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US: Smash Bros is Nintendo’s fastest selling title

Ben Parfitt
Having shifted a considerable 1.4 million units since its release in the territory on March 9th, Wii title Super Smash Bros Brawl has officially become the fastest selling Nintendo game ever in North America.

A huge 874,000 copies of the game were sold on its first day at retail, and apparently the game has gone on to sell two copies every second since then.

“Super Smash Bros Brawl has made the leap from video game to cultural phenomenon,” Nintendo of America’s Cammie Dunaway said in a statement. “Game reviewers and the public alike praise its fun game play and extensive, inventive content.

“It’s important to remember that we have lots more fun on the way. Upcoming titles like Mario Kart Wii and Wii Fit will keep our momentum going strong.”

Brawl’s immediate predecessor, Super Smash Bros Melee, was Nintendo’s best selling title ever on Gamecube with sales of over seven million, outperforming even the likes of Metroid Prime and Super Mario Sunshine.

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