Super Mario Odyssey hits 1 million physical sales in Japan

The latest Famitsu data shows Switch nearing 3 million units sold

By Matthew Handrahan.Published Wednesday 20th December 2017, 8:50am GMT

Super Mario Odyssey has eclipsed 1 million physical sales in Japan since it launched on October 27, while Nintendo Switch is on the verge of reaching 3 million units.

According to data from Famitsu - translated by Gematsu - Super Mario Odyssey game has now sold 1,055,806 units in Japan. The total would be higher when combined with digital, of course, though the Switch audience has displayed a preference for physical products in the UK.

Article continues below

Advert loading...

Super Mario Odyssey sold two million units within three days of its launch, becoming the fastest selling Mario game ever in both the US and Europe. At around the same time, the game had sold 500,000 units in Japan.

Famitsu's data puts Switch sales at 2,988,399 million units in Japan, with 230,000 units sold last week alone. Based on that trajectory, the console is likely to have passed 3 million sales at the time of writing.

Worldwide, Switch reached 10 million sales earlier this month, making Japan one of its most lucrative markets. Nintendo plans to ship 50 million Switch console by April 2019.

Article continues below

Advert loading...

Nintendo was one of our choices for People of the Year 2017, but we also highlighted the level of success Switch needs to achieve in the absence of a clear successor for the 3DS.

Read article on GamesIndustry.biz