In a recent interview Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said that preorders for Super Smash Bros. have exceeded Mario Kart 8's numbers. He did not give a specific preorder number for Super Smash Bros. but he did have tis to say. "The launch of Mario Kart 8 has essentially doubled our Wii U sales year on year.” "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." Nintendo had sold 7.29 million Wii U systems as of September 30. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is set to release on November 21.