Today’s Nintendo news: early sales data for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but also…
- Fire Emblem Heroes
- Nintendo Switch
- Splatoon 2
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
In the United Kingdom, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is off to a strong start. Not only did it debut at #1 of Software sales in the country, it also outsold Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee!, therefore becoming the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game.
But that’s not all, it’s also become the fastest-selling Super Smash Bros. game by a wide margin:
- sales are 302% higher than Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- sales are 233% higher than Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
- sales are 62.5% higher than Super Smash Bros. Brawl
What’s more: those sales do not include digital sales!
Next, here’s the latest video from the Domino King, featuring the entire Super Smash Bros. series!
Finally, the game will once again be featured in Famitsu magazine this week. Here’s the preview pictures:
The latest issue of Famitsu magazine comes out on Thursday in Japan (effectively Wednesday morning/afternoon in North America and Europe respectively).
Fire Emblem Heroes
Here’s the latest TV Commercials for Fire Emblem Heroes, showcasing Book III of the main story (with English and Japanese version):
Ever since launch, Nintendo hasn’t changed the price of the Nintendo Switch, but in the United Kingdom, there was an unofficial price cut since Black Friday. As a result, sales received a major boost: according to Christopher Dring from GamesIndustry.biz, the console ended up selling around 200 000 units during the past 3 weeks. Since launch, the console has now sold about 1.4 million units in the country.
The second battle of the Party Crash Bast event for ARMS took place last weekend, and it’s Springtron who ended up winning against Spring Man, with 56% of wins. Here’s the worldwide leaderboards:
Here’s some pictures of real-life mem cakes, inspired by the in-game collectibles from the Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion DLC:
Those mem cakes are available in capsule toy machines in Japan, and there’s 16 possible types (2 per capsule).
Finally, here’s the recording of the livestream of the latest Splatoon Koshien tournament in Japan:
Source: Squid Research Lab (Twitter)