Super Mario Bros. Wonder Surpasses 1 Million Sales, but Newcomers Claim the Top Spots
In the latest Japanese gaming charts, Nintendo continues to make waves as Super Mario Bros. Wonder officially crosses the 1 million physical sales mark, solidifying its status as a commercial success. Despite this achievement, it slips from the top spot this week, making way for two newcomers: Momotaro Dentetsu World: Chikyuu wa Kibou de Mawatteru! and Super Mario RPG.
Momotaro Dentetsu World takes the lead with an impressive 314,699 copies sold, showcasing its popularity among Japanese gamers. Following closely, Super Mario RPG makes a robust debut, selling a total of 301,334 copies. Both titles secure the top positions, indicating the ongoing dominance of Nintendo in the Japanese gaming market.
Super Mario Bros. Wonder, released on October 20, 2023, maintains its strong presence, adding 50,545 copies to its cumulative sales, now exceeding 1 million units. The game’s continued success highlights the enduring appeal of the Super Mario franchise.
Hogwarts Legacy, marking its release on the Nintendo Switch, achieves a respectable figure of 47,717 copies sold, contributing to the diverse array of titles on the charts. Persona 5 Tactica experiences success on the Switch, outselling its PS5 counterpart by 11,081 copies, demonstrating the popularity of the title on Nintendo’s hybrid console.
Debuting in the ninth position is Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm CONNECTIONS, managing to sell 9,004 copies in its inaugural week.
The top ten software sales for the week showcase Nintendo’s strong position in the Japanese market, with an array of new releases making a significant impact. Momotaro Dentetsu World and Super Mario RPG, in particular, lead the charge, maintaining the momentum of Nintendo’s success in the region. This has been a hefty, but ultimately rewarding year for the Super Mario franchise, and the success of the series’ newest platformer is the finest example of this satisfying time.