Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Sells 705,000 Units in Two Days, Drives 55% Increase in Hardware Sales
Ever since Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS launched on October 3rd in North America, the game has reached 705,000 total units sold during its first two days as shown in the data included in NPD’s September report. Of that total, more than 135,000 units were sold digitally through the Nintendo eShop. The game managed to finish as the fourth best-selling software SKU for the month as well. Additionally, more than 140,000 units of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems were sold in September, an increase of 55 percent over sales in August.
Sales of Wii U hardware also saw double-digit increases in September, increasing by nearly 50 percent over sales in August. Hyrule Warriors and Mario Kart 8 in particular were the two titles that pushed hardware sales for the system. Hyrule Warriors which released on September 26 has already sold more than 190,000 combined units in the United States alone. Mario Kart 8 which launched at the end of May has sold nearly 60,000 combined units in its fifth month on the market, bringing its lifetime total in the United States to nearly 1.2 million total units.