Super Mario Odyssey is the great platformer released on Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch, in which Mario travels through various worlds in the company of his magical hat, Cappy.
The title was released on October 27, 2017 and was positively received by critics and fans from all over the world, and obviously sold a lot (also through Amazon).
The plumber is generally at the center of attention these days, given that in a few weeks the eagerly awaited film dedicated to him will also be released, the last of which was recently shown trailer.
Super Mario Odyssey is back in the best-selling video game chart of the week, after all these years: will it be only thanks to the ever closer release date of the feature film?
As Nintendo Life reports, in fact, the platformer for Nintendo Switch gracefully leapt into the top 10 best-selling games of the week. A curious circumstance that has at least a couple of reasons.
In addition to the arrival of the film that has certainly reinvigorated, once again, the interest in the Mustachioed plumber, Super Mario Odyssey was recently included in a new Switch bundle “MAR10 Day”, released on March 10 for Mario Day (you can see it here), and was also subject to some minor discounts at various outlets.
This means that the new Switch bundle, otherwise discounted, has further pushed the sales of the game that is inside.
Here is the ranking of the best-selling games, with the position they held in the last week on the left and the current one on the right:
|Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
|Metroid Prime Remastered
|God of War Ragnarok
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
|Super Mario Odyssey
|Animal Crossing New Horizons
Among other things, in the field of curiosities, Chris Dring of Game Industry has revealed a very particular fact that relates Metroid Prime Remastered and Bayonetta Origins:
Metrod Prime Remastered boxed sales went up in its third week on sale in the UK (up 24%). That’s unusual.
This week it sold 4X as many copies as that new Bayonetta spin-off
—Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) March 21, 2023
Metroid Prime Remastered is not only still in the top 10 permanently, but sold four times the copies of the Bayonetta spin-off. Which is a real shame, because it’s a great game as we explained in our review.