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.

[source translate.google.co.uk]