SSBB is fastest-selling Nintendo game

Two copies shifted every minute.

Nintendo has announced Super Smash Bros. Brawl has become the fastest-selling game in the company's history.

SSBB was released for the Wii on March 9th and over 874,000 copies were sold on that day alone. By March 16th, more than 1.4 million copies had been snapped up - with the game selling at a rate of over 120 units per minute.

"Super Smash Bros. Brawl has made the leap from videogame to cultural phenomenon," said Nintendo of America exec Cammie Dunaway, polishing the diamonds on the soles of her shoes.

"Game reviewers and the public alike praise its fun gameplay and extensive, inventive content."

The previous instalment in the series, Super Smash Bros. Melee, is the best-selling GameCube game of all time with more than 7 million copies shifted worldwide.

There's just one problem with SSBB's huge popularity - apparently it's causing problems for people trying to play online.

"As with the launch of any online-enabled game, especially one as popular as Super Smash Bros. Brawl, everyone wants to play at once," Nintendo said in a statement. "This puts a strain on the pipeline." That's cleared that up then.

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