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Wii U Surges After Super Smash Bros. Opens Big in Japan

by Ron Duwell | December 11, 2014December 11, 2014 6:00 am PDT

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Super Smash Bros. has parted the clouds for Nintendo, and, as expected, its Japanese launch has helped the Wii U surge in sales. 24,469 Wii U consoles were sold during the week of its biggest game to date, nearly double the amount it had sold the week before.

In spite of the rapid increase in sales though, the Wii U still closed out the week in 4th place on the hardware charts. It was beaten by the New Nintendo 3DS XL, the original Nintendo 3DS, and the normal sized New Nintendo 3DS in the top three spots. Man, Japan still loves them some 3DS, huh? Can’t say I blame them. It’s a great little machine.

The Wii U can at least boast about its position on the console front, where it scored a sure fire victory over the PlayStation 4, which settled for 15,971 units on the week.

As for Super Smash Bros. itself, the game sold a huge 227,527 units during its first week on the market. It’s a huge number for the Wii U’s position, however, remember that Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS sold 1 million in its first weekend.

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...