Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Sold Five Million Copies in its First Week

Nintendo’s latest cross-over festivities in the form of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has already seen some respectable success around the world with the game doing well in the UK, the US and even in its native Japan, but up until today we haven’t really had a more precise figure as to how well specifically the game has faired since its launch on December 7 last year. Well, according to an interview with Japanese newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has declared that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, in its first week alone, sold through more than five million copies. A fair amount then.

If true, it would make Ultimate (based on currently-known sales figures) now the fifth-highest selling first-party title for the console with an attach rate of nearly one in four. Furukawa-san also talked up the state of software sales in general in the same interview, claiming sales on the Switch were the fastest of any Nintendo home console. How the state of affairs for the Nintendo Switch in general fair at this moment, will become a bit more clearer fairly soon with Nintendo’s next earnings release scheduled for January 31.