Super Smash Bros 3DS Sells 1 Million in Its First Week

By   /   Sep 16, 2014

September 13th of this month saw the release of Super Smash Bros 3DS in Japan; the game has proven to be a huge success and has sold 1 million copies in its first week.

The impressive figures were revealed by Nintendo and includes both digital and retail sales of the game.

Although the game is selling like hot cakes, there is still an issue you will be facing until you own the recently announced new 3DS models. Nintendo is blocking some of Super Smash Bro’s ancillary functions for those who play it on the company’s old 3DS and 3DS XL systems.

Running the game isn’t an issue, nor is the gameplay. However, the old systems are not capable of running Miiverse and the game simultaneously, so unless you purchase a new 3DS model (which isn’t out yet) you won’t be able to take and post screenshots from the game with ease.

According to a post on Miiverse by a Nintendo rep:

“Miiverse cannot be run while this software is being played, so posting screenshots to this community is not possible. When using this software with the New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL, Miiverse can be used while playing.”

Thankfully, there is a solution – If you own one of the old models. You can save your screenshots on an SD-card and post them via an Internet browser.


There you have it. North American fans will also be able to get their hands on the game starting October 3, 2014.

And if you are planning to purchase the new 3DS and 3DS XL, the systems will be available in Japan from October 11 while other regions like North America and Europe will have to wait until next year.

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