In Nintendo’s financial briefing, the Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company revealed that it has sold about two million copies of “Super Mario Odyssey” just three days after the game was released.
According to Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima, the estimated sales of the company’s newest Super Mario installment have already exceeded 2 million units. This is an impressive feat considering the 3D platform video game was released on Oct. 27. Kimishima also expects the figure to go up when the holiday season goes into full swing.
“Last Friday saw the release of ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ in Japan and in overseas markets. 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,” Kimishima said. “Although ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ launched just a few days ago, the game appears to be meeting those expectations, judging by its high review scores from the gaming media and players’ positive comments on social media.”
GameSpot reports that “Super Mario Odyssey” is already chasing the top spot on the Nintendo Switch sales charts. At present, the top-selling Switch game is “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” which has sold 4.7 million units as of the end of September. The second spot goes to “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe,” which has sold 4.42 million copies. It’s safe to say that “Super Mario Odyssey” will continue to sell well in the coming weeks, so it’s possible for the new game to top the list soon.
Kimishima revealed that given the impressive sales of “Super Mario Odyssey” thus far, they will endeavor to increase the figure moving forward. He indicated that they are wishing for this new game to be viewed by consumers as an evergreen title that would be selling well even beyond the upcoming holiday season. Speaking of the holiday season, Nintendo is also preparing more Nintendo Switch units to meet the demand for the console.
Given that it has already sold 7 million Nintendo Switch units, Nintendo is also proud to announce that it has over 300 software publishers, including indie developers, who are working on new game titles for the console. “Nintendo Switch has not been on the market for long, but we already have a lot of software publishers who see Nintendo Switch as an opportunity to expand their business moving forward.”
Meanwhile, Nintendo also pointed out in its financial briefing that its “Super Mario Run” mobile game has already hit the 200 million mark for downloads. With this, Nintendo now aims for the game to be the “definitive Mario application for smart devices.” In spite of the mbadive number of downloads, Nintendo admitted that it has yet to reach an acceptable profit point. Still, the company is pleased with the lessons it learned from launching this mobile game.
Last month, Nintendo rolled out version 3.0 of “Super Mario Run.” The update came with enhancements and a new mode called Remix10 for a more thrilling play time. Nintendo says the update has excited many consumers, including those who purchased the game just recently. Therefore, it goes without saying that players can expect more updates in the future.
Nintendo estimates that it has sold 2 million copies of “Super Mario Odyssey” just three days after the game was launched. Photo: Nintendo