Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Breaks Nintendo Switch Record

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might have only launched for Nintendo Switch a few days ago, but it’s already breaking records. The fighting game has become the console’s biggest ever launch, according to sales monitor Chart-Track, meaning it also performed better in its opening weekend than Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee did combined in theirs.

Red Dead Redemption 2 remains at No.2 for the week ending December 8, while FIFA 19 drops two places to No.3. Below these, Battlefield V spends a third consecutive week at No.4 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe benefits from hardware bundling with Switch consoles and Smash Bros. to finish at No.5.

Three new entries hit the chart this week: Just Cause 4 debuts at No.6, PUBG’s PS4 release helps it re-enter the ranking at No.22, and Sega Mega Drive Classics’ Switch debut helps it break back in at No.33.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been a critical success as much as a commercial one. Edmond Tran awarded the game a 9/10 in our Super Smash Bros. Ultimate review-in-progress, saying its «diverse content is compelling, its strong mechanics are refined, and the encompassing collection is simply superb.»

You can read the full top 10 sales chart for this week below, courtesy of UKIE and GfK Chart-Track. Note this table does not include digital sales data, and so should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.

  1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  2. Red Dead Redemption 2
  3. FIFA 19
  4. Battlefield V
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  6. Just Cause 4
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  8. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  9. Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu
  10. Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle

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