Nintendo Switch hits it big with Luigi’s Mansion
The continued run of hot games has helped the Switch lead the console pack this year
To think that Luigi will take on the sales and become the biggest launch for Nintendo Switch this year was very unlikely. Mario’s little brother has beaten Mario Maker 2 and the least expected Zelda: Link’s Awakening. The video game Luigi’s Mansion 3 just went up to the second position in the sales reports during this week, and it’s just behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. This is definitely a solid win for Nintendo.
Taking into account the sales for the game in the physical version, the third release of Luigi’s Mansion already passed the numbers for its predecessor in the 3DS game console. Now if the digital sales of this game are added, the difference is impressive. Nintendo has taken action to increasing the numbers for digital sales, and an increase is exactly what has happened.
A hint as to why Luigi’s Mansion 3 has a lead for sales among Nintendo’s games might be because of the extra day on sale it had in comparison to Mario Maker 2 and Link’s Awakening. The date of the launching was planned to match the Halloween Holiday last Thursday instead of waiting for the usual Fridays. Tom Phillips from Eurogamers wrote in his Luigi’s Mansion 3 review, “This third entry feels more like Luigi has left the haunted house and gained free reign around the neighboring theme park.”
This is not the end of the battle to be the most popular game for Nintendo this year as there a few others who can certainly give a fight. Pokémon Sword and Shield will most likely hit a new record on sales this year, passing the numbers for Luigi’s Mansion. The following list reports the top ten games in sells updated weekly: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Luigi’s Mansion 3, FIFA 20, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Outer Worlds, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Ring Fit Adventure, Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, GTA5, and Medievil.