Kodoani.com – Nintendo announced today in the second part of its second quarter financial results for the year ending March 2024 that Super Mario Bros. wonderthe recently released title, made its mark in history with an impressive first two weeks, becoming the best-selling Super Mario title in Nintendo’s history.
Super Mario Bros. Wonder has sold 4.3 million copies worldwide through October 30. According to Nintendo, this is the biggest release for a Super Mario title since they began recording sales data during the Wii and Nintendo DS. Although the report doesn’t specifically mention whether this data point is specific to 2D side-scrolling Mario games or includes 3D platformers as well.
In its announcement to investors, Nintendo noted that the Super Mario Bros. typically have long sales compared to other titles like The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon, both of whose latest releases sold 10 million copies in their first weekends.
By comparison, Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe sold 1 million copies in its first two weeks and has now reached 16.7 million copies as of September 30, 2023, making it the 10th best-selling game on Nintendo Switch.
Additionally, the financial results report also stated that Mario games in general are selling very well, with sales increasing 1.3 times over the previous year, thanks in part to the success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which Nintendo also contributed to.
Mario mobile titles, such as Super Mario Run and Mario Kart Tour, are also experiencing growth, with new users increasing 1.4 times compared to the first two months of last year.
This marks a very positive result for the Mario series and Nintendo this year, and it certainly has Mario investors and fans happy. Woo-hoo!
According to: Kodoani.com