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Super Mario Odyssey Sells an Estimated 2.15 Million Units First Week at Retail

Super Mario Odyssey Sells an Estimated 2.15 Million Units First Week at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 December 2017 / 10,525 Views

The 3D platform-adventure game from publisher and developer Nintendo - Super Mario Odyssey - sold 2,148,546 units first week at retail, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending October 28.


Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in the US with 849,497 units sold (40%), compared to 567,863 units sold in Europe (26%) and 511,592 units sold in Japan (24%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 90,983 units in the UK, 131,826 units in Germany, and 133,218 units in France.

The game in its first is well on its way to selling as well as the Super Mario Galaxy games. Super Mario Galaxy sold 11.39 million units lifetime, while the sequel - Super Mario Galaxy 2 - sold 7.57 million units. 

Sales for the Nintendo Switch increased 92 percent thanks to increased supply and the release of Super Mario Odyssey. The Switch sold 352,508 units the week the game released. 

Super Mario Odyssey released for the Nintendo Switch worldwide on October 27.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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VaultDweller (on 13 December 2017)

Remembering that Nintendo said that Odyssey sold 800k in USA in just 3 days. The game released on a friday, so theres 800k from 3 days + 4 remaining days. The numbers are even more impressing than we think!

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StreaK (on 13 December 2017)

Is this beating out BOTW's first week sales???
Damn, go Mario!!! Crazy sales!

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Keybladewielder (on 13 December 2017)


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ROCKY223 (on 13 December 2017)


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Cloudman (on 13 December 2017)

Dang, that's just excellent.

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Goodnightmoon (on 13 December 2017)

What a BEAST

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curl-6 (on 13 December 2017)

There's been a huge pent up demand for an ambitious exploratory 3D Mario, and Odyssey delivers the goods, so naturally its sales will be great. 10 million plus is basically guaranteed

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Wman1996 (on 14 December 2017)

10 million lifetime sales easily. Might even surpass Super Mario 64's lifetime sales.

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Azuren (on 13 December 2017)

Good god.

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Azzanation (on 13 December 2017)

Amazing game. 2nd favourite Switch title just below Zelda. Hoping for a Galaxy Trilogy for Switch. That would be cool.

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AlfredoTurkey Azzanation (on 13 December 2017)

Galaxy was motion control focused. These games can be played with a pro controller, the way Mario was meant to be played. I don't see Galaxy ever coming to another console because it was during the dark days of waggle.

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PAOerfulone Azzanation (on 14 December 2017)

a) What's so horrible about one little flick.
b) They couldn't just map Mario's spin attack to Y or X, while having A or B as the jump button? Have you played as Rosalina in 3D World? That's essentially how Mario would control without motion controls if they did Galaxy HD remasters and/or Galaxy 3.

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UltimateGamer1982 (on 14 December 2017)

Go Mario! Go switch! Go Nintendo! Wonderful sales!

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AlfredoTurkey (on 13 December 2017)

It's a meeee! Mario, taking names as usual.

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StreaK (on 14 December 2017)

Wow, just checked...this pretty much exactly doubled BOTW's opening weekend. This is the new Mario 64. Definitely think it'll top 10 million. I wonder if it'll be a pack-in?

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kenjab StreaK (on 14 December 2017)

There were 1.4 million Switches sold when BotW came out, versus ~8 million when SMO did. To be fair, you should compare BotW first week numbers on both Switch and WiiU combined. SMO still sold more, but not double the number for both console versions. That said, I agree that SMO will likely sell over 10M and top BOTW in lifetime sales.

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StreaK StreaK (on 14 December 2017)

Yeah, good point. I forgot about the WiiU version. I always figured it doesn't really matter how many consoles a system sells - if the game is good enough it will sell consoles. So I don't think it makes a DRASTIC difference.

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OTBWY (on 14 December 2017)

Absolute madman

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spurgeonryan (on 07 March 2019)

Now it has gone on to be one of the best sellers. Still beat by Mario Kart though.

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Heavenly_King (on 15 December 2017)

I find intriguing how people can love playing as an Italian plumber lol XD

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Errorist76 (on 14 December 2017)

Holy moly....congrats Ninty!

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Dyllyo (on 14 December 2017)

Haven't had this much fun with a Mario game since Sunshine. Absolutely love it. Awesome that Mario is still on top after 30 years

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S.Peelman (on 14 December 2017)

Holy sh..

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