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Paper Mario: The Origami King’s launch sales compared to series’ other debuts in Japan

Posted on July 26, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, GameCube, General Nintendo, News, Switch, Wii

Paper Mario: The Origami King

Paper Mario: The Origami King released in Japan last week, and Famitsu reported that the game sold 109,000 copies in its first few days. We now have a chart comparing the debut for every Paper Mario game in Japan (including Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam since it features that character).

Here’s the full chart ranked by first week sales:

SystemTitleFWLTDPublisherRelease Date
WIISuper Paper Mario156.055506.298Nintendo19/04/2007
NGCPaper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door137.750409.600Nintendo22/07/2004
3DSPaper Mario: Sticker Star130.009564.823Nintendo06/12/2012
N64Paper Mario118.322425.609Nintendo11/08/2000
NSWPaper Mario: The Origami King109.092109.092Nintendo07/17/2020
3DSMario & Luigi: Paper Jam50.105261.838Nintendo03/12/2015
WIUPaper Mario: Color Splash28.43663.056Nintendo13/10/2016

With Dengeki no longer covering sales data, we don’t have a clear indication regarding the first week sell-through rate for Paper Mario: The Origami King. However, Famitsu suggests that it hovered around 50 percent in Japan.

One important aspect to consider here is that Famitsu doesn’t account for digital sales. Sales from the eShop probably wouldn’t push it towards the debut of Super Paper Mario, but it would probably be on par with the original Paper Mario at the very least.


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