Nintendo has released sales data related to their latest major release, Super Mario Odyssey.
The game, which was released on October 27 around the world, has sold over 1.1 million copies in just the first five day in the US, according to Nintendo. This puts the Switch game ahead of the previous best seller, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, which sold about 1.3 million copies in its first two weeks.
This massive number has meant more hardware sales, and Nintendo has increased its supply of Switch consoles to match the demand through the upcoming holiday period. According to Nintendo, the total number of Switch sales in the US through the end of October is over 2.6 million.
It’s no surprise that Super Mario Odyssey is as successful as it is, with a Metacritic rating of 97 and 43 perfect scores. In fact, it’s the best-reviewed game on any system in the past three years, tied only with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
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Source: Press release (below)
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– In just five days, the new Super Mario Odyssey video game for the Nintendo Switch system sold more than 1.1 million units in the U.S. alone. That makes it the fastest-selling Super Mario game ever in the U.S., surpassing the New Super Mario Bros. Wii game. Super Mario Odyssey is also the fastest-selling game so far for Nintendo Switch.
In just five days, the new Super Mario Odyssey video game for the Nintendo Switch system sold more than 1.1 million units in the U.S. alone. That makes it the fastest-selling Super Mario game ever in the U.S., surpassing the New Super Mario Bros. Wii game. (Photo: Business Wire)
The game has already been enjoyed by well over a million people, and is likely to be enjoyed by many more, as those early players continue to spread their excitement for Mario. On Metacritic.com, which aggregates scores from certain reviewers, for example, the game currently has a critical review average of 97, with 43 perfect scores. This makes Super Mario Odyssey the best-reviewed game on Metacritic for any system of the last three years, tied only with Nintendo Switch launch game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
“The public continues to respond positively to Mario’s latest adventure,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s President and COO. “We’re also seeing sales momentum for Nintendo Switch thanks to an ever-growing catalog of games from large publishers and indie developers.”
Nintendo has increased supplies of Nintendo Switch to meet demand through the holidays. The total number of Nintendo Switch systems sold in the United States through the end of October now stands at more than 2.6 million.
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