In an interview with Bloomberg News regarding the release of upcoming Nintendo games, Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, revealed that the preorders for Super Smash Bros. Wii U were even higher than those for Mario Kart 8.

He makes the argument that, as Mario Kart 8 has been such a huge system seller for the Wii U, Smash is going to have an even bigger impact on the console’s sales.

With less than two weeks before the release of Smash in North America, we can only hope that he’s right, and the sales numbers have been as good as he says. We all want the Wii U to sell more, and Smash seems like an amazing opportunity for that.

“The launch of Mario Kart 8 has essentially doubled our Wii U sales year-on-year. Presales for Smash are stronger than the presales for Kart. So our expectation is that the sell-through for Smash is going to be very strong, certainly on par with what we saw with Mario Kart 8. We think the impact on hardware will be similarly dramatic.”

What do you think? Are you excited for the release of Smash worldwide in the upcoming weeks? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Nintendo Everything

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