The company is also excited about the performance of Smash Ultimate, noting that it's sold three million units in just 11 days since launch.
Nintendo has been on a big PR push for the past few months, as the company strives to hit the Nintendo Switch sales goals it set for itself for the fiscal year, which ends March 2019. Includes solus and bundle units sold at retail, and download versions in Nintendo eShop. Nintendo UK also shares that Smash Ultimate is the "fastest-selling Nintendo home console game of all time in Europe".
Total Australian and New Zealand sales over the first three days were nearly 80% higher than that of Super Mario Odyssey.
Nintendo said that its hardware unit and dollar sales for 2018 are at their highest annual totals since 2011 - the heady days of its Wii success - and that eShop sales grew 105 percent over 2017.
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Regardless, it's clear that "Super Smash Bros". The game also sold 3 million units in just 11 days in the U.S., according to gamesindustry.biz.
"We are thrilled to see such a strong reaction from consumers in the second holiday season for Nintendo Switch", said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
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Nintendo isn't quite at the top of the current-gen hardware pile yet (Sony's head start has allowed them to reach almost 90 million PS4s sold, close to the Wii's lifetime of 101.6 million), but they're getting there quickly. So many games were released a year ago that Nintendo had very little left for afterwards and it wasn't really until Pokémon: Let's Go and Super Smash Bros.