Super Mario 3D All-Stars is the Third Biggest Game Launch of 2020 in the UK
Behind only The Last of Us Part II and Animal Crossing, Super Mario 3D All-Stars has already had one of the UK's biggest game launches.
Featuring a collection of three of Mario’s most notable 3D adventures, it’s not exactly a huge surprise that the recently-released Super Mario 3D All-Stars would be a hit. Released this month to celebrate Mario’s 35th anniversary, the collection from Nintendo is already breaking some big sales records with its launch, including debuting at the top of the sales charts in the UK and emerging as one of the best-selling games of 2020 so far.
According to UK game sales data that was released this week, Super Mario 3D All-Stars has debuted as the third biggest game launch of 2020 in the UK, with The Last of Us Part II and Animal Crossing: New Horizons as the only two titles for the year that have ranked above it. According to additional details from GamesIndustry.biz, 3D All-Stars also topped the sales charts with its debut and dethroned Marvel’s Avengers, which was the top-selling title for the past two weeks beforehand in the UK. Their report also explained that to date, 3D All-Stars is the fifth fastest-selling Switch title ever in the UK, behind only four titles: Pokemon Sword & Shield, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Super Mario Odyssey.
3D All-Stars was announced by Nintendo earlier this month as part of the company’s celebrations for Mario’s 35th anniversary, which also included a mixed-reality Mario Kart title, a new Mario battle royale-esque game, and the Switch release of Super Mario 3D World in February. The company also announced a variety of Mario-themed events taking place in recent Switch and mobile titles such as Mario Kart Tour and Super Mario Maker 2.
The 3D All-Stars collection was rumored for some time until Nintendo’s confirmation, and it was also revealed that 3D All-Stars is a limited time release until March 31, 2021 for both the physical and digital versions of the game. Given the nostalgia factor behind playing classic titles like Super Mario 64, Sunshine, and Galaxy (combined with its limited release), it’s not a surprise that 3D All-Stars is already shaping up to be a major hit for the Switch.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars is available now on Nintendo Switch for a limited time.