With every Nintendo console release, it is expected that the company will introduce new games based on existing franchises, for example how we’ve gotten so many variations of Mario Kart by now. This is also why seeing Nintendo announce Super Mario Odyssey as a Mario title for the Switch did not come as a surprise either.

However what’s surprising is how well-received the title is. According to Nintendo’s latest financial report (via GameSpot), it has been revealed that Super Mario Odyssey has managed to sell 2 million copies. This is a massive feat by Nintendo especially when you consider that it has only been about 3 days or so since the game was released!

Prior to this Nintendo had announced that the Switch had sold 7.6 million units worldwide, with the top-selling game for the Switch being The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild which managed 4.7 million titles to date, followed by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at 4.42 million. With Super Mario Odyssey coming in at 2 million right out of the gate, it has displaced the likes of both 1-2-Switch and ARMS, both of which managed a little under 1.5 million units sold each.

According to Nintendo, “We will endeavor to further increase the number of consumers who want to purchase Super Mario Odyssey, and eventually we would like the game to be seen as an evergreen title that has longevity in the market beyond this holiday season.”

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