Best fighting game of all time will always be Street Fighter 2.

That's ironic

https://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/ps4-968-million-shipped-on-track-to-100-million-fa-33457725/?page=1

@migina said:

Sony, winning 3/4 generations. You have to give it to them, when you think of gaming in the past 20 years, it's all about Playstation.

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#16 DoomNukem3D
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@Juub1990: What does being old have to do with anything? I knew even after Brawl and others came out a lot of people still preferred Melee.

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#17 Ghost120x
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I already have 90+ hours of playtime. It's a very good game with tons of value.

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#18 Migina
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@MonsieurX said:
@migina said:

Sales = Quality, now?

Best fighting game of all time will always be Street Fighter 2.

That's ironic

https://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/ps4-968-million-shipped-on-track-to-100-million-fa-33457725/?page=1

@migina said:

Sony, winning 3/4 generations. You have to give it to them, when you think of gaming in the past 20 years, it's all about Playstation.

Except, Sony has both. Quality and sales. Also, nice stalking me.

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#19 Juub1990
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@doomnukem3d said:

@Juub1990: What does being old have to do with anything? I knew even after Brawl and others came out a lot of people still preferred Melee.

Melee is the best in the series but no online, no updates, 480p on a CRT with no scaling on a 16:9 HDTV plus you likely won't find friends to play with aside from the hardcore Smash fans.

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#20 Jag85
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@migina said:

Sales = Quality, now?

Best fighting game of all time will always be Street Fighter 2.

Street Fighter II hasn't been the best fighting game in over 20 years...

But Street Fighter II is still the best-selling fighting game. All versions of SF2 sold over 15 million combined. And that's without including the SNES Classic bundles, which sold over 5 million.

And if we include the arcade version, then SF2 is also the highest-grossing fighting game, with all versions (arcade and home) having grossed over $10 billion adjusted for inflation.

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#21  Edited By Litchie
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It really is awesome. Absolutely packed with content. Well deserved.

Best Smash game since Melee, no doubt.

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#22 DoomNukem3D
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@Juub1990: How can you say it's the best in the series and then explain why one shouldn't play it?

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#23 Juub1990
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@doomnukem3d: My post wasn’t clear enough?

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#24 onesiphorus
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While Ultimate has broken a new record, Super Mario Odyssey has now passed the worldwide figures for Super Mario Galaxy at 14.44 million copies.

I think this year is the year of record breakers for all systems.

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#25 DoomNukem3D
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@Juub1990: It seems contradictory that you can say it's the best in the series, but suggest it's not worth playing for rather trivial reasons.

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#26 Juub1990
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@doomnukem3d: It’s the best gameplay wise but it’s lacking many features of the newer ones.

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#27 MonsieurX
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@migina said:
@MonsieurX said:
@migina said:

Sales = Quality, now?

Best fighting game of all time will always be Street Fighter 2.

That's ironic

https://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/ps4-968-million-shipped-on-track-to-100-million-fa-33457725/?page=1

@migina said:

Sony, winning 3/4 generations. You have to give it to them, when you think of gaming in the past 20 years, it's all about Playstation.

Except, Sony has both. Quality and sales. Also, nice stalking me.

SSU is also 93 on MC.

So, sales and quality. What's your next excuse?

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#28 BenjaminBanklin
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That's great... even though I will NEVER understand the appeal of this series.

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Impressive well deserved is a great game.

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#30 Migina
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@MonsieurX said:
@migina said:
@MonsieurX said:
@migina said:

Sales = Quality, now?

Best fighting game of all time will always be Street Fighter 2.

That's ironic

https://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/ps4-968-million-shipped-on-track-to-100-million-fa-33457725/?page=1

@migina said:

Sony, winning 3/4 generations. You have to give it to them, when you think of gaming in the past 20 years, it's all about Playstation.

Except, Sony has both. Quality and sales. Also, nice stalking me.

SSU is also 93 on MC.

So, sales and quality. What's your next excuse?

God of War has 94? And?

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#31 MonsieurX
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@migina said:
@MonsieurX said:
@migina said:
@MonsieurX said:
@migina said:

Sales = Quality, now?

Best fighting game of all time will always be Street Fighter 2.

That's ironic

https://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/ps4-968-million-shipped-on-track-to-100-million-fa-33457725/?page=1

@migina said:

Sony, winning 3/4 generations. You have to give it to them, when you think of gaming in the past 20 years, it's all about Playstation.

Except, Sony has both. Quality and sales. Also, nice stalking me.

SSU is also 93 on MC.

So, sales and quality. What's your next excuse?

God of War has 94? And?

SSU outsold GoW

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#32 uninspiredcup
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I was going to play it, but then I realized SFV was better. So the box is in the corner of the room somewhere.

Maybe give it to a toddler or something.

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#33 phbz
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Bu but what about global sales? Oh wait, global sales don't matter now. What about metacritic?! Oh wait, ah I know, Nintendo games are for children! Did I get it right? Nintendo is doomed.

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#34 KBFloYd
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@MonsieurX said:
@migina said:
@MonsieurX said:
@migina said:
@MonsieurX said:

That's ironic

https://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/ps4-968-million-shipped-on-track-to-100-million-fa-33457725/?page=1

Except, Sony has both. Quality and sales. Also, nice stalking me.

SSU is also 93 on MC.

So, sales and quality. What's your next excuse?

God of War has 94? And?

SSU outsold GoW

lol lets see what his comeback is.

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#35  Edited By KBFloYd
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@uninspiredcup said:

I was going to play it, but then I realized SFV was better. So the box is in the corner of the room somewhere.

Maybe give it to a toddler or something.

the funny thing is that toddler would whoop your ass in the game lol ironic

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#36 Migina
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@KBFloYd said:
@MonsieurX said:
@migina said:
@MonsieurX said:
@migina said:

Except, Sony has both. Quality and sales. Also, nice stalking me.

SSU is also 93 on MC.

So, sales and quality. What's your next excuse?

God of War has 94? And?

SSU outsold GoW

lol lets see what his comeback is.

Yet, GOW had more GOTY awards.

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#37 MonsieurX
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@migina said:
@KBFloYd said:
@MonsieurX said:
@migina said:
@MonsieurX said:

SSU is also 93 on MC.

So, sales and quality. What's your next excuse?

God of War has 94? And?

SSU outsold GoW

lol lets see what his comeback is.

Yet, GOW had more GOTY awards.

It's easy when you count some no-name internet blog

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#38  Edited By KBFloYd
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@MonsieurX said:
@migina said:
@KBFloYd said:
@MonsieurX said:

SSU outsold GoW

lol lets see what his comeback is.

Yet, GOW had more GOTY awards.

It's easy when you count some no-name internet blog

pretty much any internet site can give a GOTY now a days

fact is more people bought smash. more people wanted to play it. plus god of war is dead and collecting dust. while smash will continue to get dlc until 2020.

so you get more for your money with smash. god of war should be discounted to 15$. which is what its worth for the content you get.

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#39  Edited By jaydan
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@migina said:
@KBFloYd said:
@MonsieurX said:
@migina said:

God of War has 94? And?

SSU outsold GoW

lol lets see what his comeback is.

Yet, GOW had more GOTY awards.

We all know you're just a troll account and your blatant attempts to downplay the clear critical and commercial success of a game in the name of mad cow fanboyism is clear; but let's be real now and play by your game: God of War is just your one-and-done 15 hour experience. At least Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has infinitely superior replay value and people that finished the single-player content still have all the reasons to keep playing the game.

That's what Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has that God of War does not.

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#40 Migina
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@jaydan said:
@migina said:
@KBFloYd said:
@MonsieurX said:
@migina said:

God of War has 94? And?

SSU outsold GoW

lol lets see what his comeback is.

Yet, GOW had more GOTY awards.

We all know you're just a troll account and your blatant attempts to downplay the clear critical and commercial success of a game in the name of mad cow fanboyism is clear; but let's be real now and play by your game: God of War is just your one-and-done 15 hour experience. At least Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has infinitely superior replay value and people that finished the single-player content still have all the reasons to keep playing the game.

That's what Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has that God of War does not.

Lemming, please keep your hands to yourself. I'm not speaking with you. This is between sheeps and cows.

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#41 Migina
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@KBFloYd said:
@MonsieurX said:
@migina said:
@KBFloYd said:
@MonsieurX said:

SSU outsold GoW

lol lets see what his comeback is.

Yet, GOW had more GOTY awards.

It's easy when you count some no-name internet blog

pretty much any internet site can give a GOTY now a days

fact is more people bought smash. more people wanted to play it. plus god of war is dead and collecting dust. while smash will continue to get dlc until 2020.

so you get more for your money with smash. god of war should be discounted to 15$. which is what its worth for the content you get.

So sales > critical acclaim. In that case, the PS4's 95+ million units sold vs. the Switches 35 million means that the PS4 is objectively a better console, right?

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#42 jaydan
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@migina said:
@jaydan said:
@migina said:
@KBFloYd said:
@MonsieurX said:

SSU outsold GoW

lol lets see what his comeback is.

Yet, GOW had more GOTY awards.

We all know you're just a troll account and your blatant attempts to downplay the clear critical and commercial success of a game in the name of mad cow fanboyism is clear; but let's be real now and play by your game: God of War is just your one-and-done 15 hour experience. At least Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has infinitely superior replay value and people that finished the single-player content still have all the reasons to keep playing the game.

That's what Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has that God of War does not.

Lemming, please keep your hands to yourself. I'm not speaking with you. This is between sheeps and cows.

This is how I know you're an alt-account. All you mad cows alts say the same thing.

Did you pay the troll toll?

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@Juub1990: Gameplay is what's most important.

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#45 mandzilla  Moderator
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Clearly Smash sold over 14 million copies because Isabelle is in it.

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#46 Pedro
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Nintendo is the company that benefits the most from exclusives mainly due to nostalgia but it works in moving units.

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#47 nintendoboy16
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@Pedro said:

Nintendo is the company that benefits the most from exclusives mainly due to nostalgia but it works in moving units.

I see this conspiracy theory hasn't gone away.

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#48 Pedro
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@nintendoboy16: Yep, it's a conspiracy that gamers buy games based on past positive experiences with an IP from the oldest console manufacturer ?

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#49 nintendoboy16
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@Pedro said:

@nintendoboy16: Yep, it's a conspiracy that gamers buy games based on past positive experiences with an IP from the oldest console manufacturer ?

Because it is. There is no evidence that is the reason their products still sell well. Maybe it sells well because the game is GOOD! And that the audience for Smash has since grown since the late 90's.

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#50 jaydan
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@Pedro said:

@nintendoboy16: Yep, it's a conspiracy that gamers buy games based on past positive experiences with an IP from the oldest console manufacturer ?

It's definitely not a conspiracy that people feel nostalgic over certain things; however, that's virtually any video game developer/publisher out there.

Nintendo captivates their nostalgia through mascots, but other companies captivate this type of nostalgia over gameplay styles. People prefer to play open world games, or FPS's, or RPG's, or racing sims, or open world games, and so on.

Introducing a new IP is seldom a genuinely new and refreshing take on gaming. New IP's really only cast the illusion of playing something new when in fact it's the 20th open world game you've played since you started playing them at the age of ten.

Nostalgia comes in many forms, and mascots is a niche that Nintendo is strongest at, but not limited to them.