New sales data is in for Super Smash Bros Ultimate, which means new insight into the Super Smash Bros series as a whole. The Nintendo Financial Results Explanatory Material 3rd Quarter of Fiscal Year Ending March 2022 report noted new sales figures for the Switch entry. It is now at 27.4 million copies sold worldwide as of December 2021. This is following 3.3 million in sales between April 2021 and December 2021. As Niko Partners Senior Analyst Daniel “ZhugeEx” Ahmad pointed out, this means the series passed 69 million copies sold.
Here is the graph Ahmad shared. It covers every entry since the original Super Smash Bros’ debut on the Nintendo 64 in 1999. Melee followed on the GameCube in 2001. In 2008, Brawl showed up on the Wii. Six years later, Super Smash Bros launched on the 3DS and Wii U in 2014. Ultimate followed in 2018. (As a reminder, Super Smash Bros Ultimate set a sales record for the series at launch when 1.23 million copies sold in its first three days in Japan.)
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— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 3, 2022
In 2021, the last of the Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC fighters appeared. The run ended with Kingdom Hearts‘ Sora joining the roster. However, extra Spirits like Evil Ryu still showed up. In a Famitsu interview, creator Masahiro Sakurai said there were no plans for a sequel yet.
Super Smash Bros Ultimate is available for the Nintendo Switch.
Image Source: Masahiro Sakurai