Today we are going to have a look at how Super Mario Odyssey is selling compared to other 3D Mario games released on Nintendo platforms in the past.
As Nintendo announced earlier this week, Super Mario Odyssey has sold 9.07 million copies worldwide by the end of 2017. This means it has become the 5th bestselling 3D Mario game of all time, a remarkable achievement considering that the game was out for less than 3 months by the end of 2017.
Super Mario Galaxy (Wii): 12.76 million
Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64): 11.91 million
Super Mario 3D Land (3DS): 11.40 million
Super Mario 64 DS (DS): 11.06 million
Super Mario Odyssey (Switch): 9.07 million
Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii): 7.67 million
Super Mario Sunshine (GameCube): 6.31 million
Super Mario 3D World (Wii U): 5.70 million
Twitter user GSK pointed out most first party Nintendo DS and Wii titles were printed for a very long period of time, thus contributing to the high sales volume they had.
Super Mario Odyssey may eventually overtake Super Mario Galaxy if it’s able to sell at least 3.69 million copies by the end of the Switch lifecycle. It’s not beyond the realm of possibility given that we are still early in the Switch lifecycle.