Nintendo Co. this week said pre-order sales for Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U are greater than Mario Kart 8.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime told Bloomberg this week that pre-order sales for Super Smash Bros. are stronger Mario Kart 8 and that the company expects sell-through sales to be very strong, with a subsequent impact to hardware demand .
Mario Kart 8 has sold 3.49 million copies at global retail.
Super Smash Bros. will include brand new features including Smash Tour: World Smash, a board game mode; Special Smash Mode to fight with special parameters; Coin Battles to compete to collect coins; Stamina Matches to fight until hit points reach zero; Classic Mode to allow one or two players to fight through a series of battles; All-Star Mode to fight opponents in chronological, and Event Mode for one or two players to take on set character and theme-based battles.
The 8-player Smash Mode allows eight players to fight simultaneously in local multiplayer in larger stages.
In addition, the title will include custom stage creation functionality via the Wii U GamePad, and the option to import custom Nintendo 3DS fighters to the Wii U SKU.
Also, customers who purchase both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS SKU will receive a two-disc music soundtrack after registration at Club Nintendo and Mewtwo as a free DLC. The Mewtwo fighter will be available in spring 2015.
Both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS SKU include online multiplayer functionality to battle users on their respective platforms.
Each SKU includes a distinct set of battle arenas.
Finally, Ridley will appear in the Metroid series-inspired Pyrosphere stage.
The Super Smash Bros. Bundle will include the game, Nintendo GameCube Super Smash Bros. Edition Controller, and Nintendo GameCube Adapter for Wii U at $99.99.