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To say that Super Mario 3D All-Stars has the potential to be one of this year's biggest games would be a pretty obvious statement, but it really, really does.

The game was only announced last Thursday, so four days ago as this article goes live, but it's already become the second-best-selling game of 2020 at major retailer, Amazon. Pre-orders for the title are so strong on Amazon's main US site that only Animal Crossing: New Horizons has sold more copies this year, which is pretty hard to believe.

It means that - on Amazon at least - the game has already outsold The Last of Us 2 and Paper Mario: The Origami King, as well as beating this year's totals for the likes of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. And all of that in just four days of pre-orders.

It's doing well in other countries, too; on Amazon's UK site, the game is already the seventh-best-seller of the year. Animal Crossing tops that list, too, with The Last of Us 2 and Minecraft close behind.

Part of this early success may be down to the fact that the game is a limited-time release; if you don't buy a copy by 31st March, you won't get one. Incidentally, you can pre-order a copy for yourself right here if you're interested.

Do you think this could possibly challenge Animal Crossing's mighty success on Switch? Let us know with a comment.

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