Super Mario Odyssey is the latest game in the Mario series, and it’s off to a fantastic start everywhere in the world. On Tuesday, Nintendo announced that the game sold over 2 million units worldwide during the first 3 days, but didn’t specify how it sold in each “main” region (Japan, North America, and Europe).
Then on Wednesday, Famitsu revealed that the game sold over 510 000 units during the launch week-end in Japan, which meant sales for Europe and North America combined were around 1.49 million units.
And today, Nintendo sent a press release to announce Super Mario Odyssey sold over 1.1 million units in the United States alone, but during the first 5 days (so until October 31st). That makes it the fastest-selling Mario game ever in the country (beating New Super Mario Bros. Wii), but also the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game, period.
In Europe, Super Mario Odyssey is also the fastest-selling Mario game, but Nintendo did not provide any actual data for that region.
But that’s not all: Nintendo also revealed that, as of October 31st, the Nintendo Switch has sold over 2.6 million units in the United States alone. Back on October 19th, Nintendo reported that the Nintendo Switch had sold over 2 million units in the country.
It definitely looks like the Nintendo Switch is on a roll in the United States. Last month, Nintendo revealed that it was the best-selling current-generation console in September in the United States, for the 3rd month in a row (and the 5th time since launch, out of 7 months on the market).
Combined, the Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo 3DS, and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition account for 2/3 of total Hardware sales in September in the US.
Source: Nintendo PR