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Super Mario All-Stars Warps Straight to the Top of the Japanese Charts

Posted by Trevor Chan

25th Anniversary Edition starts off strong

While gamers in North America and Europe have to wait a little while longer before they can start snapping up copies of Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition, the game received its Japanese launch last week and has got off to a superb start.

For the week ending 24th October, the game managed to sell 307,755 copies, and when you take into account the game launched on the 21st, to shift that many units in just three days is very encouraging to see. With the Mario collection taking the top spot, the Pokémon Black & White games slipped down to second place, shifting 81,915 copies ― almost half the amount that was sold the previous week.

Will Jon Rooke, THQ's UK Managing Director, see his prediction come true and will Nintendo's hardware sales climb back up thanks to titles like this? Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition launches in Europe on 3rd December, followed by the U.S. release on 12th December.

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carson

#1

carson said:

You Armor Locking Piece of censored...Leave it to Mario to take the spotlight from Pokemon. We'll see how you like a bubblebeam from my starmie!

NintyMan

#2

NintyMan said:

I'm not that surprised, a Super Mario All-Stars collection with a soundtrack and history booklet? That's going to sell a whole lot, and it'll likely be that way in Europe and America too. I hope my copy is bought before it gets sold out!

DrCruse

#4

DrCruse said:

It's a shameless cash in that doesn't even have as many games as Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World on the SNES.

I might buy this and keep it unopened in hope that it rises in value.

Bass_X0

#7

Bass_X0 said:

We'll see how you like a bubblebeam from my starmie!

Only rock and ground Pokemon would fear a bubble beam.

I wish it had World, just so I could finally mothball my SNES

Get it on the Virtual Console. That is the method to Nintendo's madness.

NintendoWorld1

#9

NintendoWorld1 said:

I've pre-ordered a few copies of the game because I'm worried that it will be a sell-out in the UK, I heard that the reason Mario World isn't on the disc is because Japan didn't get that version in the first place. My SNES will defintely be mothballed when this game finally comes out but I still play on my mega drive as I like Aladdin and Desert Strike, going back to Super Mario All stars I'm very excitied about this and I'm also looking forward in seeing any adverts Nintendo might put on for it.
Here's one back in the day.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsON9PJRR4g

MmBuddha

#11

MmBuddha said:

I'm hoping Nintendo Japan's low price idea is carried over. The UK always get's a bad deal when it comes to pricing, so we can only hope. I'm looking forward to getting Mario All Stars, but it's definitely the aesthetic and nostalgic value of the whole package that sold me.

NintendoWorld1

#12

NintendoWorld1 said:

@ MmBuddha

On 'Game' and 'Gamestation' websites the game is advertised at £20.00, So I'd pre-order it soon, under UK laws if it says £20:00 then you pay £20.00 and if you pre-order it at the price that's what you should pay....

edhe

#13

edhe said:

£20? That's the right price for me. I've just pre-oredered it from Game.

Pj1

#20

Pj1 said:

I'm counting down the days for this! Also I got a pre-order with Play.com for £17:99!!! Wow.... I'm Happy.

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