Wii U Smash Pre-Orders Have Broken MK8's Record

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Wii U Smash Pre-Orders Have Broken MK8's Record
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In an interview with Bloomberg, Reggie Fils-Aime stated that pre-orders of Smash have surpassed those for Mario Kart 8, and that "The launch of Mario Kart 8 has essentially doubled our Wii U sales year-on-year. 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."


Meanwhile, Sony has sold 8 million PS4s, Microsoft has moved 3 million Xbox Ones, and Nintendo has sold 2 million Wii Us this year. We'll see what happens after the holiday season.

All Aboard the Hype Train, Next Stop: Smash Bros Direct

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Nintendo's got a Direct livestream planned for October 23rd that supposedly shows us fifty new things in Wii U Smash. My body is ready.

Amazon's Description of SSB on Wii U is a Little Too Helpful

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Amazon's Description of SSB on Wii U is a Little Too Helpful
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We've known for some time that the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. would be different from the 3DS version, but Nintendo's been pretty quiet about what changes we'll see. Thankfully, Amazon's spilled at least some of the beans. Looks like we're getting a stage creator utilizing the GamePad, Master and Crazy Hand challenges, and a board game mode.