In fiscal meeting presentation released yesterday, Nintendo's President and Representative Director Tatsumi Kimishima pointed out that Nintendo seeks to increase the sales figures and, as follows, Super Mario Odyssey's lifespan:
We will endeavor to further increase the number of consumers who want to purchase Super Mario Odyssey, and eventually we would like the game to be seen as an evergreen title that has longevity in the market beyond this holiday season.
According to the same presentation, the Nintendo Switch's sales are circulating around 7 million, which leave more than a half consumers not choosing to play Super Mario Odyssey as the portable console's current flagship game. But in overall, Kimishima estimated the new Mario adventure as a successful product, not just in sales, but in reception and keeping up with players' high hopes:
This newest title in the Super Mario series received many awards this year at the largest game shows in Western markets, such as E3 and gamescom, and consumers had high expectations leading to its release. Although Super Mario Odyssey launched just a few days ago, the game appears to be meeting those expectations, judging by its high review scores from the gaming media and players’ positive comments on social media.
Super Mario Odyssey was released on October 27. In comparison to its financial achievements at launch, another prominent Nintendo title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild only sold over 1.6 million units within the first week (both Wii U and Nintendo Switch versions included).