A World Map Showing Where People Are Playing Smash Bros Right Now

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Here's a cool new feature in the newest Super Smash Bros. game for 3DS: a map of the globe that shows where everyone's playing at any given time.

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As you can see in the shot above, right now most Smash players are based in Japan, though that'll likely change when the game comes out in U.S./Europe/Australia next Friday.

When you go online in this version of Nintendo's crazy mascot fighter, you can either brawl on your own or spectate (and even place coin bets on) other people's matches. You can also see something called World Status.

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Here's a video look at the map:

You can't see it so well in the video, but that ticker up top shows off some crazy stats about the game, like, for example, how many total hours people have played:

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And here's a brief look at what you see as you're spectating a game full of other players, who in this case are mostly Japanese:

Illustration for article titled A World Map Showing Where People Are Playing emSmash Bros/em Right Now

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DISCUSSION

wheelerguy
Wheelerguy

See? No one, ABSOLUTELY NO ONE, even cares playing Smash Bros.

They're in COD, LoL, Destiny, or some other game. Not SSB.

Of the 125 years Nintendo has existed, this is a visualization of their all-time low.