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Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World’s first week sales from Japan are in. Unfortunately, they’re not too hot.

Nintendo sold just over 100,000 copies of Super Mario 3D World in Japan last week. With roughly 107,000 copies in the hands of gamers, it’s the lowest debut for a 3D Mario game.

Here’s how Super Mario 3D World stacks up to other 3D entries:

1) Super Mario Galaxy 2 – 337,569 (1,032,853 total)
2) Super Mario 3D Land – 344,698 (1,861,023 total)
3) Super Mario Sunshine – 280,610 (789,989 total)
4) Super Mario Galaxy – 256,341 (1,025,664 total)
5) Super Mario 64* – 162,113 (1,639,914 total)
6) Super Mario 64 DS* – 120,062 (1,231,535 total)
7) Super Mario 3D World – 106,967

* Launch title

Of course, there are some things to consider here, such as the Wii U’s very low install base. Mario 3D World will also likely be one of Nintendo’s titles that continues to sell continuously over the next few years.


Cliff Bleszinski of Epic Games fame has high praise for Super Mario 3D World. CliffyB has been playing the title since it launched late last week, and just finished it today.

After beating Super Mario 3D World, Bleszinski had this to say:

Bleszinski was also sharing positive thoughts about 3D World last week, such as:


I’ll admit: I can’t really recommend many of you watching this video. If you’ve already completed Super Mario 3D World completely, or have no interest in the game whatsoever, then go for it. Otherwise, stay clear!

Jack says that this was a pretty good episode, and I think I agree! Lots of talk about Super Mario 3D World and how Mario games should be or are judged, some talk of Mighty Switch Force 2, Ocarina of Time, Jett Rocket II, and Laura’s new 3DS XL during what we played, and then a whole heaping pile of listener mail rounds out the show. So far so good!

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Image 1: In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Mario and Zelda fans wait in a line at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 21, 2013, to be among the first in the U.S. to purchase the Super Mario 3D World video game for Wii U and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Party: Island Tour video games for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Image 2: In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, Dani G., from New York, NY and Grace H., from New York, NY, are one the first consumers to purchase Super Mario 3D World for Wii U and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Gold and Black Nintendo 3DS XL bundle at the launch celebration at Nintendo World in New York on Nov. 21, 2013. The games and system are available to purchase on Nov. 22, 2013.

There probably isn’t an adequate headline to explain just how many spoilers can be found in the videos below. Still, if you want to go ahead and see what they’re about, head past the break.

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