Mario Kart 8 Deluxe & Super Mario Odyssey Chinese Release
Both Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey are set for physical release in China on April 15, 2020. Both games join New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe as the only titles to see packaged versions in the country. Check out the box art below. [Thanks, Chinese Nintendo]
Nintendo have updated the Ring Fit Adventure game to Version 1.2.0 adding songs from Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, and more. The update also adds a new Rhythm Game mode, an option to switch to a female voice and to change the language of the in-game voice, and more. Nintendo Direct mini trailer and full patch notes added below…
Super Mario Odyssey & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Approved in China
China’s gaming regulator has approved the Nintendo Switch releases of both Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in the country. Both titles can now officially release, joining New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe as the second and third first party titles to release domestically. Edit: both titles launch on March 16 with the pre-order bonus a sticker set for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and a passport cover for Super Mario Odyssey. [Thanks, Daniel Ahmad]
Nintendo has revealed that Super Mario Odyssey has sold 16.59 million units worldwide as of December 31, 2019. The number is the worldwide consolidated sales in units and includes the downloadable version.
Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser has revealed to the Winter 2020 issue of University of Utah magazine (available here) that his favourite current game is Super Mario Odyssey for Nintendo Switch. However, his favourite game of all time is the classic 90’s game Myst! Thanks to Nintendo Life.
Nintendo will be re-selling the Super Mario Odyssey With Travel Guidebook from 22 November priced at ¥6,578 including tax and coming with a copy of the game and Travel Guidebook featuring information on each country, Cappy, and more. Example pages added below…
According to Famitsu data, Super Mario Odyssey has now sold over two million units at retail in Japan since launch, making it the fourth title to do so after Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Splatoon 2.
Nintendo have announced that Super Mario Odyssey has sold 14.94 million copies worldwide as of 30 June 2019. The game originally launched on 27 October 2017 and had sold 14.44 million copies as of the last financial quarter.