Super Smash Bros. Brawl took a place in our hearts, and allowed us to beat the virtual crap out of each other in grand battles in colorfully displayed maps. Just how many hearts did it manage to seduce with it is punching glory?
A lot, if retail sales are anything to go by. In fact, it sold so much that it is also one of the best-selling.
The famous fighting brawler for the Wii console made records by selling nearly 1.5 million copies withing one week for Nintendo of America with around 873,948 (given an estimate) copies during the Sunday launch. You all remember that do not you? Standing in the blistering cold with a weaker taste of your Starbucks hot chocolate, eventually staring into Donkey Kong’s eyes for hours at the same spot in line and wanting to bash the living banana’s out of him. Of course.
As for this phenomenon in history for Nintendo, Japan had quite a lot to boast itself with more than 1 million copies sold in 1 week and 4 days. What about Russia, Moscow, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Canada, and all those goods? No clue! But can we really expect any less at this point?
As for what Nintendo of America thinks about all the humdrum, a rep Cammie Dunaway responds:
Super Smash Bros. Brawl has made the leap from video game to cultural phenomenon.
If Super Smash Bros. Brawl made such a splash, imagine what April 27th’s debut of Mario Kart Wii will bring upon the face of the planet as we know it. Don’t lie, people. You all remember slipping on a banana and getting dirt in your face to Mario Kart 64. Who does not? That friggen Yoshi! I’ll get him this time. If it is the last thing I do.