President of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime stated in a recent interview that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is setting system records. The pre-order sales for Smash Bros. have already surpassed those of Mario Kart 8, with still over a week to go until the release of the game.
“The launch of Mario Kart 8 has essentially doubled our Wii U sales year-on-year. Presales for Smash are stronger than the presales for Kart. So our expectation is that the sell-through for Smash is going to be very strong, certainly on par with what we saw with Mario Kart 8. We think the impact on hardware will be similarly dramatic.”
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