Despite Excellent Gameplay, Grim Stats Paint Mario Strikers: Battle League as a Failure for Nintendo

Published 06/17/2022, 6:20 AM EDT

PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo have dominated the console industries for years. Furthermore, several users are shifting to Nintendo Switch to enjoy the old classic games such as Animal Crossing and Super Mario. Not to mention Nintendo’s recent membership plan, Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, grants users access to various N64 and Sega Genesis games.

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In comparison to other Nintendo titles, the Mario series has dominated the community for years. Moreover, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has consolidated first place as the highest-selling game, witnessing a total of 43.35 million sold units. In fact, Mario titles have been in extreme demand among Nintendo fans since day one.

However, the recent offering in Mario Strikers Battle League couldn’t meet the expectations of fans. As a result, it sold the lowest physical units compared to any other Mario game in the first week. Continue reading to find out more about the reason behind Mario Strikers Battle League’s downfall.

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Mario Strikers: Battle League couldn’t please its fans as per lowered sales of physical units

According to recent reports, Mario Strikers Battle League failed to dominate in Japan as it sold only 32,173 units at launch. Indeed, several fans are not happy with the end results as the developers included splendid graphics and gameplay. Not to mention, some even expected it to surpass many popular titles’ sales records.

In comparison to Mario Strikers Battle League, Mario Golf sold over 80k units while Mario Tennis sold 123k units. Therefore, fans were questioning why Mario Strikers couldn’t surpass these two hits from the past despite having pleasing graphics and a good gameplay.

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According to YouTuber SwitchForce, the only reason for the game’s downfall was its high pricing. You will have to spend $60 in order to get your hands on Mario Strikers; however, it doesn’t provide prominent features in comparison to its high pricing. Although it includes impressive gameplay experience, there are no mini-games, campaign mode, arenas, characters, or any other crucial perks.

Following the release, the latest Nintendo title only features 10 characters and 5 arenas. Because of this, many fans didn’t purchase the game, and it ranked lowest with only 32k physical unit sales in Japan.

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Mehul Rolta

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Mehul Rolta is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since November 2020. He believes that gaming has the potential to bring a smile to a person's face. Instead of keeping his passion for gaming all to himself, he decided to share his thoughts and opinion with others.

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