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Nintendo shipped 60,000 units of Super Mario 3D All-Stars after its limited release

The Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association, or CESA for short, has released this year’s annual documentation of Nintendo’s sales from the previous year. The sales data that CESA provides is very interesting, as it provides sales numbers on video games that Nintendo doesn’t usually provide themselves. This year’s sales data from the CESA documents Nintendo’s sales data up to December 31st, 2021.

A lot of the sales themselves aren’t that surprising. However, there is one game in there that may surprise you. You see, CESA’s sales data not only includes the 3-4 months prior to the end of the limited time period of Super Mario 35th anniversary games, but anything afterwards. Super Mario 3D All-Stars managed to sell 750,000 units last year, for a lifetime sales total of 9,070,000. Nintendo’s 2021 fiscal year report had lifetime sales of the game at 9,010,000 as of March 31st, 2021. That was the date when Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario 35’s limited release period ended. It seems that the game managed to sell 60,000 more units after the game was no longer available, though it isn’t known how this happened.

As for other games, the game that received the most sales in 2021 was Super Mario Maker 2. It managed to sell almost a million copies last year, the only first-party game on the list to come close to that milestone, for a lifetime sales total of 7,890,000.  Not too far behind that game is The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, which sold 750,000 units in 2021 for a lifetime sales total of 6,080,000. You can see the full list below.

  • Super Mario 3D All-Stars – 750,000 (9,070,000)
  • Super Mario Maker 2 – 980,000 (7,890,000)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – 750,000 (6,080,000)
  • Mario Tennis Aces – 620,000 (4,280,000)
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – 700,000 (4,120,000)
  • Kirby Star Allies – 560,000 (3,980,000)
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses – 420,000 (3,820,000)
  • 1-2 Switch – 180,000 (3,630,000)
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King – 290,000 (3,340,000)
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World – 450,000 (3,010,000)
  • ARMS – 100,000 (2,660,000)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – 270,000 (2,440,000)
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe – 290,000 (2,230,000)
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – 360,000 (2,130,000)
  • Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX – 290,000 (1,890,000)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition – 200,000 (1,680,000)
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit – 500,000 (1,580,000)
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order – 190,000 (1,500,000)
  • Astral Chain – 70,000 (1,280,000)
  • Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training – 150,000 (1,200,000)
  • Bayonetta 2 – 70,000 (1,040,000)

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8 thoughts on “Nintendo shipped 60,000 units of Super Mario 3D All-Stars after its limited release”

  1. Pleased to see Mario Maker 2 had healthy sales last year. I heard Nintendo weren’t delighted with that game’s numbers, but hopefully if it is somewhat of an evergreen hit for them it’ll convince them it’s a series they should continue in the future!

    1. The strange world...of Stranga

      it comes as a surprise how well freaking new super mario bros U deluxe sold, i mean…almost everyone hates that series and still it surpassed super mario maker 2 in sales according to various sources.

    2. they should just have made Mario Maker 2 a live service game with ongoing community management and feature/softwaresupport. The Switch’s userbase could have provided enough fundament to get more potential out of that franchise. This is not a game, its an application and its sad how they mistreated this. MM1 had actual webservice support where you could share your creations online. For free. No NSO needed.

      1. If Dead By Daylight is considered a live service, I agree. Future additions coulda been 5-10 buck bundles while the base game/starting content is 20-30 bucks. Deals that take a percentage off the DLC bundles would be an every 6 months thing once the game has a considerable amount of DLC so newcomers to the game won’t feel overwhelmed by the amount of DLC the game has. (Most of the DLC I bought for DBD was when they had a sale for it.)

  2. It is definitely known how it happen people tweet about best buy still having them on shelves in store, I have even spotted them on shelves at a couple of best buys still makes no sense as why it’s suppose to be a limited release.

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