Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sells 710,000 In U.S.; Amiibo Sales Roughly The Same

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In their first 10 days on sale in the U.S., Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire sold nearly 1.5 million copies combined, Nintendo said in an e-mail to Siliconera this afternoon. Both games launched on November 21st.


Meanwhile, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS—which launched on October 3rd—has sold more than 1.5 million copies in the U.S. thus far.


Finally, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Nov. 21st) has sold nearly 710,000 units in the U.S. thus far. Of even more interest is the fact that the Amiibo figurines, which launched alongside the game, have sold roughly the same amount as the game. Nintendo said Link, Mario and Pikachu (in that order) are their best-sellers.


On the Wii U front, Wii U hardware sales increased by more than 10% over the same period in 2013. The week of November 23rd (ie; Smash week) was the biggest single week of Wii U hardware sales since the system’s launch in November 2012.

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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.