Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's 6th biggest UK launch ever

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PostSuper Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's 6th biggest UK launch ever
by Garth of Christmas Future » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:51 am

Super Mario Odyssey, meanwhile, was a smash hit for Nintendo. Its sales actually weren't far off those of Assassin's, and yet Mario is a Switch exclusive.

Odyssey is the Nintendo Switch's biggest game launch to date (beating Zelda: Breath of the Wild at the console's launch) and the sixth biggest Nintendo launch of all time in the UK. Its launch sales are higher than any game launch on Wii U.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017- ... -syndicate

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's 6th biggest UK launch ever
by jawafour » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:56 am

Just Dance 2018 charted in 23rd, meanwhile. Of all the formats it launched on, it sold best on Wii. Yes, the original Wii. (Followed by Switch, Xbox One and then Wii U.)


It’s incredible that the Wii, with the right type of game, can still be a player six years after the system was virtually dead at retail. People still have Wii’s setup... I do, too :toot: .

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's 6th biggest UK launch ever
by Garth of Christmas Future » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:58 am

7.63 million Nintendo Switches sold worldwide:
https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/financ ... index.html

Worldwide software totals:
Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 4.7M
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 4.42M
Splatoon 2 - 3.61M
1-2 Switch - 1.37M
ARMS - 1.35M

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's 6th biggest UK launch ever
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:00 am

Its launch sales are higher than all of the Wii U games combined.


FTFY.

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's 6th biggest UK launch ever
by Gemini73 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:00 am

GTA 5 still hanging in there. Amazing really that it's still selling on a regular basis. Still, one of those games I never bought myself.

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's 6th biggest UK launch ever
by OrangeReindeer » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:01 am

7.63 million switches but only 4.7 million BOTW

People be crazy

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's 6th biggest UK launch ever
by jawafour » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:06 am

OrangeRakoon wrote:7.63 million switches but only 4.7 million BOTW

People be crazy

Maybe the rest decided to grab Disgaea 5.

I’m a little surprised at how well Kart Deluxe has sold. I guess it’s a combination of gamers who missed out on the U version and the U owners buying it again.

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's 6th biggest UK launch ever
by Karl » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:08 am

Disgaea 5 is a great game. Long and hard and intricate, a huge timesink, not something I've found time to finish :shifty: , but great.

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's 6th biggest UK launch ever
by Hyperion » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:13 am

jawafour wrote:I’m a little surprised at how well Kart Deluxe has sold. I guess it’s a combination of gamers who missed out on the U version and the U owners buying it again.


Hit the nail on the head there jawa :lol:

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's 6th biggest UK launch ever
by jawafour » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:15 am

Hyperion wrote:
jawafour wrote:I’m a little surprised at how well Kart Deluxe has sold. I guess it’s a combination of gamers who missed out on the U version and the U owners buying it again.


Hit the nail on the head there jawa :lol:

I was stating the obvious a bit there :fp: :oops: :lol: .

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's 6th biggest UK launch ever
by The Watching Artist » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:30 am

:lol:
OrangeRakoon wrote:7.63 million switches but only 4.7 million BOTW

People be crazy

Some got it on U then got a Switch later?

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by captain red dog » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:49 am

jawafour wrote:
Hyperion wrote:
jawafour wrote:I’m a little surprised at how well Kart Deluxe has sold. I guess it’s a combination of gamers who missed out on the U version and the U owners buying it again.


Hit the nail on the head there jawa :lol:

I was stating the obvious a bit there :fp: :oops: :lol: .

Ah to be fair I think it's also because Kart 8 was such a strong game, the best since Kart 64 in my opinion. It definitely has the legs of a long term best seller but yeah the poor Wii-U sales have a large part it too.

I'm surprised Odyssey only made it as the 6th best Nintendo launch. What were the others? There seems to be a buzz around Odyssey that few Nintendo games have had in the past.

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's 6th biggest UK launch ever
by OrangeReindeer » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:07 pm

The Watching Artist wrote::lol:
OrangeRakoon wrote:7.63 million switches but only 4.7 million BOTW

People be crazy

Some got it on U then got a Switch later?


I'll let those people off

But not the others

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's 6th biggest UK launch ever
by Gemini73 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:00 pm

Just read the replies on Eurogamer's comments section for that article. Wished I hadn't. :dread:

There are some right wankers who frequent that place. So glad GRcade is a thing. So glad.

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's 6th biggest UK launch ever
by Tomous » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:13 pm

Garth wrote:7.63 million Nintendo Switches sold worldwide:
https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/financ ... index.html

Worldwide software totals:
Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 4.7M
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 4.42M
Splatoon 2 - 3.61M
1-2 Switch - 1.37M
ARMS - 1.35M


There was a fair amount of criticism for Nintendo not including 1-2 Switch as a pack in but from a business decision, it's sold over 1.37m and theyve had no trouble shifting Switches.

Good to see Splatoon 2 doing well again. It's got to be considered a core Nintendo franchise now.

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's 6th biggest UK launch ever
by jawafour » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:18 pm

I wonder what the sales numbers are for Mario + Rabbids? I’ve read that it is the best-selling non-Nintendo published game on Switch, but I can’t trace figures. I hope it has done well as that may persuade Ubi to continue with that kind of thing rather than doing bare-bones ports like Rayman.

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's 6th biggest UK launch ever
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:17 pm

I read in the comments section on that the eurogamer article that the weekly sales figures don’t include online store sales. Which will surely soon make these figures a bit redundant as more and more people download titles. I assume if you say buy a code from amazon that it’s included and just not say buying directly from the e shop although it could be both.

Also it’s good that odyssey has sold well in its first week in the U.K. Nintendo has never really been at home in the uk, for some reason it’s always been accepted more in continental Europe. Hopefully things are starting to change a little.

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's 6th biggest UK launch ever
by Garth of Christmas Future » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:46 am

Mario Odyssey sold-through over 2 million copies in 3 days worldwide:
https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2017/171031_2e.pdf

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's 6th biggest UK launch ever
by Sleighamorph » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:48 am

Aren't these figures just for physical copies too and don't take digital sales into account?

Still, for a single platform title to take the number 2 spot behind a multi-platform title is amazing.


But who the hell is still buying GTA V anymore? How does everyone not own at least one copy now?

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PostRe: Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo's 6th biggest UK launch ever
by Rubix » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:08 am

Its crazy how GtaV is still in the top 10

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