Super Mario Maker 2 Direct May 15 Nintendo Direct

Super Mario Maker 2 outperformed Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled and was the hottest selling title in the UK in its launch week. The sequel is Nintendo’s biggest launch of the year. 

Dropping nearly 50%, Crash Team Racing still held strong and snagged second place in the weekly chart. Other Switch titles charting are arguably the most mainstream of Nintendo’s first-party offerings, namely Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. And controversy aside, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night had a successful physical launch week on Switch, bumping it to the top ten. Here’s the full list, per gamesindustry.biz

  1. Super Mario Maker 2
  2.  Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
  3.  F1 2019
  4.  Judgement
  5.  Mario Kart 8
  6. Red Dead Redemption II
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8.  Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  9. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  10. Super Smash Bros Ultimate

First-party success

With Super Mario Maker 2 the biggest launch until Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order arrives on July 19, expect it to sit atop the rankings for at least a few weeks. Even with the big third-party exclusive in Ultimate Alliance 3, the game will sell as long as the Switch is a focus of Nintendo. It’s similar to Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, in that it’ll always remain a relatively fresh title. At least, it has that potential given how exclusives sell on the hybrid system. 

Did you pick up Super Mario Maker 2? Let me know down in the comments section! 


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Aric Sweeny
Former Editor-in-Chief, now staff writer here at NE. I'm an English student in California. Let's talk Pokémon.

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