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Super Mario 3D All-Stars climbs to No.2 sales spike 276%, Monster Hunter Rise No.1

The latest UK charts are now in and Monster Hunter Rise had the second biggest launch for the franchise in UK history and made its debut at No.1. Monster Hunter Rise physical launch sales were 43% lower than Monster Hunter World which was a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release. Super Mario 3D All-Stars sales have risen 276% in sales week-on-week as it is being delisted on 31st March. Here’s the GfK Top Ten for the week ending 27th March:

Last WeekThis WeekTitle
New Entry1Monster Hunter Rise
92Super Mario 3D All-Stars
13Animal Crossing: New Horizons
24Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
105Minecraft Dungeons
86Minecraft (Switch)
47Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
138FIFA 21
169Luigi’s Mansion 3
1910Super Mario Odyssey

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10 comments

  1. it’s a dirty tactic as everyone’s trying to get it before it’s gone. Shuntaro’s a real dirtbag.

  2. Weird. If you haven’t bought it by now, you’re probably not that interested to play it. I don’t know why they caved into the impulse buy right now. That’ll just incentivize Nintendo to do it again.

  3. Weird. I’ve had it since September last year. Probably people who don’t care about the game but are buying it up to sell at a higher cost later.

  4. Hook. Line. And sinker. Scalpers are having a field day and its gonna send a huge signal to Nintendo’s sales/marketing team to continue this malignant sales practice more frequently in the future.

    Game over, consumers :)

  5. Am I the only person that thinks people are over-reacting to this? Guys, look, just because Nintendo made Super Mario 3D All-Stars a limited time release doesn’t automatically mean it’s going to become the norm.
    Video Games costs a butt-ton of money to make, especially when they are made from the ground up. In comparison, Super Mario 3D All-Stars is actually very tame as all they really did with the game was polish up textures and made a few adjustments to the gameplay. If you compare this to a game like Super Mario Odyssey or Zelda Breath of the Wild, the difference in work is staggering as well as the budget to make them.
    Nintendo are not going to put games on that magnitude onto such easily-to-break strings.

    Am I saying I support this business practise? No, I really wish they did make this collection available for anyone and everyone to buy whenever they want but it’s not going to become common-place, the risk would be far too massive.

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