Digital video game sales are at an all-time high this year. For example, last week, FIFA 21Digital sales in the UK sold physics purchases for the first time.
Now, according to Super Data’s monthly report for September, Super Mario 3D All-Stars Nintendo has set a new digital release sales record for Mario games on the switch.
The game is said to have sold 1.8 million digital copies in its infancy – meaning it outperformed digital sales Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Maker 2 And Super Mario Brothers. In deluxe.
No other information has been provided, but we guess the sale was partly triggered by nostalgia, which is a “limited time” release that Nintendo says will be phased out of the iShop by the end of March next year.
Earlier this week, NPD industry analyst Matt Biscadella shared his own theory of what will happen to each of these games in the 3D All-Stars collection after this date:
“I do not think these games will disappear like what happens with the old school Disney Vault. But I think there may be additional flexibility and purchase options. For example, car la carte purchase options in eShop.”
He also noted how strong sales and demand for 3D All-Stars should give Nintendo “more confidence in bringing other legacy titles” to its new platforms.
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