Paper Mario: The Origami King has opened to almost 4x the sales of its predecessor, Paper Mario: Color Splash, during its opening week in Japan.
Paper Mario: Color Splash was the last entry in the series that was released for the Nintendo Wii U. It opened to 28K sales in Japan which were one of the weakest debuts for the series so far. This has changed now with the launch of The Origami King.
The Origami King has opened to 109K sales in Japan. This puts the game ahead of its predecessor although it is still below the debut week sales of other entries in the series. Keep in mind that this applies to the retail sales only and it is possible that if we include digital, the sales reach the average achieved by other entries in the series.
Paper Mario series hasn’t achieved the mark of a million-seller in Japan. The only games in the series to achieve more than half-million sales was Paper Mario: Sticker Star for Nintendo 3DS and Super Paper Mario for Nintendo Wii. It is possible that the success of the Nintendo Switch leads to Paper Mario: The Origami King achieving this milestone.
Paper Mario: The Origami King is available now for Nintendo Switch.