'Super Mario Odyssey' Claims Throne As Fastest-Selling 'Super Mario' Game In US


Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch is officially the fastest-selling Super Mario game in the United States, taking the throne from New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Wii.

For fans of the game, this comes as no surprise. Super Mario Odyssey is now the best thing about the Nintendo Switch, and this new milestone comes with other achievements that show the massive popularity of Mario's latest adventure.

'Super Mario Odyssey': The Fastest-Selling 'Super Mario' Game In The US

Nintendo announced in a press release the achievement of Super Mario Odyssey as the fastest-selling Super Mario game in the United States, with 1.1 million units sold in just five days. The open-world title is now also the fastest-selling game so far for the Nintendo Switch.

The milestone comes just a few days after initial reports that Super Mario Odyssey sold 2 million copies in its first three days worldwide. With 7.6 million units of the Nintendo Switch sold, this meant that more than a quarter of all Nintendo Switch owners bought the game almost immediately after it was released.

It is easy to see why sales for Super Mario Odyssey have been spectacular. Nintendo noted that the current Metacritic score of the game sits at an average of 97, making it the best-reviewed game on any video game platform for the past three years. It shares this distinction with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a launch title for the Nintendo Switch.

With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild driving up interest in the Nintendo Switch during its March launch, and Super Mario Odyssey now poised to do the same over the upcoming holiday shopping season, the future of Nintendo looks brighter than ever.

What's Next For 'Super Mario Odyssey' And The Nintendo Switch?

Super Mario Odyssey sales will likely not be slowing down over the next few months. As new gamers learn from these tips and tricks to make the most out of the open-world adventure, speedrunners are already breaking records by taking less than 90 minutes to finish Super Mario Odyssey.

Meanwhile, Nintendo is on a roll with the success of Super Mario Odyssey and the Nintendo Switch. The company doubled its profit outlook for its current fiscal year and expects to sell 14 million units of the hybrid console by the end of it. This would mean that the Nintendo Switch is on track, in its first year, to beat the lifetime sales of the failed Nintendo Wii U, which sold 13.56 million units.

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