Since its release Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has broken records worldwide. This is no different in Australia and New Zealand. The company's largest crossover in history was officially the fastest-selling Nintendo home console game ever released in the two countries – surpassing the previous sales success of titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe .
According to Nintendo Australia, Ultimate sales were 80 percent higher locally in the first three days than Super Mario Odyssey sold more than 1
Kamint Yoshimura, Managing Director of Nintendo Australia, had the Ultimate milestone:
"We're excited about Super Smash Bros Ultimate is now both the fastest-selling game in the series and our best-selling home console game in Australia and New Zealand , Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the biggest Super Smash Bros. player ever, and we look forward to bringing new Animal Crossing and Pokémon series games to players in 2019 alongside Yoshi's Crafted World, Fire Emblem: Three Houses and more to offer exciting experiences.
This success is due to strong sales in the US, Europe and Japan. In its launch week, Ultimate sold 1.2 million copies in Japan. In the US, the game has already moved to 3 million copies and throughout Europe, it is the fastest-selling Nintendo game ever.
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