Brawl Super-Smashes Nintendo Sales Records

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A good example of an exercise in “Duh” theory would be to say that Super Smash Bros. Brawl was going to sell well upon its release. We knew it, you knew it, dogs knew it. But just how well it would sell? Well, that’s the sort of thing that bears a little more study. But fortunately, being the cool kids that we are, we hate studying and made someone else do it for us. In this case, Nintendo.

And study they did, revealing that Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii has sold over 1.4 million units across the US, with 874,000 on the March 9th release alone. Between launch and March 16th, that has been at a rate of 120 copies per minute, making it Nintendo of America’s fastest selling game in history. But no word on if that includes Canada or not.

Leave it to Nintendo to turn the ability to smash all their toys together into a dynasty. “Super Smash Bros. Brawl has made the leap from video game to cultural phenomenon,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Game reviewers and the public alike praise its fun game play and extensive, inventive content.”

“It’s important to remember,” Dunaway added, “that we have lots more fun on the way: Upcoming titles like Mario Kart® Wii and Wii Fitâ„¢ will keep our momentum going strong.”