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Smash Bros sells a million in first week on sale in Japan


Super Smash Bros for 3DS has already sold over a million copies in Japan, despite only launching this week.

It seems Nintendo is certainly on to a winner with the latest game in the series, which will no doubt have boosted 3DS sales at the same time.



The brawler becomes the fourth 3DS title to reach a million sales in its first week alongside Monster Hunter 4, Pokemon X/Y and Youkai Watch 2.

We expect the game to sell a lot more copies over there too.

Super Smash Bros is released for 3DS on October 3 in the UK.

Edited On 16 Sep, 2014

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Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
Was there ever any doubt?
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Joe2120 2 years ago
I don't get what's great about this game?? I'm sure it's wonderful. Will go into it with an open mind for this upcoming one.
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
In a word Joe: mascots. Removed from that, the core game is basically just a standard brawler more or less. Nothing wrong with that of course and it does that job well enough, but make no mistake, the primary function of this series has always been Nintendo fanservice.
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
Because Pacman, Megaman and Sonic are Nintendo mascots.
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JoeToots 2 years ago
He didn't specify Nintendo mascots to be fair Gloria.
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
Yeah he did 'the primary function of this series has always been Nintendo fanservice. '
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JoeToots 2 years ago
Saying that though did not exclude mascots from other companies though. At the end of the day I don't know what point you're trying to argue because he is correct in what he says. If you keep the same game mechanics just remove all the characters and add in randomly generated characters example tom bob and Sam it wouldn't do half as well as it will do with the mascots.
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
What, you mean like Playstation All Stars?
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
Gloria, if you actually have a point, I'm afraid you are doing a piss poor job of making it :P
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
Someone is still sore that Sony's attempt to copy Smash Bros failed so badly.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Smash is fun, let's just leave it at that
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
It's more than just that though, it's an exceptionally well crafted game that treats every character on its roster with the utmost respect and does every one justice. It's not just some standard brawler that smooshes together some mascots for fan service, that would be Playstation All Stars, and that's why Smash Bros outsells it's nearly 2 years of sales in 2 days.
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
Glad to see sales are now such an important factor for you all of a sudden Gloria... that should make for some interesting reading when the Wii U version of this comes out :)
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
They're not, game quality is, but I'm sure Smash Bros will do just as well on Wii U in both departments.
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
Sure thing, it'll sell the same amount to an install base around 95% smaller.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
We know for a fact that if/when Smash Bros doesn't do that good on the Wii U it's not down to the game quality
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JoeToots 2 years ago
This is how it usually goes Kevin makes a valid point on a thread, Gloria then finds a way to critise his opinion in an attempt to shoot him down and belittle him, then kevin and gloria then get into a heated debate which usually insults the others compnay of choice (kevin ps and gloria nintendo) then finally it tops off with Gloria inevitably calling kevin a Nob.
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Bindiana 2 years ago
Just need a rambling wall of text with the obligatory PS4 has no game at the end and another day done on here :)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
It has been like this for years. Why stop now?
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
kevin, valid point? ROFL, I'll have some of whatever you're on Tootell.
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
Also 7 million isn't 95% smaller than 44 million kevin.
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JoeToots 2 years ago
it's actually 84% if we are getting precise.
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
Still plenty enough to get a million sales.
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
Setting aside that I've not seen any confirmation of Wii U selling 7 million yet, I should have specified I was speaking about Japanese sales with that (Seeing as this article is about Japanese sales of Smash 3DS), but it seems I was overestimating 3DS in that region, as I was working from the idea that 3DS was over 20 million sales in Japan and Wii U was between 1 and 2 million. My info was incorrect as 3DS is actually still 16 million in Japan. So sorry, I should have just said "around a tenth" the install base instead.
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
Though in fairness, you're probably right Gloria. Combined worldwide sales of the Wii U version might get close to Japanese sales of the 3DS version... eventually.
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
http://n4g.com/news/1576065/wii-u-tops-7-million-sold-worldwide
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
And I was meaning it'll sell 1 million in it's opening weekend, wherever that may be, MK8 did, so Smash Bros will too.
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
You said it would sell as well as the 3DS version though. Wii U version is probably going to launch in Japan first as well. No moving the goalposts now Gloria :)
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
And where are you getting your information about the Wii U release from? EU and NA release date has been leaked as November 21st, no word on Japan yet.
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JoeToots 2 years ago
stupid to release it the same day as pokemon.
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
Why? They put out Mario and Zelda at the same time last year and that worked out OK.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Pokemon releases on the 28th, one week after Smash U (If that date is real)
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
It is real Nox, http://www.gamespot.com/articles/super-smash-bros-wii-u-releases-in-november-report/1100-6422311/
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
And there's the EU date http://www.computerandvideogames.com/476711/french-website-advert-may-reveal-smash-bros-wii-u-release-date/
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
I'm a very sceptical person
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
Yeah, but official advertising from Nintendo has to be a lock, right?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Delays. Until it goes Gold I'm not believing anything
Dead's avatar
Dead 2 years ago
Do Nintendo announce when their games go gold? Never noticed them do it before.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Stop doing that! :) I'm very sceptical, let's leave it at that
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Dead 2 years ago
Okie dokie ;)
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RTLF 2 years ago
Enjoyable thread, glad I got round to reading it in the end :)

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