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Old 11-08-2019, 02:28 AM   #1
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the best-selling fighting game of all time beating SFII

Technically Smash Bros. is not a fighting game, it is a "melee" game in its own genre. The other games in this genre are those One Piece and Jump melee games on 3DS.

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In under a year, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the best-selling fighting game of all time, beating nearly three decades of Street Fighter II history

All the hard work paid off


When Sakurai explained his pitch for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, his entire development team was stunned. No one but him thought they could pull it off, but lo and behold, the madman did it.

It paid off, too, literally, as Nintendo has recently revealed that in under a year, the game has shifted 15.71 million units on the Switch alone. Remember, this isn't a confusing "Wii U + 3DS" combined sales situation like the last Smash: this is nearly 16 million copies on just the Switch, which has a total userbase of roughly 41 million units. That's an insane reach.

But what I didn't realize at the time (and as Digital Trends has pointed out) is that 15.71 million units is enough to catapult Smash Ultimate into the monetary milky way and into the number one spot of "best selling fighting game of all time." In a coveted top five list that now includes three Smash titles (Brawl and the aforementioned confusing Smash 4 for two systems), Smash Ultimate has beaten Super Street Fighter II's choke hold number of 15.5 million units, a record that's been pumped up since the early '90s through multiple iterations of the game.

This figure also makes Smash the most popular fighting game series of all time with nearly 54 million copies sold, beating out big contenders like Street Fighter (roughly 43 million) and Mortal Kombat (roughly 49 million). "Not a fighting game" indeed.


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Old 11-08-2019, 05:05 PM   #2
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that fun when they call SSB is fighting game lol
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:29 PM   #3
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When Sakurai explained his pitch for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, his entire development team was stunned. No one but him thought they could pull it off, but lo and behold, the madman did it.
This is nonsense. It basically got the cast of smash 4 plus 12 fighters and no new maps. Smash Ultimate is a huge step background compared to smash for in term of size and content and effort.
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:03 PM   #4
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I like this game a lot but as a fighting game it's really dull and boring.
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