Super Mario Bros. Wonder hits 4.3 million copies sold in two weeks: how it compares to sales of other Mario games
Super Mario Bros. Wonder has been a huge success for Nintendo, breaking franchise records in terms of launch sales. Let’s compare its figures to previous titles in the long-running series.
In its Q2 briefing, Nintendo announced that Super Mario Bros. Wonder has already reached 4.3 million units sold in its first two weeks.
This makes it the fastest-selling game in the franchise since the company started collecting software sell-through data from the days of the Nintendo DS and Wii.
“Super Mario related titles also tend to sell consistently over a long period of time,” Nintendo said. “We anticipate [Super Mario Bros. Wonder] will be an appealing choice for consumers during the upcoming holiday season and will continue to sell next year onwards as well.”
Launched on October 20, Super Mario Bros. Wonder became the first traditional side-scrolling Mario title since 2012’s Super Mario Bros. U. It received critical acclaim, with an average score of 92/100 on Metacritic.
Sales of Super Mario Bros. Wonder compared to other Mario titles
*Lifetime sales are based on Nintendo’s Top Selling Titles Sales Units list (as of September 30, 2023)
- New Super Mario Bros. (DS | 2006) — 1.2 million copies sold in Japan in its first two weeks, and 1 million units sold in the US after 12 weeks (lifetime sales — 30.8 million).
- Super Mario Galaxy (Wii | 2007) — 350k copies sold in Japan in its first two weeks, and 500k units sold in the US in its first week (lifetime sales — 12.8 million).
- New Super Mario Bros. (Wii | 2009) — 10.55 million copies sold globally between November 12 and December 31, 2009 (lifetime sales — 30.32 million).
- Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii | 2010) — 340k copies sold in Japan in its first week, and 650k units sold in the US during the same period (lifetime sales — over 7 million copies, but there is no official data from Nintendo itself).
- Super Mario 3D Land (3DS | 2011) — 5 million units sold globally by January 2012 (lifetime sales — 12.88 million).
- New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U | 2012, Switch | 2019) — 1 million copies of the Deluxe version (Switch) sold by January 2021 (lifetime sales — 5.38 million on Wii U, and 16.7 million on Switch | total — 22.08 million).
- Super Mario Odyssey (Switch | 2017) — over 2 million copies sold globally in three days (lifetime sales — 26.95 million).
- Bowser’s Fury, bundled with the Switch version of Super Mario 3D World (Switch | 2021) — 250k copies sold in Japan in its first week (lifetime sales — 5.89 million on Wii U, and 11.38 million on Switch | total — 17.27 million).
Taking this data into account, Super Mario Bros. Wonder has every chance to become one of the best-selling games in the franchise.