Nintendo’s latest release, Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch, has sold more than double the copies that the previous game did, in the first week. Those are some impressive numbers, even disregarding that the sequel has it better than the original from the start. It’s on a better-selling console, for one, and it came out just as the summer game drought begun.
To the surprise of probably nobody, Super Mario Maker 2 is doing really, really well. The marketing push is really strong, and that certainly doesn’t hurt matters, but I’m sure that it’d do equally fine on its own. Either way, according to Eurogamer, the physical sales of Super Mario Maker 2 are almost double that of the original, and that’s just in the first week. One can only imagine what’s gonna happen further on. Seeing as how there aren’t any big releases coming in the coming weeks, I’d say that it’s free to reign supreme.
Now, as the article points out, the fact that the previous Super Mario Maker came out on the ill-fated Wii U, just as it was breathing its last, ragged breaths, is probably one of the reasons why the sequel is selling so much better. After all, the Switch has sold way more units than the Wii U, the console’s life cycle is in its prime. So, glory to our lord and savior Mario!
In other news, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the Castlevania-like that came out on Xbox and PS4 not to long ago, has broken into the top ten on UK charts. The top game, of course, is Super Mario Maker 2, beating Crash Team Racing down to second place, with F1 2019 in third. I don’t see anything taking Mario down in at least two to three more weeks from now.