Super Mario Bros. Wonder which was released recently on Nintendo Switch has achieved wonderful success both commercially and critically. In Europe, it has claimed the title of the fastest-selling Super Mario game to date.
Although exact sales figures haven’t been disclosed, it stormed the charts in Japan, with an impressive 668,634 physical copies sold in its debut week, not accounting for digital sales. Sales information for North America is still pending. If the game continues its strong performance, Nintendo may announce milestone numbers in the coming months.”
Super Mario Bros. Wonder Breaks Records: Fastest-Selling Mario Game in Europe
Super Mario Bros. Wonder has officially grabbed the title of Europe’s fastest-selling Mario game ever. Nintendo proudly announced this achievement on social media today (October 26), revealing that this milestone was reached within the first three days of the game’s release.
“Wowie zowie! In its first three days on sale, Super Mario Bros. Wonder has become the fastest-selling Super Mario game ever in Europe. A huge thanks to everyone who helped make this a wonderful launch,” said Nintendo in their post.
Wowie zowie! In its first three days on sale, Super Mario Bros. Wonder has become the fastest-selling Super Mario game ever in Europe. A huge thanks to everyone who helped make this a wonderful launch. pic.twitter.com/7BtS7yHPtk— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) October 26, 2023
Super Mario Bros. Wonder made its debut on October 20 for Nintendo Switch and it quickly secured the spot as the third-largest physical launch for a Mario platform game, according to GamesIndustry, trailing behind only Super Mario Odyssey and Super Mario 3D All-Stars.
Currently, Wonder holds the title of being the fifth biggest boxed game release of the year. It was recently surpassed by Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 sales, a title that enjoyed monumental success, selling over 2.5 million copies and becoming the fastest-selling PlayStation Studios game.
While Nintendo has yet to disclose the statistics for North America or Japan, the worldwide sales performance of Super Mario Wonder, in comparison to this new European milestone, remains uncertain.
We first got an inkling of the game’s performance from the latest UK weekly chart, where it claimed the second spot (following Marvel’s Spider-Man 2) and was second only to the previous releases of Super Mario Odyssey and Super Mario 3D All-Stars. However, it’s worth noting that this chart only accounted for physical sales at retail. Given the substantial surge in digital sales, it’s quite likely that Wonder might have surpassed them when considering combined sales.
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