According to Famitsu’s latest sales chart, Nintendo’s new release – Paper Mario: The Origami King – sold 109,092 copies in its first week in Japan. It debuted in second place – with the PlayStation 4 exclusive Ghost of Tsushima taking out the top spot.
How does this particular entry compare to previous Paper Mario launch weeks, though? According to Game Data Library, it puts it in fifth place overall in terms of opening week physical sales. The best launch goes to Super Paper Mario on the Wii (2007), second place goes to Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004), in third is Paper Mario: Sticker Star (2012), and fourth place is the original Nintendo 64 outing (2000).
Underneath the Origami King is the 2016 Wii U title Paper Mario: Color Splash. Here’s sales breakdown from GDL:
|System||Title||First Week Sales||Lifetime Sales||Release Date|
|Wii||Super Paper Mario||156,055||506,298||2007|
|GCN||Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door||137,750||409,600||2004|
|3DS||Paper Mario: Sticker Star||130,009||564,823||2012|
|Switch||Paper Mario: The Origami King||109,092||_||2020|
|Wii U||Paper Mario: Color Splash||28,436||63,056||2016|
Of course, this data doesn’t include Paper Mario: The Origami King’s digital sales on the Switch eShop. If this was taken into account, it may have outperformed the past entries in its opening week – and keep in mind, digital game sales on Nintendo’s platforms are now stronger than ever.
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