Super Mario Party sells 1.5m units in release monthJoy-Con sales driven up by game’s strong performance, says Nintendo Haydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterThursday 1st November 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleNintendoSuper Mario Party has sold over 1.5 million units since launching in early October, Nintendo revealed this week. Released worldwide on October 5, Super Mario Party reportedly had “an extremely strong start compared to other instalments in the series”. High sales of the game are also driving an increase in Joy-Con sell-through, and Nintendo says the accessibility of the game also has potential to drive hardware sales. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The latest Mario Party release is the first series’ instalment on the Switch, and Nintendo says the game speaks to the “play anytime, anywhere, with anyone” concept of console. The platform holder added that it expects Super Mario Party to become an evergreen title. Source: Nintendo financial briefing.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesNintendo appointing Despicable Me studio head to board of directorsAnimation studio behind Mario movie gains influence as Illumination Entertainment CEO Chris Meledandri expected to join board next monthBy Brendan Sinclair 5 days agoNintendo reports record full-year profits as Switch nears 85m units soldAnd, despite forecasting decline, the platform holder expects console to beat Wii’s 101 million lifetime sales this yearBy James Batchelor 6 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.