Nintendo continues to gain momentum as we put an end to 2017. 2017 was a huge year for the folks over at Nintendo. Not only did the Nintendo Switch prove to be a huge hit, but the games that came along with it lead to the success of the console.
With Nintendo’s trump card, Mario Odyssey finally hitting stores on the 27th October, Japanese fans couldn’t resist picking up the old platformer. With the title easily claiming first place in weekly sales rankings in Japan, the folks over at Nintendo should be amazed by the huge success they’ve garnered with the launch of the title. Afterall, the trailer was more than just a hype builder.
According to a weekly report by Famitsu, the platformer sold over 512K units over a period of just 72 hours which is really mind-boggling. On top of that, being a first-party title, Nintendo has done some amazing enhancements and optimizations to the game in tablet and docked mode as well.
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Here’s the sales rankings from October 23, 2017 – October 29, 2017
- Super Mario Odyssey ( Switch ) – 512,625 units
- ARK: Survival Evolved – (PS4) – 72,580 units
- Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (3DS) – 57,825 units
- Assassins Creed Origins (PS4) – 53,716 units
- Taiko Drum Master: Session de Dodon ga Don! (PS4) – 20,291 units
Not only did we find some amazing sales figures for Super Mario Odyssey, but we also saw a spike in Switch sales as well. Whereas the Nintendo Switch console sold over 133K units over the course of the week.
Here’s the hardware rankings from October 23, 2017 – October 29, 2017
- Nintendo Switch – 133,094 units
- PlayStation 4 – 20,692 units
- New 2DS LL – 8177 units
- New 3DS – 6184 units
- PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,431 units
Nintendo’s plan of timely releasing the best titles is working out amazingly for them. Not only has the company regained its recognition, but the company is working in a more transparent way giving gamers what they want. And with the 3rd party game developer support that Nintendo has opened, I don’t think these types of sales figures would be going down anytime soon.
Here’s an amazing technical analysis published by Digital Foundry.