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Super Mario Odyssey Sold 2M Copies Already

01 November 2017

Super Mario Odyssey launched on October 27 and is available now for the Nintendo Switch. Prior to its release, most people assumed Super Mario Odyssey was being positioned as Nintendo's most important IP this year. The console, which sold 2.3 million global units and was notoriously hard to get hold of, is expected to return to store shelves in the Summer.

Mario has been Nintendo's most important character for 32 years - and his popularity is showing no signs of slowing down.

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According to a new report from Engadget, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima stated that despite the game's 200 million-plus downloads, the company has "not yet reached an acceptable profit point" from Super Mario Run. Whereas the "shipped" term (7.63 million Nintendo Switch units shipped) refers to products shipped to suppliers, "sell-through" (3 million copies of Super Mario Odyssey) were sold by retailers.

We enjoyed our time with the Nintendo Switch exclusive, writing in our Super Mario Odyssey review: "Packed with energy, charm, and every trick in the book thrown in, choosing to hop aboard the Odyssey will undoubtedly result in you having the chance to experience one of Mario's greatest adventures". Put another way, more than a quarter (28.5 percent) of all Switch owners have purchased Super Mario Odyssey in the first three days. Ultimately, Nintendo is hoping that the game will eventually be seen as an evergreen title, showing solid sales longevity beyond the holiday market period.

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From 2012 on through 2016, Nintendo was in a dreary place, but it seems to have found its footing in 2017. Looking ahead, several upcoming games will strengthen the Switch's lineup, including Doom, Skyrim, and several Resident Evil titles, to name just a few.

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Super Mario Odyssey Sold 2M Copies Already