There is no denying that Nintendo is having an amazing year. At this week’s Nintendo financial briefing it was revealed that Nintendo is indeed having an incredible 2017. Thanks to the Nintendo Switch, Mario, and Zelda, Nintendo is in top form.
A quick overview:
Super Mario Odyssey has sold over two million copies in just three days. For comparison, Super Mario 3D World for the Nintendo Switch sold roughly 215,000 copies a month after coming out back in December 2013.
Nintendo has sold 7.63 million Switches, and we haven’t even gotten into the Holiday season or Black Friday yet. For comparison, the Wii U sold 13.56 million units in its 4.5-year lifespan.
Zelda Breath of the Wild has sold 4.7 million copies, 4.42 million copies of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, 3.61 million copies of Splatoon 2, and 1.37 million copies of 1-2 Switch. These are incredible numbers, and knowing Nintendo games, these sales will only increase. Nintendo games have historically long shelf lives.
Finally, the Super Nintendo Classic has sold 2 million units. They probably could have sold more had their been inventory but that is still pretty damn high. For comparison, Nintendo only sold 200,000 NES Classics the month it was released.
The Nintendo Switch has exceeded my expectations and I’m shocked how much I love it. It’s filled to the brim with incredible games and I’m sure it’s going be around for a very long time. I can’t wait to see what Nintendo has up their sleeve for 2018 and beyond. They’ve put out two of the very best games of the year and it’s going be interesting to see how they top it. If they want my advice, call up Square Enix and bring back Super Mario RPG. #JusticeForMallow