In a press release received earlier this morning, Nintendo has confirmed that the first handheld edition of Super Smash Bros. has been a major success, selling 2.8 million units worldwide. This includes both digital downloads and physical copies sold through retailers around the world. Not too shabby for a game that’s only been available for less than a month, right?
Nintendo‘s press release also confirmed that the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros will be launching alongside the first wave of their Amiibo figurines on November 21st. This was pretty much expected after images of retail pre-order cards made their way around the internet, but it’s nice to have confirmation from the big N.
As a reminder to those of you who prefer the Gamecube controller, you can purchase Super Smash Bros on Wii U bundled with a Super Smash Bros logo Gamecube controller for $99. The controller can be purchased separately for $29.99, or you can purchase an adapter for $19.99 that supports original Gamecube and Wavebird controllers.
Those interested in the Amiibo line can expect Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Pikachu, Kirby, and Marth on the 21st. Nintendo has confirmed that the 2nd wave of Amiibo figurines will launch in December, consisting of Zelda, Diddy Kong, Luigi, Little Mac, Pit, and Captain Falcon.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be the first Wii U title to take advantage of the Amiibo, but the press release also states that Mario Party 10 and Yoshi’s Woolly World will use them in some capacity when they release. Mario Kart 8 will eventually receive Amiibo support as well, but not immediately on launch day.
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