You can laugh all you want about the performance of the Wii U. Nintendo has got a loyal fanbase that buys the software, and the company struck big last year when it released Super Mario Maker onto the world.
Nintendo has wasted no time in bragging about the game’s success, either. In a tweet from the company, it has confirmed that since the game launched last September, Super Mario Maker has sold an impressive 3.5 million copies worldwide. Not bad for an exclusive on a console that has only tallied 12.8 million total sales.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 17, 2016
That roughly means 1/4 of the people who own a Wii U have purchased Super Mario Maker. A 25 percent attachment rate! I doubt even Uncharted 4 will be able to brag about a stat like that in six months.
On average, players have also uploaded two levels each with a grand total of 7.2 million levels created in total. We’re not sure if that includes all the levels that Nintendo has deleted either.
Suffice it to say, I think Nintendo is pleased with the success that this game has seen, and, hopefully, it will inspire the company to crank out more “do it yourself” titles. My goodness, I want a Legend of Zelda Maker so badly.