Nintendo’s latest first-party game, Super Mario Odyssey is now the best selling launch title of the year in the United Kingdom, surpassing Nintendo’s other hit game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
In a report by GamesIndustry, Super Mario Odyssey had sold upwards of 300,000 copies in retail store (not inclusive of UK Nintendo Store and eShop), selling stronger than any Wii U’s title at launch. The game has also lead to a 64% increase in Switch hardware compared to the previous week.
The real star of the week was Nintendo’s Super Mario Odyssey, which only narrowly lost out to Origins in second place. In fact, if we focus on individual formats, Super Mario Odyssey was No.1, beating Assassin’s Creed on PS4.
Odyssey is the biggest Switch launch of the year, surpassing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In fact, its first week boxed sales are stronger than any Wii U title’s debut, too. The game also resulted in a 64% increase in Switch hardware sales week-on-week, which means the machine has now passed 300,000 console sales in the UK (sales figures supplied from retailers). Also, note that sales from the online UK Nintendo Store are not counted in these figures, so these numbers will have been higher than reported.
It is great to see such a great game getting out into the hands of some many people. You can read the full article from GamesIndusty here.