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Mario Sports is a collative group of numerous sporting spin-off games based on the Mario series. These games are usually developed by third party companies, and always published by Nintendo. These games star numerous Mario friends and foes playing a whole variety of sports, most notably Mario Golf and Mario Tennis. This page includes the Mario & Sonic series, but not the Mario Kart series.

Individually, the Mario Golf series has sold 8.58 million copies worldwide, the Mario Tennis series has sold 12.70 million copies worldwide, the Mario Baseball series has sold 3.37 million copies worldwide, and the Mario Strikers series has sold 4.20 million copies worldwide. When combining all the sports games, but not the Mario & Sonic series, the Mario Sports spinoffs have sold collectively 33.32 million copies worldwide. As of 2020, the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series has sold at least 26.25 million copies worldwide. Combining both the Mario Sports spinoffs and the Mario & Sonic series, the total sales is over 59.57 million copies worldwide as of March 2022.

Games

Mario Golf

Year Platform Title Sales
(millions)
Ref
1987 FC Family Computer Golf: Japan Course 0.74 [1]
FC Family Computer Golf: U.S. Course 0.56 [1]
1991 NES NES Open Tournament Golf 1.00 [2]
1999 N64 Mario Golf 1.47 [2]
GBC Mario Golf 0.22JPN [1]
2003 GCN Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour 1.27 [2]
2004 GBA Mario Golf: Advance Tour 0.48* [3][4][5]
2014 3DS Mario Golf: World Tour 0.49* [6]
2021 Switch Mario Golf: Super Rush 2.35 [7]
Total sales 8.58

Mario Tennis

Year Platform Title Sales
(millions)
Ref
1995 Virtual Boy Mario's Tennis 0.008JPN [1]
2000 N64 Mario Tennis 2.32 [2]
GBC Mario Tennis 1.18 [2]
2004 GCN Mario Power Tennis 1.16 [2]
2005 GBA Mario Tennis: Power Tour 0.475* [3][8]
2009 Wii New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis 1.79 [2]
2012 3DS Mario Tennis Open 1.57 [2]
2015 Wii U Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash 0.54* [9]
2018 Switch Mario Tennis Aces 3.66 [2]
Total sales 12.703

Mario Baseball

Year Platform Title Sales
(millions)
Ref
2005 GCN Mario Superstar Baseball 1.05 [2]
2008 Wii Mario Super Sluggers 2.32 [2]
Total sales 3.37

Mario Strikers

Year Platform Title Sales
(millions)
Ref
2005 GCN Super Mario Strikers 1.60 [2]
2007 Wii Mario Strikers Charged 2.60 [2]
2022 Switch Mario Strikers: Battle League
Total sales 4.20

Other Sports games

Year Platform Title Sales
(millions)
Ref
2006 DS Mario Hoops 3-on-3 2.03 [2]
2010 Wii Mario Sports Mix 1.98 [2]
2017 3DS Mario Sports Superstars 0.46* [10]
Total sales 4.47

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Year Platform Title Sales
(millions)
Ref
2007 Wii/DS Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games 13.06 [11]
2009 Wii/DS Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games 6.99 [12][1]
2011 Wii/3DS Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 3.84 [13][1][14]
2013 Wii U Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games 0.80* [15]
2016 Wii U/3DS Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 1.19* [16][17]
2019 Switch Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games 0.370JPN [1]
Total sales 26.25

Notes

  • * includes VGChartz numbers.
    • Mario Golf: Advance Tour - 0.088 (JPN) [Famitsu], 0.262 (NA) [NPD], 0.13 (EU/Other) [VGChartz]
    • Mario Tennis: Power Tour - 0.135 (JPN) [Famitsu], 0.34 (NA/EU/Other) [VGChartz]
  • JPN currently only Japanese sales number available.
  • The NES games simply named Golf and Tennis are not counted as Mario games by Nintendo.
  • Family Computer Golf: Japan Course and Family Computer Golf: U.S. Course were only released in Japan.
  • Ironically, despite having courses based in Australia, NES Open Tournament Golf did not release in Australia.
  • Mario's Tennis and Mario Super Sluggers were only released in Japan and North America.
  • Mario's Tennis is currently the worst-selling Mario game of all time.
  • Sega published the first three Mario & Sonic sets of games outside of Japan, while Nintendo published them in Japan. For the fourth and fifth installments, Nintendo published them worldwide, and for the sixth installment, Sega published it worldwide.

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 https://sites.google.com/site/gamedatalibrary/game-search
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 Nintendo software and hardware sales data from 1983 to present, Updated as of December 2021
  3. 3.0 3.1 Games Data Library
  4. https://www.npd.com/products/consumer-tracking/ As of February 2007
  5. https://www.vgchartz.com/game/13395/mario-golf-advance-tour/?region=All
  6. https://www.vgchartz.com/game/72077/mario-golf-world-tour/?region=All
  7. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2022/220510_6e.pdf
  8. https://www.vgchartz.com/game/3720/mario-tennis-power-tour/?region=All
  9. https://www.vgchartz.com/game/85768/mario-tennis-ultra-smash/?region=All
  10. https://www.vgchartz.com/game/132797/mario-sports-superstars/?region=All
  11. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=7s96CgAAQBAJ&pg=PA149
  12. https://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/ir/library/pdf/settlement/2010/e_201003_4q_pre.pdf
  13. https://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/ir/library/pdf/settlement/2012/1203siryo_e_0514_final.pdf
  14. https://www.segasammy.co.jp/english/ir/library/pdf/settlement/2013/20120801_presen_e_final1.pdf
  15. https://www.vgchartz.com/game/77203/mario-amp-sonic-at-the-sochi-2014-olympic-winter-games/sales
  16. https://www.vgchartz.com/game/86398/mario-amp-sonic-at-the-rio-2016-olympic-games/sales
  17. https://www.vgchartz.com/game/86397/mario-amp-sonic-at-the-rio-2016-olympic-games/sales
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