Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Digital video game sales have reached an all-time high this year. Just last week, for example, FIFA 21's digital sales in the UK outsold physical purchases at launch for the first time ever.

Now, according to SuperData's monthly report for September, Super Mario 3D All-Stars has set a new digital launch sales record for Mario games on the Nintendo Switch.

The game reportedly sold 1.8 million digital copies in its opening period - meaning it outperformed the digital sales of Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Maker 2 and Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.

No other information was provided, but we're guessing sales have been fueled partly by nostalgia and the fact this is a "limited-time" release that Nintendo says will be removed from the eShop at the end of March next year.

Earlier this week, NPD's industry Analyst, Mat Piscatella, shared his own theory about what might happen to each of these games in the 3D All-Stars collection after this date:

“I don't think these games will disappear, like what would happen with the old school Disney Vault. But I think there may be additional flexibility and buying options. For example, à la carte purchasing options on eShop."

He also noted how strong sales and demand for 3D All-Stars should give Nintendo "additional confidence in bringing other legacy titles" to its new platforms.

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