Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury launched last week to lots of hype and fanfare, but now that the Mario remaster is finally here, is it really the cat’s meow among fans?
Super Mario 3D World is no.1 in the UK this week (surprise!). Its launch is nearly 3 times bigger than the Wii U original (physical only), although back then the Wii U had only sold 160k units. It’s the 3rd biggest Mario platform launch on the Switch (behind Odyssey & All-Stars)
— Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) February 14, 2021
That alone may not be too surprising, given that we’re talking about a mainline Mario platformer, but the re-release has outsold its original Wii U counterpart three times over. Dring also notes that it’s now “the 3rd biggest Mario platform launch on the Switch (behind Odyssey & All-Stars).”
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