While it’s not too surprising that Nintendo’s newest entry in the Mario franchise is a success, Nintendo has announced today that in the last 5 days Super Mario Odyssey has sold 1.1 million units in the U.S. alone, making it the fastest-selling Super Mario game, which beats out even the hugely popular New Super Mario Bros. Wii game. Nintendo of Europe also announced via Twitter that the game is also the fastest selling Super Mario game in Europe.
Earlier this week it revealed that after 3 days, Super Mario Odyssey had sold over 500,000 game cards and download cards at retail stores (which doesn’t include purchases straight from the Nintendo eShop), making it the best 1st-week sales for a 3D Mario game in that region.
On Metacritic, Super Mario Odyssey currently has an average review score of 97 based on 85 critic reviews, barely beating out The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the best-reviewed game of the year, and the best-reviewed game on any system in the last 3 years.
What do you think of Super Mario Odyssey? Are you surprised by its success?