According to a report from SuperData, Super Mario 3D All-Stars had an immensely successful launch month. You probably didn’t need any official industry analysis to tell you that, but now we have a slightly clearer picture of just how well the game performed at launch. Evidently, the game moved 1.8 million units in September (and that’s with a release about halfway through the month). Outclassing Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Maker 2, and New Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, the limited-run port collection now enjoys the most successful digital Mario launch on Switch.
There’s a lot of screwiness surrounding this trio of ports. Nintendo plans to yank the games off of the eShop and out of production next March, for example, and then there’s the whole fiasco surrounding the laziness of each port in Super Mario 3D All-Stars. Regardless, armies of eager scalpers and underwhelming port jobs clearly weren’t enough to deter incredibly successful sales figures.
That’s no surprise. As I said in my review, Super Mario 3D All-Stars is just a lot of fun, regardless of how much potential it leaves on the table. I’m positive that the game will move millions of more units as we sweep through the holidays and toward the game’s mysterious delisting.