Luigi's Mansion 3 Sells Over 5 Million With the Help of its Charm (and Polterpup)

Luigi's Mansion 3 Sells Over 5 Million With the Help of its Charm (and Polterpup)

Polterkitty helped, too. A little.

By now, it's not a surprise that the Nintendo Switch is selling like crazy. What might come as a surprise is that one of its best-selling games is Luigi's Mansion 3, which has sold 5.37 million units since its October 31, 2019 release.

Nintendo published its earning reports earlier today, and the news is mostly sunshine and rainbows. The Switch is on track to break Nintendo's console sales records, Pokemon Sword and Shield is selling gangbusters despite the controversy over the deep cuts to the National PokeDex, and even the low-key Luigi's Mansion 3 had an exceptional showing. It's currently the tenth best-selling game on the Switch.

I'm surprised, albeit pleasantly so. Luigi's Mansion 3 is a great game; easily one of my favorites on the Switch. Luigi's Mansion games have always been unique adventures that are satisfying to play because vacuuming everything in your path just feels so right. Luigi's Mansion 3 ups the "feel good" factor with new gameplay mechanics, like the ability to lasso and slam ghosts into other ghosts. The diversity of Luigi's Poltergust makes it an iconic game accessory.

Luigi's Mansion 3 is also one of the most charming Mario games I've ever played. Every single one of Luigi's animations conveys his personality brilliantly—which is handy, because his dialogue doesn't diversify much beyond fearful cries and wordless exclamations. Oh, and there's a vicious ghost cat to counter the adorable Polterpup. That's an extremely important addition.

If you haven't played Luigi's Mansion 3 yet, you should absolutely make it a priority. If you want to take a bit of a short cut, you can leaf through our guide to all the gem locations.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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