The newest Mario game, Super Mario Odyssey, is the fastest selling Mario game ever released in the United States, according to Polygon. Super Mario Odyssey is Nintendo’s newest offering in the Mario world. It features new worlds, new moves, a multiplayer mode, fun screenshot capabilities, and, of course, the exciting and fun platforming you expect from Mario games. The new game also works with amiibos. Amiibos are small accessories, like figures and cards, that work with certain games to unlock special content with just a tap. Odyssey incorporates these newer features while still fitting into the popular Super Mario universe.
Super Mario Odyssey has already sold millions of copies and is getting rave reviews across the internet. IGN, the hugely popular gaming website, gave Super Mario Odyssey a 10 out of 10, and the reviewer said they “literally applauded as the end credits rolled.” Meanwhile, the ratings aggregator Metascore shows the game as having an excellent 97 out of 100. Their aggregated user score gives the game a 9 out of 10.
These ratings and the new sales record for Mario shows that Nintendo has really scored big with their newest release. Super Mario Odyssey is only for their newer platform, the Nintendo Switch, which can only make the Switch seem more appealing to those who haven’t purchased one yet. The Nintendo Switch launched back in March, and it was notoriously difficult to find at the time.
Now that Super Mario Odyssey is such a success, some news sources are suggesting the Switch might be hard to find once again, especially considering the upcoming holiday season. Super Mario Odyssey’s well-received release near the end of the year might be perfectly well-timed to make the Switch go out of stock at a lot of stores. This is particularly likely if people decide to buy the device specifically to play the new Mario game, which seems likely.
If you already own a Nintendo Switch, you should strongly consider purchasing Super Mario Odyssey and finding out about it yourself. If you don’t own a Switch yet, all signs point to sales skyrocketing, so you might think about whether you want to buy yours while you can. If Odyssey‘s reviews and sales numbers are anything to go by, it’ll be well worth it.