This just in: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
sold a lot. That's an observation that is neither new or particularly exciting, but put it in graph form
's phenomenal success is capable of wowing us all over again.
At first glance, we presumed those blue bars represented the first month sales of all three Smash
games in the U.S. But no: those are lifetime
sales of Super Smash Bros.
and Super Smash Bros. Melee
respectively, while the red bar is Brawl
's first month
sales. That's right: in its opening month alone, Brawl
not only bypassed the lifetime sales of the first title in the franchise, but has already reached 70% of its predecessor's all-time sales. Our flabbers? Consider them gasted.
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