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Forums - Sales Discussion - Clash of the October 20th titans: Which will sell more, Mario Wonder or Spiderman 2?

 

Which will sell more?

Super Mario Bros Wonder 125 84.46%
 
Spiderman 2 23 15.54%
 
Total:148

I am looking forward to SMB Wonder, but I am just as much looking forward to Nintendo announcing its sales milestones. Apparently a lot of people need to be reminded how big of a deal a REAL Mario game is.

It doesn't matter when Switch 2 launches, whether or not it's backwards compatible, whether or not a Switch 2 version is a day 1 launch title or is coming later down the road. This is all so far in the future that the proposed contest of this thread is a done deal by then anyway, nevermind that regardless of Switch 2, SMB Wonder's Switch version will keep on selling lots.



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curl-6 said:

For clarification, I meant the Switch release of Wonder and the PS5 release of Spiderman.
Potential future releases of Wonder for Switch 2 or Spiderman for PC not included.

In this case this is a non-question 

Spider man has zero chance of outselling Wonder. Attachment rates are much higher on Nintendo platforms than on Sony platforms and PS5 has 0 chance of outselling Switch 



rapsuperstar31 said:

I could see Mario Wonder hitting 20 million and Spiderman 2 hitting 10 million plus sales. When it's all said and done, it's possible Spiderman 2 ends up with more players when it eventually comes to Playstation + essential in a year or so.

Not too bad of a prediction for 2023 sales alone.



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Wonder, especially if we're restricting it to launch platforms alone.



Super Mario Wonder because Switch install base vs PS5 install base, current and future.



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The original sold 13.2 million across multiple platforms - which is a relatively high number for a license title. NSMB sold 30 million on DS, a port of NSMBU sold 15 million copies on Switch, New Super Mario Bros Wii sold 30.3 million.

Factor in that Switch already has a substantial lead over PS5’s likely maximum sales.

Factor in that Marvel popularity outside of gaming is on a steep decline while Mario popularity is on the upswing.

I’d say anything less than double the sales for NSMB World will be surprising.



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RolStoppable said:

I am looking forward to SMB Wonder, but I am just as much looking forward to Nintendo announcing its sales milestones. Apparently a lot of people need to be reminded how big of a deal a REAL Mario game is.

Looking forward to it as well. I do think people lowballing at 20m are still gonna be closer to the mark than when you predicted it might catch Animal Crossing:

RolStoppable said:

SMB Wonder's floor on Switch's final software top 10 is third place. The ceiling is second place, because Mario Kart 8 Deluxe can't be caught anymore.

They'll probably both be off by a lot though. I think it'll get close to Odyssey if nothing else.



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curl-6 said:

For clarification, I meant the Switch release of Wonder and the PS5 release of Spiderman.
Potential future releases of Wonder for Switch 2 or Spiderman for PC not included.

This comes down to what Nintendo decides to do then since a Switch 2 version in like 2025 would really cut off the legs of the Switch 1 release.



SMB Wonder could be a fantastic game, or a flat out terrible one, and it'd still sell like pancakes no matter what, so its the obvious choice here.



Super Mario Bros. Wonder will easily sell more physical copies.
Spider-Man 2 is all but guaranteed to release on PC one day, but we're not sure when. And it might even get a PS6 remaster one day as well. That could help it maybe one day outsell Mario.
I voted for Mario.



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Switch: 161 million (was 73 million, then 96 million, then 113 million, then 125 million, then 144 million, then 151 million, then 156 million)

PS5: 115 million (was 105 million) Xbox Series S/X: 48 million (was 60 million, then 67 million, then 57 million)

PS4: 120 mil (was 100 then 130 million, then 122 million) Xbox One: 51 mil (was 50 then 55 mil)

3DS: 75.5 mil (was 73, then 77 million)

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