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Super Mario Maker for 3DS

Data from Japan suggested that Super Mario Maker for 3DS sold about 150,000 copies in its first week in Japan. Dengeki now shares a bit of extra data about its performance.

Super Mario Maker for 3DS reportedly sold through 50 percent of its initial shipment. While that may seem low, it did manage to outdo the Wii U version’s first week sales of 137,000 copies.

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Nintendo has posted a new Australian commercial for Super Mario Maker on 3DS, and it’s arguably more interesting than the North American and Japanese adverts. View it below.


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While Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS didn’t get quite as much praise as the Wii U version, it was still received well enough for Nintendo to put together an accolades trailer. Give it a watch:

Yesterday we noted that Super Mario Maker for 3DS’s first update, version 1.01, was on the eShop. Strangely, Nintendo already has another update available. Version 1.02 has now replaced the previous patch on the eShop.

The size is exactly the same at 158 blocks (19.75 MB). Also, once again, the update is needed in order to access the Course World and its online features.

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The latest episode of the Play Nintendo Show has gone live. View the new video below, which focuses on Super Mario Maker for 3DS.

GameXplain posted a new video today that compares the two versions of Super Mario Maker: Wii U and 3DS. Have a look at it below.

If you intend to pick up Super Mario Maker for 3DS on Friday, you may want to grab the game’s first update from the eShop. Indeed: version 1.01 is already live. So long as you have 158 blocks (19.75 MB) of free space available, you should be able to download it.

Super Mario Maker for 3DS version 1.01 isn’t a minor update. In fact, you’ll need it in order to access the Course World. Without it, you won’t be able to play the Recommended Courses or 100 Mario Challenge modes.

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Super Mario Maker for 3DS is on track for release in just two more days. Another round of gameplay is below with two hours of footage.

System: 3DS
Release date: December 2, 2016
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher Nintendo


Last September Nintendo graced us with a Mario fan’s dream when Super Mario Maker released for the Wii U. It gave veterans, newcomers, and creatives alike the power to build Mario levels at their own accord and release their inner Shigeru Miyamoto, as well as play brand new courses designed directly by Nintendo and gamers from around the world. Now the 3DS version of the game – revealed just a few months ago during a Nintendo Direct – is here for all to experience, and while it is identical in many ways, there are some things that differentiate it from its home console counterpart that alter the experience, for better or for worse.

Nintendo uploaded a new trailer today to show what Super Mario Maker for 3DS has in store in terms of both online and offline modes. Give it a look below.

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