Smash

You may have heard about this little game called Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, correct? Well, Japanese sales data has revealed that the game has already outsold its 3DS counterpart despite only being on sale for five weeks.

At the very end of last week, new sales figures came in for the week of 31st December - 6th January, revealing that Ultimate had already managed to pass the 2.6 million sales mark in the region. This figure takes it beyond Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS' lifetime sales in Japan, which currently sit at just over 2.5 million.

As noted in the image above, these figures only account for physical sales as chart tracking data currently excludes digital purchases. If digital sales were included, it's likely that the gap would be even larger thanks to an increase in customers opting for digital over physical in recent years.

Ultimate is also quickly closing in on Splatoon 2 in Japan, the game currently sitting at the top of the Switch sales pile. Splatoon 2 has sold 2,882,819 physical copies in the region as of last week, but if Smash continues to sell at its current pace, this total will soon be overtaken, too. It's a frankly monstrous launch period when compared to other releases, and one that no doubt paves the way for continued success as time goes on.

Did you ever think Smash would perform quite this well? Can you see any future Switch games outselling it one day? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

[via twitter.com, nintendosoup.com]