Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is smashing its way up the sales charts

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The enthusiasm for the Switch is much different than what Nintendo experienced with the Wii U, which ultimately didn't sell as well as expected.

Now playing: Watch this: Here's what you need to know about Super Smash Bros. After announcing that the Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling video game system of the generation, the gaming company revealed that the recently released Super Smash Bros.

"Super Smash Bros. Ultimate", which hit stores on December 7, is now the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time, as well as the fastest-selling game in the Super Smash Bros. series.

That makes Ultimate the fastest-selling Switch game of all time in the States, and also the fastest-selling title in the Super Smash Bros. franchise.

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The Switch console itself sold more than 8.7 million units between its March 2017 launch and last month, putting it ahead of Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One at the same point in their life cycles.

Since the Switch launched three years later than its two rivals it'll never catch up, and so direct comparisons between overall sales are essentially meaningless. Ultimate but said it's the fastest-selling game ever released for a Nintendo home console there.

In addition to the above announcements, Nintendo also said its yearly hardware sales are at their highest since 2011.

In the USA sales of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild stand at over 4 million, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at over 5 million, and Super Mario Odyssey on 4.7 million. Super Mario Odyssey has sold over 4.7 million units. It's made it both the fastest-selling Switch and Smash Bros. game as well.

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