This year, sales of digital video games reached a record. Just last week, for example, FIFA 21Digital sales in the UK exceeded physical start-up purchases for the first time.
Now, according to SuperData’s monthly report for September, Super Mario 3D stars set a new record for sales of digital launches for Mario games on the Nintendo Switch.
The game reportedly sold 1.8 million digital copies in its first period – meaning it surpassed the digital sales of Super Mario Odyssey,, Super Mario Maker 2 and Super Mario Bros. In Deluxe.
No other information was provided, but we assume that sales are fueled in part by nostalgia and the fact that this is a “limited time”
Earlier this week, NPD analyst Mat Piscatella shared his own theory of what could happen to each of these games in the 3D All-Stars collection after that date:
“I don’t think these games will disappear, like what would happen to the old Disney Vault school. But I think there may be additional flexibility and buying opportunities. For example, custom purchase options in eShop. “
He also noted how strong sales and demand for the 3D All-Stars should give Nintendo “extra confidence in bringing other legacy titles” to its new platforms.
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