Super Smash Bros. first debuted on the Nintendo 64 and was a bit of a surprise hit that has led to three followups that have seen the roster size grow exponentially. The latest was the first to have a dual release on both console and portable and that decision has led the game to be the best selling entry in the series to date.
Nintendo held their end of quarter of presentation where they revealed sales numbers for not only their platforms, but their games as well.
As of the conclusion of the last quarter, Super Smash Bros. Wii U had sold 4.90 million copies worldwide, while Super Smash Bros. 3DS sold 8.23 million copies, for a total of 13.13 million units sold.
This total of 13.13 million just barely surpasses the number of copies of its predecessor Super Smash Bros. Brawl, which sold 13.1 million copies itself on the Nintendo Wii. Technically, Brawl is still the single platform champion, but the latest entry is the new king if you count both 3DS and Wii U as well.
This is definitely good news for Nintendo as it shows continued growth for one of their most popular series, especially when the Wii U itself has been such a disappointment for the company. There continue to be rumors of a port of the game to the Nintendo NX, so it would definitely be interesting to see how well that would sell on top of these numbers that will certainly grow some moving forward.