Nintendo Reveals Super Mario Bros. Wonder Is Fastest-Selling Game In The Series
Yesterday, we learned that the Nintendo Switch had surpassed 132 million units sold on the heels of great results from recent first-party releases like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Pikmin 4. Now, Nintendo has revealed that its latest first-party release, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, is the fastest-selling game in the Super Mario series. It achieved this record after selling more than 4.3 million units in two weeks.
"Super Mario Bros. Wonder, which was released worldwide on October 20, achieved global cumulative sales of 4.3 million units within the first two weeks," Nintendo's financial briefing reads. "This makes it the fastest-selling Super Mario related title. Super Mario related titles also tend to sell consistently over a long period of time. We anticipate this title will be an appealing choice for consumers during the upcoming holiday season and will continue to sell next year onwards as well."
Nintendo highlights the caveat that it has only been collecting sell-through data since the Nintendo DS and Wii generation, meaning Super Mario Bros. Wonder is the fastest-selling Super Mario game since collection began during the Wii and DS generation. This could mean prior Super Mario games sold faster, but that remains unknown. Nonetheless, 4.3 million copies sold in two weeks is an impressive feat for the first new entry in the side-scrolling Super Mario series in 11 years.
Nintendo attributes part of the game's sales success to The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which hit theaters in April and quickly achieved the best opening of all time for an animated film. It comes as no surprise that Nintendo is following that success with a live-action Legend of Zelda movie, which it announced yesterday.
Alongside news of Super Mario Bros. Wonder's sales, Nintendo also highlights that the Mario success will likely continue soon with upcoming Mario-related releases like this month's Super Mario RPG remake, Mario vs. Donkey Kong, its remake of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Princess Peach Showtime, and its HD remaster of Luigi's Mansion 2.
For more, read Game Informer's Super Mario Bros. Wonder review and then check out the strange reward for beating Super Mario Bros. Wonder's hardest challenge. Read Game Informer's Super Mario Bros. Wonder Flower Coins and Wonder Seeds guide after that and then check out our Super Mario Bros. Wonder Search Party guide.
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