Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Developer: Nintendo, Next Level Games
Nintendo’s personable “horror” title is displaying some very strong sales numbers.
While Pokemon Sword and Shield have dominated recent headlines with their absolutely bonkers sales figures, it’s worth noting just how well Luigi’s Mansion 3 has sold as well. Selling 5.37 million units in just 2 months, the game has immediately become one of the top-selling first party Switch titles, and has even outsold the likes of Super Mario Maker 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (both of which have been on the market longer).
In their recent quarterly financial report, Nintendo shed some more light on the pleasant surprise that is the impressive commercial success of the action-adventure title. As per the Japanese publisher, the sell-through figures of Luigi’s Mansion 3 in its first 9 weeks on sale are far outpacing the figures for its predecessor, the 3DS’ 2013 title Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon in that same period. In fact, Nintendo states that “it is off to more than twice as fast of a start.”
Luigi’s Manson 3 is a game that’s very easy to root for, and it’s success, as such, is very good news indeed. Read our review for it through here to find out just why we’re so crazy about it. Luigi’s Mansion 3 is also getting two multiplayer DLCs this year, the first of which is coming out in April.