Wii U Sales Top 3 Million in the US, Super Smash Bros. Biggest Wii U Launch Ever - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 26 November 2014 / 9,804 Views
Last week was a strong week for the Wii U in the US with the launch of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The game helped push Wii U sales up 129 percent to 86,014 units. The Wii U also topped three million units sold in the US, with 3,085,386 units sold to date.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U had a strong launch in the US with sales of 419,128 units. The game set a record for the biggest opening in the US for the Wii U in history. The previous record holder was Mario Kart 8, which sold 415,040 units in its first week.
To compare, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS sold 558,146 units in its first week when it launched on October 3. Last generation's Super Smash Bros. Brawl sold 1.36 million units in its first week in March 2008 and has sold 5.85 million units to date.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U launched in North America on November 21 and will launch in Europe on November 28 and December 6 in Japan.
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