Nintendo has announced that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the biggest crossover fighting game ever, has surpassed 30.44 million copies sold. This is a monumental number for the hit fighter, with the title currently being the third best-selling game available on the Switch.
Also worth noting is the fact that this has solidified the title above both Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey in sales. Both of those games have sold 29 million copies and 25.12 million copies, respectively.
Smash Ultimate selling this many copies should not be a surprise to anyone. The game boasts one of the greatest rosters of all time, with characters such as Sora, Sephiroth, Terry, and more joining the Nintendo characters in an all-out brawl. The amount of Smash Ultimate copies sold is due to crossovers like these and the sheer scale of the game.
The game sold 2.27 million copies from April to December 2022, which is now four years after launching. We’ve gradually gotten updates on its progress each quarter, but the thirty million number is something to absolutely highlight. It’s been a long journey, but very few games have the ability to claim they’ve sold over 30 million copies.
The next Super Smash Bros. is surely a long way out, especially since Nintendo’s next-generation console has yet to have been revealed. Amiibo for Pyra and Mythra are still on the way, most likely releasing within the first half of the year.