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Super Smash Bros. Sales - Nearly 60 Million Sold Combined, Switch Version Top Seller

Super Smash Bros. Sales - Nearly 60 Million Sold Combined, Switch Version Top Seller - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 August 2020 / 6,288 Views

The cross-over fighting game franchise, Super Smash Bros., is one of Nintendo's most successful franchises that has seen one release per console starting with the Nintendo 64 and going all the way up to the current console, the Nintendo Switch. 

The entire Super Smash Bros. series has sold nearly 60 million units lifetime with figures of 58.88 million units as of December 31, 2019. With the Nintendo Switch version still selling well it is only a matter of time before the series tops the 60 million mark.

If you combine the sales of the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U Super Smash Bros. games together, the sales have increased steadily with every new release.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch is the most recent release in the series and is also the best-selling game with 17.68 million shipped as of December 31, 2019. Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Nintendo Wii comes in second and is the one other game to reach eight figures with sales of 13.30 million units.

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is the lone handheld release in the series and is the third best-selling with sales of 9.57 million units. 

Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Nintendo GameCube sold 7.41 million units, the original for the Nintendo 64 sold 5.55 million units, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U comes in last place with sales of 5.37 million units.

Here is the list of sales in order of release:

  • Super Smash Bros. - 5.55 million
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee - 7.41 million
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl - 13.3 million
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS - 9.57 million
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - 5.37 million
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 17.68 million

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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SuperNintend0rk (on 03 April 2020)

If you add Smash Wii U and 3DS together, the sales have actually increased with every iteration. Very interesting!

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trunkswd SuperNintend0rk (on 03 April 2020)

That is a very good point. I added it to the article.

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It's worth pointing out that a decent chunk of the sales were probably from double dippers but I still find it very impressive that the combined sales managed to outsell Brawl considering the Wii's massive install base.

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CaptainExplosion (on 03 April 2020)

Ultimate's light truly is undying! ^^

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trunkswd CaptainExplosion (on 03 April 2020)

Ultimate will easily surpass 20 million in the coming months, with 25+ million sold lifetime almost certain.

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trunkswd (on 03 April 2020)

Of the 6 Super Smash Bros. games, which ones do you own?

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Doctor_MG trunkswd (on 03 April 2020)

Which ones do I own, or have owned?

Because I used to own Super Smash Bros for N64, Melee, Brawl, and Ultimate. Now I just own Brawl and Ultimate.

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trunkswd trunkswd (on 03 April 2020)

Own or have owned.

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Sogreblute trunkswd (on 03 April 2020)

All. I even bought Melee 7 years ago complete in box with manual for $20. I got lucky cause that game got a huge price hike.

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Mnementh trunkswd (on 03 April 2020)

As I started off with Wii: every Smash since Brawl.

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garretslarrity trunkswd (on 04 April 2020)

I own Brawl, 3DS, Wii U, and Ultimate. Loved each one even more than the last!

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avanzo85 trunkswd (on 04 April 2020)

Smash Bros 64 in the Wii virtual console, Melee, Brawl, for 3DS and Ultimate.

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ThisIsRusko (on 03 April 2020)

one of the best frenchises

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garretslarrity ThisIsRusko (on 04 April 2020)


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JWeinCom ThisIsRusko (on 04 April 2020)

It's only a frenchise if Ubisoft publishes it.

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