10 3DS games, including Smash Bros, have surpassed 1M copies sold


Super Smash Bros. for 3DS has sold 1.2 million copies, and that makes it the 10th game on Nintendo’s 3D handheld to reach 1 million copies sold.

Nintendo announced that the four-player fighting game sold 485,000 copies in the United States from Oct. 5 through Nov. 1 after selling 705,000 between Oct. 3 and 4. This means Smash has already outsold The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds in the U.S. It is also on a pace to catch up to other hits like Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon.

Here is the full list of the 10 top-selling 3DS games in the United States:

  1. Mario Kart 7: 3.62 million
  2. Super Mario 3D Land: 3.34 million
  3. New Super Mario Bros. 2: 2.33 million
  4. Pokémon X: 2.11 million
  5. Pokémon Y: 2.03 million
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D: 1.41 million
  7. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon: 1.36 million
  8. Animal Crossing: New Leaf: 1.42 million
  9. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS: 1.2 million
  10. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: 1.06 million


I’ll try to ignore that the best game on the 3DS — A Link Between Worlds — only barely crossed 1 million sold. Otherwise, my heart will break.

Smash’s success on 3DS is big reason Nintendo expects to make a profit this year after losing $229 million during its last fiscal year. And we’re just a few days away from the Wii U version of Smash Bros. making its debut.

Nintendo anticipates big things from that game as well. Earlier this week, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime announced that Smash for Wii U is the most preordered Wii U game since the console launched.

Reference: venturebeat.com


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