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Super Mario Odyssey Becomes Nintendo’s Fastest-Selling Mario Game of All Time

Earlier today Nintendo announced more then 1.1 million units of the new Super Mario Odyssey game were sold in the United States alone. That equates to the equivalent of 463 copies per minute (or nearly eight per second).

While they did not release exact sales numbers for Canada, some other stats were provided.

  • Nintendo Switch is the best-selling console in Canada in 2017.
  • Super Mario Odyssey had the strongest launch day sales of any Super Mario game in Nintendo of Canada Ltd. history.
  • Super Mario Odyssey is the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch title ever, selling more copies in its launch weekend than The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is the #1 selling game this year to date.
  • 73% of all gaming hardware sold in September was a Nintendo product.
  • Nintendo is the #1 game publisher in Canada in 2017.

These numbers put Super Mario Odyssey on the path to becoming the best selling video game for the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo’s latest gaming console; fans are buying it even faster than they bought The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a launch title that was heralded as one of the best games in the Zelda franchise’s history.

Press Release

Press Release

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.

“The public continues to respond positively to Mario’s latest adventure”

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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.

For more information about Super Mario Odyssey, visit http://supermario.nintendo.com.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.5 billion video games and more than 710 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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