Nintendo will never let Masahiro Sakurai rest ever again, will they?
That Super Smash Bros. Ultimate performed extraordinarily well in the US upon its launch last month is clear. The game was the bestselling game of the month, according to the NPD Group, and also the fifth bestselling game for the whole year, edging out titles that had been on sale for far longer than it. And all of this without digital sales being tracked.
However, the true scale of its success can be hard to understand. You see, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate now holds the record for the biggest exclusive launch ever, in terms of dollar sales. That puts it ahead of Halo 3 and Halo Reach, which were previous holders of the record.
“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate set a new launch-month dollar sales record for a platform exclusive in Video Game history,” said NPD Analyst Mat Piscatella to VentureBeat. “[It exceeded] the launch month dollar sales of 2010’s Halo: Reach.”
Given just how incredible the game is — and it really is fantastic — it’s not a surprise to see just how incredibly well it is doing. One has to imagine that the extremely hyped upcoming DLC will keep it selling for a long time to come too. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is out exclusively on Nintendo Switch.