Mario No. 1!!

Yesterday saw an influx of very positive assessments of Super Mario 3D World, including our very own 10/10 review.

These reviews seem to of had an impact on the game’s sales on Amazon, where the title is the number one best seller in the video game category in North America, at the time of writing. Considering the game hasn’t been released yet and is up against a number of PS4 and Xbox One titles, this is quite an impressive feat.

It's joined near the top of the chart by The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, which — again, at the time of writing — resides at number five.

This is certainly a promising sign for Nintendo’s latest Mario outing, and possibly for the Wii U in general — though Amazon still doesn't sell the system directly, with limited stock from merchants meaning the hardware can't even be found at the recommended price of $299.99 on the site. So what do you think? Could Super Mario 3D World be the game that turns the Wii U’s fortunes around? Let us know in the comments section below.

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