Even with the shortages that followed nearly immediately after its release, Nintendo managed to sell more than 2 million units within a month of release. Since the game's release on October 27, it's already managed to sell two million copies. Even ignoring those pieces, Super Mario Run seems to have received a more lukewarm reception than Fire Emblem Heroes did, possibly because of the mechanics of the former versus the latter.
Mario has been Nintendo's most important character for 32 years - and his popularity is showing no signs of slowing down.
Whether you like the game or not, the truth behind Super Mario Odyssey reaching big numbers in days can be traced from Nintendo's latest financial results in a briefing for fiscal year ending March 2018.
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The company also plans to release more updates and improvements for the mobile title, so it certainly sounds like Nintendo does not plan to shift away from Super Mario Run anytime soon.
Despite Super Mario Run hitting 200 million downloads recently, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima says the smartphone game has yet to reach "an acceptable profit point".
And having two top-reviewed games from its two largest franchises is keeping players hooked.
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The 2017 Galaxy Note 7 recall - due to exploding batteries - also dealt the firm a crippling blow to its mobile business. It said separately it would double its dividends in 2018, and confirmed a further share buyback for the fourth quarter.
Considering that Nintendo has already sold more than 7.5 million Nintendo Switch systems to date - with more even expected to sell over the next few months - Odyssey is likely to see a lot more volume, since many gamers are considering it one of the best games for the platform, if not the best. Super Mario Galaxy 3, please.
The game has been receiving a lot of ideal scores from major gaming publications, and according to Nintendo's overwhelmingly positive financials released earlier this week, the company increased its goal of Switch sales in the first year from 10 million to 14 million.
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