Super Mario Odyssey has sold 2 million copies, after releasing to rave reviews late last week. Nintendo also looks to be having a very profitable 2017, with the SNES Classic Edition selling 2 million units, and Super Mario Run hitting the 200 million download mark.
“The ongoing lack of Nintendo Switch hardware on shelves in domestic and overseas markets means that our consumers, eager to play the software that has already been released, are not yet fully able to acquire the hardware,” said Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima in a presentation. “We are working to ensure that these consumers are able to get hardware, moving forward.”
Kimishima added that Nintendo is banking on the SNES Classic to act as a entry point for lapsed gamers to eventually find their way towards the Switch. He went on to confirm that the NES Classic will see new stock in 2018.
Regarding their mobile title Super Mario Run, Kimishima hasn’t declared it a success – despite hitting a sizable 200 million downloads. “Although we have not yet reached an acceptable profit point, we have learned a lot in terms of game development and deployment that we want to take advantage of moving forward.”