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Super Smash Bros. Becomes Fastest-Selling Wii U Game in US

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Nintendo announced Tuesday that Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Wii U is the fastest-selling game in the history of the console in the U.S.

In three days, the game sold more than 490,000 copies in the U.S. across retail and digital on the Nintendo eShop between its release on Nov. 21 to Nov. 23.

Smash Bros. tops Mario Kart 8 for the previous record and did so without extra help. Mario Kart 8 released May 30 in the U.S. with a promotion on the eShop for registering Mario Kart with Club Nintendo through July 31. It gave owners a free copy of Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Wii Party U or New Super Mario Bros. U. Mario Kart 8 sold more than 1.2 million worldwide during the same time frame as Smash Bros.

The Wii U has sold more than 7.29 million consoles worldwide, as of Sept. 30.

The Smash Bros. series has sold more than 14 million copies in the U.S. since its start on the Nintendo 64 in April 1999. The last game in the franchise, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, released for the Wii in March 2008.

Super Smash Bros. also released for the Nintendo 3DS on Oct. 3 in North America. The 3DS version has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. In the first two days of availability, the game sold 705,000 copies in the U.S., 135,000 of those being digital downloads.

Smash Bros. on Wii U will release for Europe on Nov. 28, Australia Nov. 29 and in Japan Dec. 6.

Watch this video showing a lot of the game’s features on Wii U:

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