Eighteen years ago, Nintendo launched a new IP on GameCube. Instead of yet another Mario-led adventure, Nintendo decided to focus on the other brother. Luigi’s ghost-busting adventure ended up being a surprise hit, selling over 3 million copies. The series lie dormant for years, but it was revied with a sequel and a remake on 3DS. Then, just this Halloween, Nintendo launched Luigi’s Mansion 3 on Nintendo Switch. According to the early sales data, it’s off to a hot start!
Luigi’s Mansion 3 US debut
The NPD Group recently released its October report, highlighting software and hardware sales in the US. According to Mat Piscatella, Luigi’s Mansion 3 had better debut sales than any previous game in the franchise.
US NPD SW – Luigi's Mansion 3 was the third best-selling game of October, while also being the month's best-selling game on Nintendo Switch. Luigi's Mansion 3 set a new launch month franchise sales record, besting the previous high set by Luigi's Mansion.
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) November 14, 2019
Strong sales globally
We don’t have exact numbers yet, but considering it launched on the last day of the month, Luigi’s Mansion 3 is killing it! We also know that it’s performing well in Japan. It sold over 150,000 copies at launch in its home country, then moved another 54,000+ in its second week. We also previously reported that it had the strongest launch of any Nintendo game in the UK in 2019. It looks like Luigi is a star all around the world! He deserves it for summoning the courage to fight those ghosts.