As a follow-up piece of news to Kimishima’s statement that Super Mario Odyssey sold 2 million copies in 3 days, Nintendo has decided to elaborate on this even further and guess what? Super Mario Odyssey is the best and fastest selling Super Mario game at launch for Europe and North America and we’re sharing both official announcements from Nintendo below:
Super Mario Odyssey Becomes Nintendo’s Fastest-Selling Super Mario Game Ever in U.S.: (Nintendo of America)
The Nintendo Switch Game is Also One of the Best-Reviewed Games of All Time
REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 2, 2017 – 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.
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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SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY BECOMES NINTENDO’S FASTEST-SELLING SUPER MARIO GAME EVER IN EUROPE: (Nintendo of Europe)
The Nintendo Switch game is also one of the best-reviewed games of all time
2nd November, 2017 – Super Mario Odyssey, which launched on Nintendo Switch on Friday 27th October, has become the fastest-selling Super Mario game ever across Europe, surpassing the launch weekend sales of Super Mario Galaxy 2. Mario’s latest adventure has also become the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game in Europe, and globally, more than two million copies of the game were sold worldwide in its first three days on sale.
Super Mario Odyssey has also received positive review scores: 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.
Super Mario Odyssey is the latest title for Nintendo Switch, the new home console from Nintendo that can be played anytime, anywhere, with anyone. The console launched on 3rd March this year, alongside The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which was not only bestowed with some of the highest review scores in gaming history, but also became the biggest-selling Nintendo launch title ever in Europe, even outselling Wii Sports in first weekend sales.
Mario’s latest adventure is one of the best-reviewed games of all time, and the fastest-selling Super Mario game ever in Europe. For more information on the game, visit the Super Mario Odyssey website.
Source: Nintendo PR
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This post was written by Jack Longman