The hype and build-up for Super Smash Bros Ultimate was long, but now, the game is finally available for purchase just about everywhere you can think of. And for one place, Amazon, the game is continuing to sell well even after launch. For you see, Ultimate was already doing good on Amazon in terms of pre-orders, because they were actually “sold out” of them. Now, if you go onto their page for best-selling video games/video game items for 2018, you’ll find Ultimate at the top of the list.
That’s right, Super Smash Bros Ultimate is the best-selling video game item in 2018 on Amazon, and it’s been out all of three days. That’s very impressive, especially since it’s beaten out video game gift cards and other heavy hitters who have been out longer.
Now to be fair, the placement is a bit…bias. Not because of Amazon liking Nintendo more. But rather, they show “sales” in terms of one platform item. So Smash Bros Ultimate is doing really well because it’s ONLY on Switch. Whereas Red Dead Redemption 2, which is on both Xbox One and PS4 (and is already known to have sold over 17 million copies), have their placements on the list lower because of their dual-availability.
What’s more, Amazon obviously doesn’t account for all the sales in the world, so while it’s No.1 on Amazon, that doesn’t mean it’s doing just as epic everywhere else.
However, Reggie Fils-Aime of Nintendo noted that pre-orders of Super Smash Bros Ultimate were already better than Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee and Super Mario Odyssey, so there’s no doubt it’s sold millions in its first few days. But, barring just about every Switch owner out there getting the game, it WON’T be the OVERALL best-selling title of 2018.
Still, it’s a great game, and we’ll try and have our review for it up this week!