Super Mario 3D All-Stars Had A Huge Opening In The UK
The Mario compilation had the third biggest opening for any game in 2020, and Nintendo's 15th biggest ever.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars, the recently released Switch compilation of 3D Mario platformers, has been a big sales success in the UK. 3D All-Stars has had one of the year's best launches in the country, and ranks fairly high in Nintendo's all-time list, too.
According to Gamesindustry.biz, 3D All-Stars was the best-selling physical game in the UK last week, tracking ahead of Marvel's Avengers (which saw a sales decrease of 46% compared to the previous week). It was the third biggest opening for any game this year in the country, behind only The Last of Us: Part II and Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Nintendo's bundle featuring HD ports of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy for Switch is the third biggest game launch of the year in the UK, after Sony's The Last of Us: Part II and another Nintendo staple, Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
It's also the fifth fastest-selling Switch game in the country, the second best Mario platformer of all time (behind Super Mario Odyssey), and Nintendo's 15th best launch in the UK of all time. Essentially, it's done very well, although the exact sales numbers have not been released.
This milestone only covers the physical release, too. Super Mario 3D All-Stars is the current top-selling game on the Nintendo Switch Eshop in the US, UK, Australia, and Japan, too. While sales data for other regions isn't available yet, it's likely done well--the game was Amazon's second-best selling game of 2020 well before launch.
3D All-Stars received an 8/10 in GameSpot's review. "Despite their age, the games are still rife with inventive ideas and surprises, which more than makes up for the collection's presentational shortcomings," wrote reviewer Kevin Knezevic. The game is a limited-time release, and will only be available until March 31, 2021.
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