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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is Officially The Best-Selling Fighting Game Ever

A big win for Nintendo.

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We all know that Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is an absolutely amazing game, but its true success is only just coming to light. Nintendo has confirmed that the game has officially just become the best-selling fighting game in the history of video games.

This is a huge feat for Nintendo because not only is the game less than 12 months old, but it’s also only available on the Nintendo Switch which definitely limits the number of copies that could be shifted (in theory, anyway). When you think about it, that’s a seriously impressive achievement.

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Nintendo recently confirmed that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has now sold more than 15.7 million copies, surpassing the record for the previous best-selling fighting game of all time, Street Fighter II.

Street Fighter II was the previous record holder, having sold 15.5 million units since it launched way back in the early 1990s. Having held the record since it first released, this is a pretty big fatality for the Capcom classic.

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Speaking of fatalities, Mortal Kombat 11’s sales numbers haven’t been revealed in a while, but it launched earlier this year to some very impressive sales figures. For a while, the title held the win of being the second best-selling game in the US for 2019, though this has since changed.

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Although the fighting genre is definitely a niche one, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Mortal Kombat 11 have proven that people still like to brawl in this day and age!

In other Super Smash news, the latest fighter for the game has just been unveiled. Shown off during the most-recent Nintendo Direct presentation, Terry Bogard from the Fatal Fury series was officially introduced by the game’s director, Masahiro Sakurai.

In case you missed it, check out the reveal in the video below!

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