This Is Nintendo’s Best-Selling Mario Game In History With 4.3M Sales In 2 Weeks
This impressive figure can be attributed to the success of the Super Mario Bros. Movie and the ongoing popularity of the Super Mario franchise, according to IGN.
Although Nintendo’s data collection for sales began with the Wii and Nintendo DS, making it impossible to directly compare with earlier titles like Super Mario 64, it’s safe to say that Super Mario Bros. Wonder’s launch was exceptionally successful due to the vast Nintendo Switch install base (currently over 130 million units).
Nintendo anticipates that the game’s sales will continue to thrive, especially during the upcoming holiday season and into 2024, as Super Mario games traditionally maintain long-term appeal.
Additionally, more Mario-related titles are scheduled for release on the Nintendo Switch, such as Super Mario RPG, Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Princess Peach: Showtime!, Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD, and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
Moreover, the Japanese company has reported robust financial results for the first half of the fiscal year ending on September 30, driven by the popularity of games like “Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” and the forthcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie.
The company achieved a 21.2% year-on-year increase in sales, reaching approximately $5.3 billion, and a 27% year-on-year rise in profit, totaling around $1.9 billion, marking its highest sales since the launch of the Nintendo Switch in 2017.
Despite anticipation for a next-generation console, the original Nintendo Switch saw increased sales, with 6.84 million units sold during the six-month period, bringing the total number of Switch units sold to 132.46 million. Nintendo also raised its profit forecast for the current financial year to approximately $2.8 billion.
Produced in association with Benzinga
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