Famitsu: Super Mario Bros. Wonder Has Biggest Franchise Debut On Switch

Every Thursday we share the weekly Famitsu sales charts, which tracks physical boxed game sales and hardware sales in Japan. This week’s chart covers October 16 – 22, as Super Mario Bros. Wonder has a gigantic debut. The latest entry in the Super Mario series sold over 630,000 units in its first weekend, making it the biggest Mario debut on the Nintendo Switch, and the biggest in the franchise since New Super Mario Bros. Wii

For a little context, Super Mario Odyssey sold a little over 510,000 units on Switch in its first weekend, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe sold only 185,000 copies during its debut. The sales of Super Mario Bros. Wonder are massive, with this success being seen around the world, breaking series records in Europe

Super Mario Bros Wonder
The latest 2D game in the Super Mario series is off to a flying start.

Following behind Mario on the Famitsu chart is Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which sold over 77,000 units on PS5. Whilst this is a solid opening, and certainly higher than the combined 41,000 sales of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, it falls short of the 132,000 debut sales of the first game on PS4. This could be due to a number of factors, such as less PS5 owners than owned a PS4 with the release of the first game, or an increased number of digital sales.

Here’s the full Famitsu software sales chart for October 16 – 22. Missed our last report when Detective Pikachu Returns crossed 100,000 sales? Check out the last Famitsu chart right here!

  1. Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Switch): 638,634 [new]
  2. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (PS5): 77,348 [new]
  3. Game of Life (Switch): 10,554 [54,264 total]
  4. Pikmin 4 (Switch): 10,208 [922,606 total]
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch): 5,305 [5,520,260 total]
  6. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (Switch): 5,260 [5,163,082 total]
  7. Minecraft (Switch): 4,923 [3,291,621 total]
  8. Detective Pikachu Returns (Switch): 4,718 [106,605 total]
  9. Sonic Superstars (Switch): 4,128 [new]
  10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch): 3,615 [5,308,529 total]

Here’s the Famitsu hardware chart too. Console families are grouped together for simplicity.

  1. Switch: 62,250 [3,264,834 yearly total]
  2. PS5: 9,844 [2,140,847 yearly total]
  3. Xbox Series: 2,748 [1118,501 yearly total]

Did you pick up any of the games on the Famitsu chart this week? What do you think of Super Mario Bros. Wonder and its Elephant Mario-sized opening? Let us know in the comments below, and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more breaking gaming news.

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