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Smash Ultimate Passes Brawl as Top-Selling Fighting Game of All Time

Nintendo launched Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last December to glowing reviews and record-setting pre-order numbers, and it quickly reached 12 million sales and shipments before the end of the year. Nintendo’s popular crossover fighting game has continued to sell well through the first three months of 2019, and according to the new data in Nintendo’s earnings release, it just achieved two major milestones.

With nearly two million more units shipped over the past three months, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate now stands at 13.81 million units sold. That number is impressive by itself, but it’s even more amazing in context.

As pointed out by Stealth on Twitter, this means Ultimate has officially passed Super Smash Bros. Brawl (13.30 million units sold, per Nintendo) as the top-selling game in the franchise. The possible exception to this would be if you consider the Wii U and 3DS iterations of Smash to be one game. Nintendo lists them separately in sales reports, so we treat them as such.

Seeing as Brawl was previously the highest-selling fighting game of any franchise, this also gives Ultimate the title of most popular fighter. With just four months under its belt, that’s an unbelievably fast start! Switch should continue to sell millions more units for years to come, so Smash Ultimate will just keep setting the bar higher and higher.

Sources: Nintendo, Stealth, Twinfinite

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Nintendo Switch Has Officially Passed N64 in Lifetime Sales

Nintendo just published its earnings release for the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2019. That means the last 12 months of sales data is in the books, including updates on hardware totals. Nintendo’s latest numbers show that Switch sold another 2.46 million units last quarter (January – March), which brings its lifetime total to 34.74 million.

If you’re familiar with the sales performance of Nintendo’s past consoles, you know that number marks a major milestone: Nintendo Switch has passed Nintendo 64’s lifetime sales. Nintendo’s flagship console in the late ’90s sold 32.93 million units in its lifetime, and it took Switch just two years to beat that mark. Switch still trails Nintendo 64 when it comes to software units sold, though. The classic console moved 224.97 million units of software, and Switch software sales are at 187.52 million. Switch still has a long life ahead of it, of course, so it will certainly close the gap in due time.

When compared to Nintendo’s most successful home consoles of all time, Switch still has a long way to go. Wii is still the champ with 101.63 million units sold. If we factor in handhelds (Switch is portable), DS dominates with 154.02 million sold. Those are tough numbers to match, but Switch’s pace of 17 million per year is impressive in its own right.

Source: Nintendo

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Switch Hits 8 Million Units Sold in Japan Alone

Nintendo Switch is on a hot streak right now, outselling its 2018 numbers every single week in Japan thus far in 2019. Back in January, we reported that Switch passed 7 million units sold in Japan alone and that it was closing in on PlayStation 4 in that region. Although it hasn’t quite passed up Sony’s console yet, it’s likely to do so in just one or two more weeks. In the meantime, Switch just hit another milestone in Japan.

According to the latest sales data, Switch moved another 40,000 units in Japan last week (easily enough to top the charts), bringing its grand total to just over 8 million. That means Switch has sold over 1 million units in Japan alone since early January. It now trails PlayStation 4 by just over 33,000 sales, so it should eclipse it next week.

We also know that Switch has been the top-selling hardware in the US for the last four months in a row. These stronger than expected sales worldwide over the past few months should boost Switch’s life total considerably. Nintendo infamously lowered their hardware target from 20 million to 17 million earlier this year, but they’ve since been outselling all projections. They’ll likely still fall a bit short of the 20 million target, but they might be closer than previously thought. Nintendo will release their year-end financial data soon, as they’re meeting with investors and reporters over the next few days.

Source: Resetera

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Passes 3 Million Sales in Japan Alone

The weekly hardware and software sales from Japan are in, courtesy of Famitsu (now that Media Create no longer releases their data to the public), and the latest Dragon Ball game is topping the charts. Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission debuted with over 70,000 sales on Nintendo Switch, and with no other major new releases, there was no competition.

Overall it was a fairly boring week in Japan with few noteworthy gaming stories, but the latest sales data shows one popular game hitting a major milestone. With another 14,775 units moved last week, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has now eclipsed 3 million copies sold in Japan alone. Smash joins with Splatoon 2, another Nintendo Switch title that passed the same mark just a few weeks ago. You can check out the full breakdown below.

Software

1. [NSW] Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission – 70,990 / NEW
2. [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World – 28,468 / 78,745
3. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – 18,101 / 212,961
4. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 14,775 / 3,000,151
5. [NSW] Minecraft – 12,278 / 719,845
6. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – 12,111 / 560,098
7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 9,551 / 2,246,416
8. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 8,161 / 3,028,994
9. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 6,309 / 1,281,348
10. [NSW] Super Mario Party – 6,305 / 991,550

Hardware:

Switch – 46,850
PS4 – 8,347
PS4 Pro – 5,507
New 2DS LL – 3,469
New 3DS LL – 919
PS Vita – 482
Xbox One X – 60
Xbox One S – 33

Source: Famitsu (via Nintendo Everything)

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Tops the Charts in Japan

The weekly hardware and software sales from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and it was a strong week with multiple new releases. FromSoftware’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice captured first place with over 157,000 units sold at launch. But Super Robot Wars T from Bandai Namco wasn’t too far behind, with over 132,000 across its PlayStation 4 and Switch versions.

Nintendo Switch once again easily took the top hardware spot with over 56,000 units sold. PlayStation 4 was a distant second with just under 35,000 units sold between the standard and Pro models. The extended 3DS family combined for around 8,000 sales, and no other hardware sold enough units to warrant a mention.

You can check out the full breakdown below. It’s worth noting that this may be the last time we are able to report on Media Create’s sales numbers. Starting next month, Media Create does not intend to release specific data to the public. Instead, they’ll just release a top ten list with no sales figures.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software, 03/22/19) – 157,548 (New)
  2. [PS4] Super Robot Wars T (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 03/21/19) – 88,093 (New)
  3. [NSW] Super Robot Wars T (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 03/21/19) – 44,051 (New)
  4. [NSW] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (Square Enix, 03/21/19) – 28,509 (New)
  5. [PS4] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (Limited Editions Included) (Koei Tecmo, 03/21/19) – 27,734 (New)
  6. [PS4] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (Square Enix, 03/21/19) – 21,041 (New)
  7. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 21,008 (2,974,153)
  8. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo, 01/11/19) – 17,827 (534,367)
  9. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom, 03/08/19) – 15,353 (164,703)
  10. [PS4] The Division 2 (Limited Edition Included) (Ubisoft, 03/15/19) – 15,186 (79,003)
  11. [PS4] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet (Koei Tecmo, 03/21/19) – 12,958 (New)
  12. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 12,504 (2,190,792)
  13. [NSW] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland (Limited Editions Included) (Koei Tecmo, 03/21/19) – 12,473 (New)
  14. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Bundle Editions Included) (Nintendo, 11/16/18) – 10,727 (1,546,944)
  15. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 9,288 (1,064,507)
  16. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 9,136 (649,961)
  17. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 8,585 (1,334,410)
  18. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 7,891 (2,970,723)
  19. [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker (Bandai Namco, 03/14/19) – 7,737 (58,777)
  20. [NSW] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet (Koei Tecmo, 03/21/19) – 7,075 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 56,099 (56,954)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 27,061 (25,015)
  3. PlayStation 4 Pro – 7,834 (7,206)
  4. New 2DS LL – 4,731 (4,040)
  5. 2DS – 2,300 (793)
  6. New 3DS LL – 912 (892)
  7. PlayStation Vita – 376 (870)
  8. Xbox One X – 63 (91)
  9. Xbox One – 28 (45)

Source: 4Gamer (via Gematsu)

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Devil May Cry 5 Tops the Japanese Charts and Boosts PS4 Sales

The weekly hardware and software sales from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and Capcom is enjoying another strong debut. After taking the number two spot with the Resident Evil 2 remake back in January, Capcom took first this week with Devil May Cry 5. Although the hack and slash adventure managed only about half as many launch sales as the survival-horror remake, it still had a respectable debut with 116,202 sales.

Devil May Cry 5 also helped boost PlayStation 4 sales for the week. Sony’s console seemed just about tapped out when multiple new games couldn’t boost its February sales, but Capcom’s latest did the trick. PlayStation 4 sales jumped by around 14,000 units this week. That said, Nintendo Switch is still in a dominating lead with nearly 70,000 sales to PlayStation 4’s 32,000.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom, 03/08/19) – 116,202 (New)
  2. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 23,407 (2,932,439)
  3. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/19) – 20,101 (499,543)
  4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 12,301 (2,166,999)
  5. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Bundle Editions Included) (Nintendo, 11/16/18) – 11,394 (1,526,105)
  6. [3DS] Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn (Nintendo, 03/07/19) – 10,607 (New)
  7. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 9,838 (1,317,346)
  8. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 9,230 (1,046,789)
  9. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 8,350 (632,871)
  10. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 7,739 (2,955,316)
  11. [PS4] Dead or Alive 6 (Koei Tecmo, 03/01/19) – 5,223 (31,665)
  12. [PS4] Anthem (Limited Edition Included) (Electronic Arts, 02/22/19) – 5,204 (103,510)
  13. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Limited Edition Included) (Square Enix, 01/25/19) – 4,518 (785,569)
  14. [PS4] Jump Force (Bandai Namco, 02/14/19) – 4,492 (107,512)
  15. [PS4] Left Alive (Square Enix, 02/28/19) – 3,530 (21,152)
  16. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 (Z Version and Limited Edition Included) (Capcom, 01/25/19) – 3,415 (352,193)
  17. [PS4] NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition (Square Enix, 02/21/19) – 3,363 (31,313)
  18. [PS4] Far Cry: New Dawn (Ubisoft, 02/15/19) – 2,859 (47,527)
  19. [NSW] Kirby: Star Allies (Nintendo, 03/16/18) – 2,788 (740,899)
  20. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 2,693 (1,960,058)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 69,766 (68,666)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 25,154 (11,871)
  3. PlayStation 4 Pro – 7,208 (7,986)
  4. New 2DS LL – 4,424 (6,202)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 3,002 (3,287)
  6. New 3DS LL – 1,182 (1,203)
  7. 2DS – 112 (116)
  8. Xbox One X – 83 (67)
  9. Xbox One – 14 (23)

Source: 4Gamer (via Gematsu)

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Horizon Zero Dawn Tops 10 Million Sales

Yesterday marked the second anniversary of Guerrilla Games releasing Horizon Zero Dawn into the world. The beautiful open world game launched to strong reviews and even stronger sales, and it continued to be a success on PlayStation 4 long after its debut. Despite being exclusive to one platform, Horizon Zero Dawn has gone on to reach a major sales milestone that places it in an upper echelon of popular games.

Hermen Hulst, Managing Director at Guerrilla Games, recently uploaded a PlayStation Blog post discussing the success and development of the game. According to Hulst, Horizon Zero Dawn has sold “well over” 10 million copies. In celebration of this number (and the two year anniversary), Hulst went on to highlight some lesser-known details about the game’s development.

You can get a behind-the-scenes look at Horizon Zero Dawn by clicking here.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Hits 4 Million Shipments

Fans have been asking Capcom to revisit Leon and Claire’s escape from Raccoon City in Resident Evil 2 for years, and they finally gave in. The result was a smash hit that was widely praised by fans and reviews alike. Despite being a remake, many already see Resident Evil 2 as an early front-runner for 2019’s Game of the Year, and early sales figures have been equally positive.

According to the latest numbers from Capcom, the
Resident Evil 2 remake has shipped out over 4 million copies. That includes digital sales and physical shipments to retail. The remake was sitting at 3 million shipments as of January 29th, which means another million units have been downloaded and/or shipped out over the past month. This puts it less than a million units behind the original Resident Evil 2 and closing in fast.

In celebration of reaching this impressive milestone, Capcom held a round table event with several of the game’s developers. The group discusses some of the behind-the-scenes development of the remake over a nice meal. You can check it out by clicking below!

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Multiple New Games Fail to Boost PS4 Sales in Japan

The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and it was a bit of a mixed bag. PlayStation 4 received multiple big games (which might as well have been exclusives given the lack of Xbox interest in Japan) like Jump Force, Catherine: Full Body, Far Cry: New Dawn, and Metro Exodus, but Sony’s console actually saw slightly decreased sales over last week, including Pro sales.

Meanwhile, Nintendo Switch coasted to an easy first place (and an increase of nearly 5,000 units sold over last week) despite having no major releases. Thus far, Switch’s 2019 performance has outpaced its 2018 numbers every single week. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate were the top Switch titles.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Jump Force (Bandai Namco, 02/14/19) – 76,894 (New)
  2. [PS4] Catherine: Full Body (Limited Edition Included) (Atlus, 02/14/19) – 51,824 (New)
  3. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/19) – 34,541 (431,771)
  4. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 29,843 (2,860,986)
  5. [PS4] Far Cry: New Dawn (Ubisoft, 02/15/19) – 26,285 (New)
  6. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Limited Edition Included) (Square Enix, 01/25/19) – 19,265 (755,810)
  7. [PS4] Metro Exodus (Spike Chunsoft, 02/15/19) – 17,513 (New)
  8. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Bundle Editions Included) (Nintendo, 11/16/18) – 15,287 (1,490,789)
  9. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 12,249 (2,133,021)
  10. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 (Z Version and Limited Edition Included) (Capcom, 01/25/19) – 11,636 (338,492)
  11. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 10,942 (1,018,889)
  12. [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo, 02/14/19) – 10,326 (New)
  13. [PSV] Catherine: Full Body (Atlus, 02/14/19) – 9,241 (New)
  14. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 8,905 (607,502)
  15. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 8,235 (1,292,065)
  16. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 7,193 (2,932,629)
  17. [PSV] Kin’iro no Corda: Octave (Limited Edition Included) (Koei Tecmo, 02/14/19) – 4,585 (New)
  18. [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 01/17/19) – 3,758 (231,659)
  19. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix, 12/20/18) – 3,758 (231,659)
  20. [NSW] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit (Koei Tecmo, 02/14/19) – 3,705 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 65,958 (61,280)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 11,792 (11,583)
  3. PlayStation 4 Pro – 7,892 (8,111)
  4. New 2DS LL – 3,358 (3,216)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 1,767 (1,475)
  6. New 3DS LL – 1,254 (1,070)
  7. 2DS – 142 (138)
  8. Xbox One X – 55 (129)
  9. Xbox One – 13 (16)

Source: 4Gamer (via Gematsu)

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Kingdom Hearts and Nintendo Switch Topped US Sales in January

The NPD Group has just released its latest monthly report, highlighting hardware and software sales number in the United States. Unsurprisingly, the long-awaited launch of Kingdom Hearts III proved to be immensely successful, as Square Enix’s action RPG beat out Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 remake for the top software spot.

Both of these highly anticipated titles outperformed their predecessors considerably. Kingdom Hearts III generated 2.5 times as much revenue in its first month as Kingdom Hearts II, while the Resident Evil 2 remake generated 2.8 times that of the original game. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe also followed this trend, outpacing the Wii U version of the game by 30%.

Despite the fact that the top two games of the month aren’t available on Nintendo Switch, the hybrid console still took the top spot for hardware sale, both in terms of units sold and dollars generated. Switch was the only console to perform better this January than in 2018.

Source: Venture Beat

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Has Shipped 23 Million Copies


Red Dead Redemption has been a massive success for Rockstar. The highly-anticipated Western shooter launched to stellar review scores and quickly sold over 17 million copies, and that was all before the game’s online launched. Since then, Rockstar has continued to release updates and new content, including the Battle Royale style Gun Rush mode.

Thanks to a solid holiday season, Red Dead Redemption 2‘s sales are now sitting even higher. According to the latest numbers from publisher Take-Two Interactive, the game has now “sold-in more than 23 million units worldwide.” This number is a combination of digital sales and shipments to retailers.

Take-Two’s revenue over the holiday season was an impressive $1.2 billion, up $480 million from last year. Red Dead Redemption 2 was one of the key drivers of this revenue spike, along with NBA 2K19 and NBA 2K18, Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V, WWE 2K19 and WWE SuperCard, Dragon City and Monster Legends, and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI.

Source: Games Industry

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Kingdom Hearts III Hits 5 Million Shipments Worldwide

Fans have been waiting well over a decade for Kingdom Hearts III, and their patience was finally rewarded on January 29th. The long-awaited action RPG debuted to solid reviews, and early sales numbers from Japan projected it to be a smash hit. Now that it’s had a full week on the global market, Square Enix has crunched the numbers, revealing that Kingdom Hearts III has already hit a major milestone.

Square Enix reports that the game has officially shipped 5 million copies. That number includes digital sales and physical games shipped to retail. This makes it the fastest-selling Kingdom Hearts game ever at launch and gives it a strong chance to go on to become the most successful game in the franchise.

According to MCV UK’s calculations, Kingdom Hearts III‘s launch sales beat out Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue by 363% and beat out the last main entry, Kingdom Hearts II, by 157% percent. In short… Square Enix has a massive success on their hands.

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PlayStation 4 Hits 94 Million Sales

PlayStation 4 has been massively successful for Sony this generation, and the popular console is quickly approaching a major milestone. Critically acclaimed exclusives like God of War and Spider-Man helped drive hardware sales in its fifth year on the market. Thanks to another solid holiday season, PlayStation 4 is now sitting at 94 million units sold.

Sony sold 8.1 million units during their third quarter (October 1st – December 31st), which is lower than last year’s numbers and lower than Nintendo’s Switch sales for the same quarter, but it’s still an incredibly impressive figure for a console’s sixth holiday season. Sony expects to sell 17.5 million PlayStation 4 consoles for the fiscal year, which ends on March 31st.

At this point, PlayStation 4 only trails the original PlayStation by about 8 million sales, so it will almost certainly reach the mark over the course of the next year. If Sony wants it to catch up to PlayStation 2, they’re still quite an uphill battle to be fought there, as PlayStation 4 would need to sell over 60 million more units late in its life.

Source: Sony

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Nintendo Sold Over 2 Million Classic Consoles Over the Holidays

Nintendo made a big splash with their plug-and-play NES Classic console in 2016. The stocking stuffer was a hot item that was almost constantly sold out from launch until its discontinuation. Nintendo eventually restocked the miniature console and followed it up with the SNES Classic, which was even more successful.

Thanks to the latest numbers from Nintendo’s earnings release, we now know that the Classic brand has continued to sell well through the 2018 holidays. Nintendo reports that for the nine months of the current fiscal year (April 1st – December 31st, 2018), the Classic consoles sold a combined 5.83 million. Three months ago that number was 3.69, so they moved more than 2 million units over the past quarter.

At the end of last fiscal year, Nintendo listed the NES Classic at 2.3 million and the SNES Classic at 5.28 for a combined 7.58 million. Add that to the 5.83 million they’ve sold this fiscal year, and you’re looking at a grand total of just over 13.4 million Classic consoles sold. Nintendo has no plans to continue selling the consoles into 2019 and beyond at this time, so that may be close to the final figure.

Source: Nintendo

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Super Mario Party Hits 5 Million Sales

When most people discuss Nintendo’s 2018 lineup, the conversation is dominated by Pokémon and Super Smash Bros., and understandably so. But Nintendo had another huge hit on their hands at the end of the year. Super Mario Party launched in October to the best reviews the series has had in decades and strong early sales.

Now that the holiday season is all wrapped up, Nintendo has updated all of its sales totals, and Super Mario Party is still impressing. The fan-favorite friendship killer has sold over 5.3 million copies as of December 31st, 2018. This makes it the third highest-selling Mario Party game of all time (trailing only Mario Party 8 and Mario Party DS) and puts it at number seven on the Switch software sales charts.

Source: Nintendo

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Pokémon: Let’s Go Has Sold 10 Million Copies


For the first big Pokémon adventure on Switch, Nintendo decided to take a risk and create a hybrid game that mixed the standard Pokémon formula with elements of mobile mega-hit Pokémon GO. This new take on the Kanto region proved to be successful, and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee sold 3 million copies right out of the game. Now that a little more time has passed, we have a better idea of their long-term sales potential.

According to the latest data from Nintendo’s investor relations page, the twin
Let’s Go games have sold a combined 10 million copies as of December 31, 2018. That means they’ve sold approximately 7 million copies since the last update on November 22nd. That’s good enough for fifth place on Switch’s overall software sales charts.

These early sales numbers are already impressive, and
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu andPokémon: Let’s Go have plenty of potential for evergreen sales. Pokémon games tend to have a long tail, and it’s likely that the Detective Pikachu movie will spark more interest in the series and bring more consumer into the Switch ecosystem.

Source: Nintendo

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Smash Bros. Sold Over 12 Million in Less Than a Month

There’s nothing quite like a new Super Smash Bros. game to excite the Nintendo fan base. The crossover fighting game has long been a huge hit, and the latest iteration is the biggest yet with a roster of over 70 fighters that includes every past playable character. We already knew Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was off to a fast start based on early reports, but Nintendo’s latest update is just jaw-dropping.

According to Nintendo’s third quarter earnings release, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate had sold an incredible 12.08 million copies as of December 31st. That’s not too shabby for a game that launched on December 7th. Currently, Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the top-selling game in the franchise with 13.29 million sales, but Ultimate will certainly unseat it in a matter of weeks, if not days. The sky is the limit!

Source: Nintendo

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Has Sold Over 15 Million Copies

To say that Mario Kart 8 is an evergreen title would be one of the biggest understatements possible. The Nintendo racer was the top-selling game on Wii U with over 8 million copies sold, and then Nintendo re-released it on Switch with extra content to even more impressive sales. Nearly two years later (and nearly five years after the Wii U release), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is still selling strong, and it just hit a major milestone.

According to the latest data from Nintendo’s third-quarter earnings release, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has now sold over 15 million copies, making it the top-selling game on Switch in addition to topping the Wii U charts. Between the two versions, it has now sold over 23 million copies total. Given that Switch sales now sit just over 32 million, we know that nearly 50% of Switch owners have Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Source: Nintendo

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Nintendo Switch Tops 32 Million Sales Worldwide

Nintendo just published its third-quarter earnings release, highlighting software sales, hardware sales, revenue, and more for the period of October 1st – December 31st, 2018. As you might expect, they pulled in some pretty big numbers during this holiday period thanks to big hits like Pokémon: Let’s Go and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

This sales boost helped Nintendo Switch reach an impressive milestone, as the hybrid console passed up 30 million units sold. As of the start of the new year, Nintendo Switch has sold 32.27 million units worldwide through 22 months on the market. This puts it just behind Wii, Nintendo’s most successful home console of all time, which had sold 34.55 million units through 21 and a half months.

This also means that Switch has most likely passed up Nintendo 64 in total sales. Nintendo 64’s final sales figure is listed as 32.93, just slightly ahead of Switch. However, Switch has had all of January to make up that small gap, as the Switch tally is correct as of December 31st, 2018.

Source: Nintendo

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Kingdom Hearts III Tops Resident Evil 2 in Japan


The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from Japan are in, and it was a monster week for PlayStation 4. Kingdom Hearts III topped the charts with an impressive 610,077 copies sold on PlayStation 4. The Xbox One version of the game did not make it in the top twenty. the Resident Evil 2 Remake also had a fantastic start with over a quarter million copies sold, once again on PlayStation 4.

These two big hits massively boosted PlayStation 4 sales. The Pro model was the more successful of the two, moving over 33,000 units for the week compared to over 19,000 for the standard model. For the first time in a long time, combined sales of PlayStation 4 were slightly higher than Nintendo Switch for the week. You can check out the full sales breakdown below.

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III (Limited Edition Included) (Square Enix, 01/25/19) – 610,077 (New)
  2. [PS4] Resident Evil 2 (Z Version and Limited Edition Included) (Capcom, 01/25/19) – 252,848 (New)
  3. [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Nintendo, 01/11/19) – 57,725 (312,869)
  4. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 38,478 (2,764,751)
  5. [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 01/17/19) – 25,499 (227,878)
  6. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 11,958 (983,903)
  7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 10,860 (2,096,812)
  8. [NSW] Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! / Let’s Go, Eevee! (Bundle Editions Included) (Nintendo, 11/16/18) – 9,334 (1,436,633)
  9. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 8,588 (582,039)
  10. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 7,329 (2,910,678)
  11. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix, 12/20/18) – 7,117 (217,610)
  12. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 6,578 (1,279,601)
  13. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (Square Enix, 03/09/17) – 6,097 (229,283)
  14. [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 (Square Enix, 12/20/18) – 5,275 (211,667)
  15. [PS4] Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 01/11/19) – 5,039 (53,994)
  16. [PS4] Yakuza 4 (Sega, 01/17/19) – 4,393 (22,833)
  17. [NSW] Fitness Boxing (Imagineer, 12/20/18) – 4,130 (19,719)
  18. [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corporation, 01/17/19) – 3,408 (10,855)
  19. [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (SIE, 10/12/18) – 3,261 (527,400)
  20. [PS4] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou (Limited Edition Included) (Entergram, 01/24/19) – 2,868 (New)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 52,429 (71,139)
  2. PlayStation 4 Pro – 33,032 (6,958)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 19,612 (9,505)
  4. New 2DS LL – 3,781 (3,767)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 1,701 (1,755)
  6. New 3DS LL – 972 (1,514)
  7. 2DS – 179 (158)
  8. Xbox One X – 82 (94)
  9. Xbox One – 11 (24)

Source: 4Gamer (via Gematsu)