I have been thinking since announcement Mario Wonder can secure the second highest lifetime sales ever on the Switch since new 2D Mario has historically always been a sales beast and it’s releasing on the ultimate Nintendo software moving system at the ultimate time of one of the biggest install bases in gaming history.
Now the game sits with a 93 meta, the highest meta for any full priced 21st century 2D game to my knowledge. Mario movie just ended up one of the top grossing movies of all time earlier this year, the IP is more relevant than ever. Especially with a new gen of kids. All the pieces are there, this game is going to explode. The one and only thing keeping me from saying over MK8 is how late we are into tue Switch life vs MK8 getting 7+ years of great sales opportunity. But hey, who knows.
EDIT: Since there seems to be some confusion, I’m talking only on Switch. I’m highly doubtful Switch 2 will even get a port of this given how much more powerful the hardware will be and what’s there to gain porting from a 140m+ install base?Last edited by HyrulianScrolls - on 24 October 2023