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 Super Mario 3D World  manages 107K week one sales in Japan

Super Mario 3D World manages 107K week one sales in Japan

November 27, 2013 | By Mike Rose

November 27, 2013 | By Mike Rose
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Super Mario 3D World is now available in Japan, and the week-one numbers are in.

According to Famitsu, and as translated by NeoGAF, Super Mario 3D World sold 106,967 physical retail copies in its opening week.

Not counting digital eShop sales -- Nintendo has yet to report them -- this would make it the worst retail opening week for a 3D Mario game in Japan, even losing out to Super Mario 64 DS which managed 120,062 in its own opening week.

For context, Super Mario 3D Land's week one sales were the best with 344,698 sold, while Super Mario Galaxy 2 managed 337,569, Super Mario Sunshine did 280,610, Super Mario Galaxy saw 256,341 sales, and the original Super Mario 64 sold 162,113 in its opening week.

Of course, these totals do not include digital sales, and as such we don't know exactly how many copies of Super Mario 3D World were sold via the eShop -- although as we've seen before, Nintendo's digital business is still relatively small.

With the launch of Super Mario 3D World the Wii U saw a boost in hardware sales, up from 14,000 to 20,000 week-over-week.

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