The brilliant Super Mario Odyssey on the Nintendo Switch has been performing extremely well worldwide. We haven’t had concrete numbers for a while, but a recent interview with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime suggests that the 3D platformer has shifted five million copies worldwide. It’s managed to reach this milestone after just a month and two weeks, as noted by Reset Era member Toni Codrea.
The lineup of Nintendo-published games also has fueled fueling Switch sales, Fils-Aime said. Three titles have been purchased by more than 50% of Switch owners: “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” — which won game of the year at the 2017 Game Awards — “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe,” and “Super Mario Odyssey.” Another title, third-person shooter “Splatoon 2,” has been purchased by one in four Switch owners, he said.