The most popular Mario game series in your state—and the world
The world loves Mario—here’s how much. Click through to see numbers on the bestselling Mario game series and compare the trends in their online traffic.
One of the most beloved video game characters in history, Mario the Italian plumber has been jumping turtles since before the scrunchie came, went, and came back into fashion again.
In 2023, Mario appears in over 100 self-titled Nintendo games, hangs out in Nintendo World at Universal Studios Orlando, and stars in the Super Mario Bros. movie premiering next month. And with over 70%1 of Gen Z, Millennials, and Gen X gaming online at least weekly, Mario might keep the public’s attention for years to come.
The team at BrightspeedPlans.com wanted to put some numbers on Mario’s popularity. Take a look below to learn your state’s most searched Mario game series and which titles in the franchise claim bestselling status.
Most searched Mario game series in your state
The bestselling Mario games of all time
- The Super Mario game series launched in 1985. Nearly 40 years later, it has become one of the bestselling and most-talked about series in the franchise.
- 23 states google Super Mario more than other Mario series.
- The series’ first-ever game, Super Mario Bros. (1985, NES), is also the series’ bestseller with $40.2 million in worldwide unit sales.
- A favorite among critics, Super Mario games average a Metascore of 87 out of 100. The highest individual score of 97 goes to Super Mario Odyssey (2017, Switch).
- As of March 2022, Super Mario games had earned over $396.8 million worldwide, making it the bestselling video game series of all time.
- Mario Party takes the lead for Mario-oriented game searches in 17 states.
- Super Mario Party (2018, Switch) is the bestselling game of the franchise, bringing in $17.8 million in worldwide sales.
- The series’ most recent game, Mario Party Superstars (2021, Switch) claims the highest Metascore (80) against a series average of 71.
- As of March 2022, the whole Mario Party series had earned over $68.9 million in worldwide unit sales.
- Mario sports series take the controller in 8 states, with top searches split between three series: Mario Strikers (5 states), Mario Golf (2 states), and Mario Tennis (1 state).
- Mario Tennis Aces (2018, Switch) is the bestselling Mario sports game with $3.7 million in worldwide unit sales.
- The average Metascore for Mario sports series is 73 out of 100.
- Despite boasting some of the highest sales in the Mario franchise, Mario Kart gets searched most in only 2 states.
- With $45.3 million in worldwide revenue, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017, Switch) is the bestselling game in the series—and in the entire Mario Nintendo games franchise.
- As of March 2022, Mario Kart titles had earned over $166.4 million worldwide.
- Mario Kart titles claim an average Metascore of 86 out of 100, running neck and neck with Super Mario for critical acclaim.
First, we compiled a list of the most popular Mario game series in the Nintendo franchise using ratings from Fandom, VGChartz, and Metacritic; we then ranked the game titles in each major series by their all-time unit sales worldwide. We also used Google Trends, a website that analyzes the popularity of top search queries by region, to compare online interest over the last 12 months in each major Mario game series. We gathered this data in November 2022.
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Most searched Mario game series in your state
Alabama Super Mario
Alaska Mario Strikers
Arizona Mario Party
Arkansas Super Mario
California Super Mario
Colorado Mario Party
Connecticut Super Mario
Delaware Mario Party
District of Columbia Mario Kart
Florida Super Mario
Georgia Super Mario
Hawaii Mario Party
Idaho Mario Party
Illinois Super Mario
Indiana Super Mario
Iowa Mario Kart
Kansas Super Mario
Kentucky Super Mario
Louisiana Super Mario
Maine Mario Party
Maryland Super Mario
Massachusetts Mario Party
Michigan Mario Party
Minnesota Mario Party
Mississippi Super Mario
Missouri Super Mario
Montana Mario Golf
Nebraska Mario Strikers
Nevada Mario Party
New Hampshire Mario Party
New Jersey Super Mario
New Mexico Mario Strikers
New York Super Mario
North Carolina Super Mario
North Dakota Mario Golf
Ohio Super Mario
Oklahoma Super Mario
Oregon Mario Party
Pennsylvania Super Mario
Rhode Island Super Mario
South Carolina Super Mario
South Dakota Mario Tennis
Tennessee Mario Party
Texas Super Mario
Utah Paper Mario
Vermont Mario Strikers
Virginia Mario Party
Washington Mario Party
West Virginia Mario Strikers
Wisconsin Mario Party
Wyoming Mario Party