When the latest iteration of Super Smash Bros. arrived on Nintendo’s 3DS and the reviews were overwhelmingly positive, it was almost a bygone conclusion that the mascot brawler would receive similar, if not better, appraisal when it arrived on the company’s flagship console — and the numbers didn’t disappoint.
In a statement today, The Big N revealed that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U sold a staggering 500,000 copies in only three days. Not bad for a console that many consider to be dead in the water, eh?
In tandem with the announcement, Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales touched upon the success of the title and how Super Smash Bros. can be the perfect starting point for a string of upcoming exclusives that will, he hopes, broaden the appeal of the Wii U hardware.
“The Nintendo holiday is off to a great start, but there’s a lot of work left to do and a few more surprises in store for our fans,” said “With great deals coming on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and great content like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launching next week, Nintendo will offer shoppers the best combination of fun and value this holiday season.”
Given that this is the first entry into the franchise in almost six years, there was clearly a lot of pent-up demand for Super Smash Bros. That coupled with the new system and the brawler’s expansive roster of beloved characters means that it should come as no surprise that Nintendo’s title has hit the ground running.
Super Smash Bros. is currently available across 3DS and Wii U and we loved each iteration. For more on our thoughts on the console version, be sure to check out our glowing review.