May 23, 2018

Super Mario Odyssey Sold 2 Million Copies in 3 Days, Says Nintendo

02 November 2017, 12:25 | Rudolph Thomas

“The L stands for ‘winner.’” Yeah OK Nintendo. Nintendo via Polygon

“The L stands for ‘winner.’” Yeah OK Nintendo.    
   Nintendo via Polygon

Luckily for Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild turned out to be a fantastic title, and early on it even sold more copies than the console itself. Even with the shortages that followed nearly immediately after its release, Nintendo managed to sell more than 2 million units within a month of release.

The numbers include both download card and Switch Super Mario Odyssey hardware bundles, but do not include download sales. And with the holiday season fast approaching, Nintendo is set to sell a whole bunch more.

While The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are now the two best-selling Switch games with 4.7 million units and 4.42 million units sold respectively, Super Mario Odyessys sales are still ridiculously impressive, hitting almost have of the two best selling game's sales in a couple of days - this means that Super Mario Odyessy could very likely become the leading title of the Hybrid Console. And though Fire Emblem Heroes is reportedly on-track for meeting the company's profit goals, Super Mario Run has apparently fallen short.

Super Mario Odyssey game - what's special about it? This newest title in the Super Mario series received many awards this year at the largest game shows in Western markets, such as E3 and Gamescom, and consumers had high expectations leading to its release. Players can download the game for free and play the first few levels without having to shell out cash.

Moreover, Nintendo wants to expand the Switch in terms of reaching more people by inviting other publishers and developers to make games for the new system.

But the games are selling well, too. Super Mario Odyssey now enjoys a 97 professional rating and 8.9 user score on Metacritic, a popular reviews aggregate site.

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