The 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. has enjoyed strong launches in Australia, the US, and the UK, with Nintendo revealing that the game has sold more than 2.8 million copies worldwide.
The news will surely put a spring in the firm's step as it prepares to tackle the upcoming holiday season head-on, while also demonstrating that with the right game, its portable gaming system can still pack a punch.
Indeed, in an attempt to build momentum in the run up to Christmas, Nintendo has also revealed that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be released in North America on November 21
Nintendo of America's executive VP of sales and marketing, Scott Moffitt, believes the the popularity of Super Smash Bros., combined with the commerical appeal of the company's amiibo figurines, will ensure Nintendo has a holiday to remember.
“Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is already in the hands of more than 2.8 million people worldwide, and the road ahead looks great,” said Moffitt.
“Nintendo’s holiday software lineup is more than impressive, and our amiibo figures start a new chapter in the world of Nintendo interactive entertainment.
"With so many great experiences available, this holiday season is going to be an amazing time to be a Nintendo fan."