Posted on October 17 2014 by Al Luijendijk
Yesterday we reported about the release of September’s NPD report and its relevance to Hyrule Warriors. The e-mail contained more than just Hyrule Warriors news though, and presented us with some interesting information about Super Smash Bros.‘ US sales figures.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS launched on Oct. 3 in the U.S., and even with only two days of data included in NPD’s September report, the game still managed to finish as the No. 4 best-selling software SKU for the month with more than 705,000 total units sold. Of that total, more than 135,000 units were sold digitally through the Nintendo eShop. The game’s biggest impact however may be on hardware sales. 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.
As expected, Super Smash Bros. sold exceptionally well, making it the fourth best-selling software SKU this month after just two days. Along with this great performance the game had an impressive impact on 2DS and 3DS sales, increasing figures by 55 percent from the previous month.
Although they might not be extremely suprising, taking into account that Super Smash Bros. is widely recognised as a strong title, these sales figures do show that Nintendo seems to be picking up pace again and is still a strong competitor.
Source: Nintendo NPD PR e-mail