Super Smash Bros. for Wii U hasn’t even launched everywhere around the world yet, but it’s already proving to be a huge success for Nintendo. The game sold nearly half a million copies in the three days following its North American launch – and the biggest shopping day of the year is still to come, later this week.
Nintendo of America marketing/sales man Scott Moffitt explains the fun has just begun:
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. 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.
The company says it sold more than 490,000 copies of Super Smash Bros for Wii U over the weekend following the game’s Friday launch – not bad for a console that is, by all accounts, “struggling”.
Super Smash Bros for Wii U launches in Europe on November 28, Australia/New Zealand on November 29, and finally makes it to Japan on December 6.