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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has now reportedly achieved over 22.85 million sales worldwide

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • April 21, 2021 at 1:21 p.m. PDT • Comments: 25

Back in November 2020, we reported that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate had achieved around 21,100,000 sales worldwide. However, it seems that this number is not yet done growing.

As of December 31, 2020, this number has now updated to 22.85 million according to Nintendo's top selling title sales unit page. This makes Super Smash Bros. Ultimate the Nintendo Switch's third best selling game after Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (33.41 million) and Animal Crossing: New Horizons (31.18 million).

After Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, other top selling games include The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (21.45 million), Pokémon Sword/Pokémon Shield (20.35 million), Super Mario Odyssey (20.23 million), Super Mario Party (13.82 million), Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!/Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! (13 million), Splatoon 2 (11.9 million) and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (9.82 million).

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate currently has more sales than other entry in the series — Super Smash Bros. 64 currently has 5.5 million sales, Super Smash Bros. Melee has 7.41 million sales, Super Smash Bros. Brawl has 13.32 million sales and Super Smash Bros. 4 has a combined 14.99 million sales.

The Nintendo Switch itself also continues to perform well as it's noted to have now sold 79.87 million units total. Of course, it still has a ways to go before it reaches the Wii's 101.63 million lifetime sales.

What's interesting about this report is that the additional 1.75 million units sold between November and December 31 doesn't appear to account for any sales in January, February, March and April of 2021. By this point, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's sales might be closer to 23 million or 24 million, possibly even higher than that.

Though Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's DLC appears to be wrapped up, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are still receiving updates. It's been two years since Super Smash Bros. Ultimate first launched in December 2018, but the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 is only expected to wrap up sometime this year.

The Fighters Pass Vol. 2 could potentially mark the end of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's post launch releases. Notably, Masahiro Sakurai has been adamant that there are only two challengers left to be completed and released.

As such, it wouldn't be too surprising to see Nintendo somehow continue DLC development considering where the game is currently at with sales. If the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 really is the end of additional content, then sales will possibly slow down. Ultimately, we'll just have to wait and see what happens on this front.

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