Nintendo is Selling 463 Copies of Super Mario Odyssey Every Minute

Yes please

That latter figure is important to Nintendo because the game exposed Mario to a slew of markets where the character previously had no presence, which might have helped boost sales of the recently-released Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch.

Super Mario Odyssey launched last Thursday, October 26, 2017, exclusively for Nintendo Switch. And though Fire Emblem Heroes is reportedly on-track for meeting the company's profit goals, Super Mario Run has apparently fallen short. Even though the mobile game has been downloaded 200 million times and 90% of those downloads came from outside Japan, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima says it has "not yet reached an acceptable profit point". In our review, we called Odyssey one of Mario's "most inventive adventures yet". It would be no surprise at all to see the number of Super Mario Odyssey sales to reach, if not exceed the number of Nintendo Switches out there, due to the still existing supply issues of Nintendo Switches staying on shelves.

For now, Super Mario Odyssey offers a ton of enjoyable gameplay, and hours' worth of secrets to hunt down. Achieving that target - which is looking more and more likely as the year goes on - would put the Nintendo Switch's first year of console sales ahead of what its predecessor, the Wii U, managed over its entire five-year lifespan. Super Mario Odyssey now enjoys a 97 professional rating and 8.9 user score on Metacritic, a popular reviews aggregate site. The company doubled its profit forecast for its fiscal year ending March 2018, adjusting to reflect an anticipated profit of 120 billion yen (~$1.06 billion), up from its previous forecast of 65 billion yen (~$572.8 million), the latter of which it estimated only three months ago.

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