With the successful launch of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS this past Friday, Nintendo has now solidified their release plans for its Wii U sibling. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will officially launch on November 21st in North America, with Europe following on December 5th, and both Australia and Japan rounding things off on December 6th.
Alongside the launch of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in North America, Nintendo will also release the first wave of their new line of NFC-capable Amiibo figurines. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will naturally be the first game to support Amiibo functionality. They’ll also release a new adapter that allows Wii U owners to play Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with GameCube controllers, a kind of controller that the console normally doesn’t support at all, for a suggested price of $19.99 USD.
As if all that weren’t enough, November 21st also happens to be the worldwide launch day (except for Europe) of hotly anticipated 3DS remakes, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. This certainly marks a very exciting (and expensive!) day for avid Nintendo fans in Canada and the U.S.!
Along with confirming the release date for the Wii U game, Nintendo also took the opportunity to announce that Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has already become one of the year’s best-selling games overall, not just for Nintendo themselves, selling a very impressive 2.8 million copies since the game launched in the West this past weekend. Sales for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS appear to be very strong and steady for the remainder of 2014, particularly with the game sure to be a hot Holiday item as a Christmas stocking stuffer for 3DS and 2DS owners.
Naturally, these numbers also place Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS as the top-selling 3DS game of the year to date, already almost tripling the sales of Kirby: Triple Deluxe, which previously held the claim of 2014’s top-selling 3DS game, having sold just over one million copies worldwide to date. Yoshi’s New Island is the third-highest seller in 2014’s 3DS library, now having sold 700,000 copies worldwide to date. Yoshi’s New Island is liable to get bumped out of the top three before next year however, since Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire are bound to be huge Holiday sellers for 3DS and 2DS owners.
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