Several Mario games have seen their position in the UK boxing charts following the success of the Super Mario Bros. Movie (which is the biggest video game adaptation ever). Maybe that’s not a huge surprise — after all, when I saw the movie over the weekend, several Switch game trailers played before the movie started, including one for Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe all made the top 10 of the UK physical charts this week, with Mario Kart 8: Deluxe currently sitting at number two, second only to FIFA 23. Back. It’s the climb of the two spots for Nintendo’s racer, which saw a nine percent increase in week-over-week sales (thanks, GamesIndustry.biz)
As for the other two, Super Mario Odyssey jumped from tenth to fifth this week, while New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe climbed from 17 to ten.
Odyssey saw a 15 percent increase in sales this week, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe saw a 23 percent increase in week-over-week sales.
Several other Mario games also saw their sales increase this week, even if they didn’t make it into the top ten.
Super Mario 3D World + Bower’s Fury saw its sales increase by 21 percent (ranking 13th on the chart), Mario Party Superstar rose to number 20 with a three percent increase in sales, and Luigi’s Mansion 3 is now on the chart. is at 40th position. Thank you for the seven percent sales growth.
However, the biggest increase goes to Mario Strikers: Battle League Football, which re-entered the charts at number 30 after a surprising 111 percent increase in sales.
Here is the full GfK UK Boxing Top Ten for the week ending 15 April 2023:
- fifa 23
- Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
- resident evil 4 remake
- hogwarts legacy
- super mario odyssey
- god of war ragnarok
- gran turismo 7
- call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
- Minecraft (Switch)
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
As already mentioned, The Super Mario Bros. Movie did exceptionally well at the box office. Our Tom described it as “90 minutes of bright and airy fare” in his review, noting that while Nintendo and the lightsaber play it safe, Mario is still “as entertaining as ever”.
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