Super Mario Odyssey now the fastest-selling Mario game in the United States
In the five days since the release of Super Mario Odyssey, the first game in the long-running franchise for the Nintendo Switch, the title has sold more than 1.1 million units in the United States, making if 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,” 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.”
Super Mario Odyssey is also 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.
To meet the demand of the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo has increased supplies of the console through the holiday season. 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.
In Super Mario Odyssey, players roam massive 3D kingdoms to collect Moons to power Mario’s airship, the Odyssey. The kingdoms around the globe are filled with secrets and surprises. Mario can don a variety of costumes and interact with his environment in many creative ways, such as by driving vehicles or exploring sections as Pixel Mario. Mario’s new partner, Cappy, gives him new moves like cap throw, cap jump and capture, which provide a fresh take on the classic Super Mario formula and define this new adventure. The game offers new locales like the skyscraper-packed New Donk City.