Many of us knew the new Super Smash Brothers coming to the Wii U would be a big release but I don’t believe we could have imagined to what scale. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed that preorder numbers for Super Smash Brothers for Wii U is higher then that of Mario Kart 8 another game that has seen reasonable sales this year on the Wii U. Even better is that preorder numbers have set a brand new record for the Wii U with the game having the highest numbers for preorders of any game thus far.

Fils-Aime told Bloomberg News:

“The launch of Mario Kart 8 has essentially doubled our Wii U sales year-on-year. Presales for Smash are stronger than the presales for Kart. So our expectation is that the sell-through for Smash is going to be very strong, certainly on par with what we saw with Mario Kart 8. We think the impact on hardware will be similarly dramatic.”

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U launches on November 21 in North America, the rest of the world will see the game launch around November 28th and November 29th.