Super Smash Bros Pre Orders Surpassed Mario Kart 8

Bullet Nov 12, 2014

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    With pre orders of Super Smash Bros already surpassing that of Mario Kart 8 which launched on Wii U earlier this year and considerably boosted the sales of Nintendo's Wii U, the company are confident that this holiday season is going to be a good one for sales of their console.

    "The launch of Mario Kart 8 has essentially doubled our Wii U sales year-on-year," says president Reggie Fils-Aime. "Our expectation is that the sell-through for Smash is going to be very strong, certainly on par with what we saw with Mario Kart 8. We think the impact on hardware will be similarly dramatic."

    The Wii U has sold over 7 million units to date and that figure is set to dramatically increase with the release of Super Smash Bros and and the upcoming Amiibo range.

    "Consumers buy the hardware so they can play the software," the president of Nintendo said. "When you have a robust library of games, thats when consumers jump in."

    Nintendo have announced that Wii U sales between April and September this year have doubled the sales for the same period last year, largely thanks to Mario Kart 8 which has already boosted sales of the 3DS.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2014

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