Super Mario Odyssey Becomes Nintendo’s Fastest-Selling Super Mario Game Ever in US – Business Wire (press release)

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In just five days, the new Super
Mario Odyssey
video game for the Nintendo
Switch
system sold more than 1.1 million units in the U.S. alone.
That makes it 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 game has already been enjoyed by well over a million people, and is
likely to be enjoyed by many more, as those early players continue to
spread their excitement for Mario. On Metacritic.com, which aggregates
scores from certain reviewers, for example, the game currently has a
critical review average of 97, with 43 perfect scores. This makes Super
Mario Odyssey
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
.

“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.”

Nintendo has increased supplies of Nintendo Switch to meet demand
through the holidays. 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.

For more information about Super Mario Odyssey, visit http://supermario.nintendo.com.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental
controls
that let adults manage the content their children can
access. For more information about other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch
system and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems.
Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System,
Nintendo has sold more than 4.5 billion video games and more than 710
million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the
Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS family of systems, Super NES,
Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii
and Wii U systems. It has also created industry icons that
have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong,
Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of
America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for
Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

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