Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now the best-selling fighting game of all time

Move over Street Fighter II

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now the best-selling fighting game of all time

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has become the best-selling fighting game of all time.

Nintendo’s all-star line-up of video games most recognisable characters has achieved 15.7 million in sales, surpassing Street Fighter II’s 15.5 million to be crowned the fighting genre champion.

With these figures, the Super Smash Bros. series has also been confirmed as the highest-selling franchise ever at just over 53 million units sold.

The data was confirmed by Nintendo when the company released its financial results for the six months ending on September 30th, 2019.

Second on Switch

Ultimate is currently the second-highest owned game for the Nintendo Switch, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe being the only title ahead of the fighter at 19.1 million sales.

The fighting crossover original was created in 1999 for the N64 with 12 characters. Smash Ultimate now features over 80 characters with more on the way.

Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai will host a 45-minute livestream on November 6th to showcase the latest character due to be added to the roster - Terry Bogard from the Fatal Fury series.

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Matthew Forde is the deputy editor at and also a member of the Pocket Gamer Podcast. You can find him on Twitter @MattForde64 talking about stats, data and everything pop culture related - particularly superheroes.


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