There are several characters in the Super Mario universe who have become famous by starring in their own stories and video games, but few have achieved the same level of success as Luigi. Despite his tendency to be easily frightened, Luigi has become a beloved Nintendo icon thanks to his many accomplishments, some of which are now considered classics.
The inseparable ‘Mario Brothers’
Currently, it is difficult to imagine a Nintendo plumber adventure without Luigi, his inseparable brother. Luigi has become a prominent figure within the Japanese company due to his own merits, having starred in numerous successful games over the last two decades. With the upcoming release of the new Super Mario Bros. movie, it is clear that this lanky and fearful character is a beloved icon.
Without further ado, let’s dive into the list of the top five best-selling games featuring Luigi as the main character.
5. New Super Luigi U (Wii U)
In this game, which served as an expansion for New Super Mario Bros. U, players control Luigi who steps out of his brother’s shadow and becomes the main character, jumping wildly on maps filled with platforms. This usurpation was a success and captivated Nintendo fans, as it managed to sell an impressive 3.07 million units worldwide.
Luigi’s Mansion, one of the most cherished Nintendo game series by fans, revolves around the adventures of Luigi and his encounters with ghosts. The first game in the series, released on GameCube in 2001 and Nintendo 3DS in 2018, lets players take control of the green plumber as he explores a spooky mansion teeming with colorful spirits. The game proved to be a huge success, selling an impressive 3.33 million units worldwide in its original version.
3. Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
One of Nintendo’s legendary sagas involves the Mario brothers teaming up to defeat the notorious Bowser. This game was particularly popular on the Nintendo DS and later on the 3DS. It successfully introduced a new generation of players to the characters and sold an impressive 4.56 million copies worldwide.
2.Luigi’s Mansion 2
The Luigi’s Mansion franchise continues to be a fan favorite, with this particular game being a standout title on the Nintendo 3DS. It not only features excellent gameplay, but also utilizes the console’s 3D capabilities to create an immersive experience for players. The game was a commercial success, selling 6.47 million units worldwide.
1.Luigi’s Mansion 3
Many consider the third installment of Luigi’s Mansion to be the best game that Nintendo Switch has offered, surpassing even Breath of the Wild. It builds upon the already successful formula of the first two games and delivers an even better experience. Since its release, it has sold a staggering 12.44 million copies and is expected to continue to sell well in the future.