Amazon reports that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the best-selling video game product of all time in 2018.
This is just crazy, considering that we’ve had so many blockbuster games this year. Just a few that I can think of off the top of my head are Marvel’s Spider-Man, Red Dead Redemption 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Far Cry 5, NBA 2K19, Call of Duty WWII, Dragonball Fighter Z, and probably a few more that have already been developed in the sea of games this year.
SSBU did, however, shatter records for highest pre-order SSB game sales, according to Nintendo. But this is just in terms of video games. And Nintendo. So the scope is limited.
But Amazon’s statement is compared to other games, hardware, software, and the whole shebang. This means that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the best-selling video game item of 2018, and the game just launched a few hours ago. This means that just within the span of a few hours (if I’m reading this report correctly), SSBU outsold all other games, hardware, currency cards, accessories, digital store cards, and everything else game-related between Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo stores entirely.
Typically, the store cards are the best selling product at the end of each year, but Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has put everything to shame. And so quickly.
Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, so these numbers may somewhat be representative of other retailers whether they’re online or physical. But we can’t say this for sure, because some games like Black Ops 4 span across multiple platforms and have higher install bases, which may result in higher sales numbers by the end of the year. Regardless, SSBU‘s feat is still very impressive and the numbers just got to show that the SSB community is still going strong.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate released today on the Nintendo Switch. You can buy it on Amazon right now.
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