President of Nintendo America – Reggie Fils-Aime – revealed that pre-orders for Super Smash Bros. Wii U is currently tracking ahead of Mario Kart 8.
Speaking to Bloomberg, Reggie revealed that the pre-sales for Super Smash Bros. For Wii U is tracking ahead of Mario Kart 8, which launched in May earlier this year.
“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,” Reggie told Bloomberg.
In addition, Reggie expressed optimism about high sell-through rate of Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and a significant effect on Wii U hardware sales.
“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.”
It is certainly possible, almost likely, that Nintendo will have a strong holiday season for both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Especially with Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire and Super Smash Bros. For Wii U leading the charge.
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