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Comparing Mario & Luigi: Dream Team’s sales, and the possible Pikmin 3 effect

Posted on July 29, 2013 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, DS, News, Wii U

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team sold just 99,972 copies in its first week in Japan with a sell-through rate of 25.49%. This is quite low given the performance of the series’ previous title.

To compare, Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story moved 192,945 units in its first week with a 86.75% sell-through rate. Not only did the DS game sell more, it also did so with a smaller shipment. Consumers who purchased Bowser’s Inside Story were made up of a large audience – including grade school students and people in their thirties.

In its weekly report, Media Create mentions how Pikmin 3 launched one week prior to Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and was also a highly-anticipated release from Nintendo. That may have negatively impacted the word of mouth of the 3DS title.


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