Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS sales surpass 6.19 million worldwide


There was concert about how Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, would successfully transition the mascot brawler to handheld, but it’s seemingly defied expectation.

Nintendo’s Financial Results Briefing saw Satoru Iwata share that sales have now surpassed 6.19 million units, hoping that word-of-mouth will continue to allow them to pick up.

“Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS was released last September in Japan and last October overseas. We announced at the last Briefing that the number of sales was 3.22 million units by the end of last September and it reached 6.19 million units by the end of the last year,” Iwata shared.

He continued, “Before the release, some were skeptical of the sales potential of Super Smash Bros. for handheld devices because the series had been popular for home consoles, but the steady sales of the title even today have proven it untrue. The quality of the title has also been highly praised.

“The Super Smash Bros. series is not as popular or well-known in Europe as in Japan and the U.S. This is why the initial sales of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS were not strong in Europe. As the time goes by after the release, however, the sales have picked up thanks to word-of-mouth.”

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS was recently patched to Version 1.0.5, adding in amiibo support for those that own a new Nintendo 3DS.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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