Smash Bros Ultimate DLC Character and Nintendo sales news
Fans are slowly finding out which characters will be missing on the final Fighters Pass 5 spot, helping to eliminate few rumours along the way.
There are hopes that a new Nintendo Direct will be held soon, possibly in January, which will provide the answers to Switch gamers.
And while there is no reason to believe a new event is in the works, Nintendo themselves have yet to share its Direct streaming plans for 2020.
We may not know when the big Super Smash Bros Ultimate DLC character reveal will be made but we do know why there is so much hype surrounding it.
News this week has confirmed that Smash Bros Ultimate is now the best-selling console game in Japan this decade.
According to the latest sales figures, Super Smash Ultimate has achieved sales of over 3.3million in Japan.
And this would officially give the latest instalment in the platform brawler series the crown.
Others may eventually surpass it, but it confirms that sales remain healthy for a game that came out last year.
And it’s not just in Japan that Super Smash Bros Ultimate is proving a massive hit with Nintendo switch gamers.
It was also recently confirmed that Smash Ultimate holds the same title in the United States, following an excellent year for sales.
A message from the NPD Group, which tracks sales in the United States, confirms: “Super Smash Bros Ultimate is now the best-selling Fighting game in U.S. history, with a lifetime dollar sales total surpassing that of the previous best-selling Fighting game, Super Smash Bros. Brawl.”
Super Smash Bros. Brawl launched in 2008 on the Wii, which went on to become one of the best selling consoles ever.
So with such a broad audience waiting for the next big Super Smash news, it’s hardly surprising that interest is high among gamers.
For now, it’s still unclear which famous character will be featured in Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros Ultimate Fighters Pass 5 DLC.
So far we have received Joker, who can summon his Persona, Arsene, to immediately power up his attacks for a limited time.
There is also The Hero from the Dragon Quest XI, complete with the Supreme Sword of Light, and Banjo & Kazooie is another recent member of the lineup.
Another surprise inclusion was Terry Bogard, an iconic fighter from the Fatal Fury series of fighting games.
We may not know yet who will be filling the roster but leakers suggest they know who won’t be.
According to prominent leakers tracking the story, there are plenty of names that can be dismissed at this point.
The Sabi Twitter account, which is known for offering accurate information, has provided this list so far: Ryu Hayabusa, Crash Bandicoot, Doomguy, Geno, Dante, Lloyd/ A Tales of Rep and Sora.
For now, the biggest rumoured characters that Sabi has ruled out are Ninja Gaiden’s Ryu Hayabusa, Crash Bandicoot and Sora from Kingdom Hearts.
Sabi later added: “I’ve only deconfirmed seven or so specific characters, and just clarified what I heard isn’t related to two very niche developers.
“That’s all. I started deconfirming first, and I don’t know enough to back his posts. I’m currently trying to ask a source if Verge is wrong about stuff.”
One recent rumour has linked a prominent Nintendo franchise to a Super Smash Bros Ultimate appearance.
An alleged online leak suggests that Phoenix Wright could be the next Smash Bros DLC character.
Phoenix Wright has yet to be ruled out by leakers, so there is still a chance of there being some truth behind the rumour.