Super Smash Bros 3DS Is The Next Big Thing in Japan
Super Smash Bros for the Wii U is going to be one of the most talked about titles in Q4 of 2014 and Nintendo’s big push for the holiday season. And if the Super Smash Bros 3DS sales in Japan last weekend is any reflection of what the western reaction to this title is going to be then Nintendo Entertainment of America is going to have a very merry Christmas after all. The handheld version of this game sold over 1 million copies in its opening week in Japan. This makes Super Smash Bros. one of the fastest selling games in the history of the 3DS, trailing only Monster Hunter and Pokémon.
While the west is busy leveling up their guardians in Destiny, Japanese gamers have made it known that their next big title has gone portable. This is the first iteration of this platinum franchise that has been released on a handheld device and to become an instant hit for Nintendo’s mobile platform is a pretty big deal. The Wii U is still struggling in sales even after having a surge with the release of big titles like Mario Kart 8. These current sales for the 3DS is exactly what Nintendo needs to help continue their momentum into the holiday season.
While Super Smash Bros 3DS does not have nearly the amount of content that is going to be featured in the Wii U version, the transition into the 3DS has been a fun portable experience to say the least. It plays very well and includes new features exclusive to the handheld version such as Smash Run. In Smash Run, players navigate through an open environment collecting power-ups to increase their stats for five minutes until finally facing their opponents. While the release of the Wii U version is highly anticipated its Super Smash Bros 3DS counterpart will certainly give fans enough content to tie them over for a few months until Christmas.
While no release date has yet to be set for the Wii U version of the game the hype around this upcoming title rivals that of the largest blockbusters to be released this holiday season. Nintendo has been hinting at a November 21st launch, but there has also been speculation of it possibly being pushed back to 2015. This seems unlikely though for Nintendo not to come through with a Christmas release since the timing is necessary to keep the Wii U competing with the Christmas heavy hitters such as Destiny, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Battlefield: Hardline.
Stay tuned to areyougaming.com for more updates on Super Smash Bros. and let us know if you plan on buying a Wii U or a 3DS for this title in the comments below.
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