Super Mario Odyssey Is Selling Faster Than The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


Ever since Super Mario Odyssey launched last week, it's received nothing but praises from critics and fans. And that feeling is reflected in sales.

According to Famitsu, the the Italian plumber's latest adventure has sold an excess of half a million copies in Japan in just three days. 511, 625 to be precise. That's not even taking into account digital sales, and yet comprises a quarter of the game's two million in global sales.  

That's impressive when you consider it took The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild  took around a month to shift 2.7 million units. Of course, it's worth noting that Breath of the Wild released at a time when the Switch was a new piece of hardware facing consumer uncertainty and/or skepticism.

Super Mario Odyssey' benefits from releasing to a world that is much more effusive in its praise for Nintendo's hot new console. But despite these impressive numbers, Super Mario Odyssey is only Japan's second biggest opening on the Switch. Splatoon 2 still holds that achievement, with the multiplayer shooter selling 670,955 copies within its first three days of release.