Super Mario Odyssey Sells Over 460,000 Copies in Japan; Propels the Switch Into the Stratosphere

Super Mario Odyssey predictably takes the Japanese market by storm, pushing sales of Nintendo Switch consoles to new heights.

on November 1, 2017 1:25 PM

Today is Wednesday, and as usual, we get a bird-eye view on the Japanese market thanks to the latest Media Create charts. This time around it’s a big one because we see how Super Mario Odyssey did at its debut.

Below you can read the top-twenty chart related to the period between October 23rd and October 29th.

  1. Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – 462, 038/New
  2. Ark: Survival Evolved – PS4 – 70, 177/New
  3. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux – 3DS – 60,848/New
  4. Assassin’s Creed Origins – PS4 – 49, 419/New
  5. Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don! – PS4 – 28, 245/New
  6. Splatoon 2 – Switch – 22,445/1,271,451
  7. Gran Turismo Sport – PS4 – 17,670/167, 956
  8. Idol Time Piripara: Dream All-Star Live – 3DS – 14,885/New
  9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 13,936/772, 533
  10. The Evil Within 2 – PS4 – 12,624/55, 565
  11. Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary  – PS4 – 9,570/51, 662
  12. City Shrouded in Shadow – PS4 – 8, 117/57,052
  13. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 6, 307/622, 690
  14. 12-Sai. Torokeru Puzzle Futari no Harmony – 3DS – 6, 195/New
  15. Middle-earth: Shadow of War  – PS4 – 5,869/34,095
  16. Pokkén Tournament DX  – Switch – 4,588/106, 947
  17. Itadaki Street: Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary  – PS Vita – 4,210/22, 994
  18. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 3DS – 3,815/260, 228
  19. Rune Factory 4 – 3DS – 3,567/New
  20. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions  – 3DS – 3,480/46,575

The hardware chart related to the same period looks like this:

  1. Switch: 126, 701
  2. PS4: 18,719
  3. New 2DS XL: 9, 203
  4. New 3 XS LL: 6,448
  5. PS4 Pro: 5,934
  6. PS Vita: 3,705
  7. 2DS: 1,412
  8. New 3DS: 220
  9. PS3: 45
  10. Wii U: 41

While it’s a quite positive week across the board, the superstar is certainly Super Mario Odyssey. Not only it sold 462, 038 copies in a week, but it also propelled the Switch into one of its most successful weeks yet, selling 126, 701 units.

Interestingly, Super Mario Odyssey wasn’t as successful at launch as Splatoon 2, which retains the record for the best Japanese debut on Switch. Yet, Mario’s new adventure moved more consoles.

Ark: Survival Evolved also had a, perhaps unexpectedly, strong debut week, followed by solid sales for Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux and Assassin’s Creed Origins.

Gran Turismo Sport dropped to 7th place, after spending its debut week at the top.

 

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.