How Many Copies of New Super Mario Bros Wii Have Sold?
New Super Mario Bros Wii has now been out for more than six months and continues to sell across the world. Mario is still a hot commodity for Nintendo.
Nintendo was taking a risk when they decided to go with a new side scrolling Super Mario Bros game. The last side scrolling Super Mario games have not been seen on a home console since the early to mid 1990s. Many other Super Mario games have been released for the handheld systems, but none since the Nintendo games went 3d in 1996 with the Nintendo 64. After the big introduction into 3d it was looking like the days from the 2d side scrolling world of Mario were over. They probably thought the sales would be low and no one would be interested in buying that kind of Mario game, especially since every company was developing games in full 3d. They kept this thinking for many years until in the last couple of years when they finally developed a new 2d game.
As of May 2010, New Super Mario Bros Wii has gone past the 14.7 million mark with the number of games sold. I don’t think anyone could have predicted the incredible sales rate of this new 2d Super Mario Bros game. How could they? It’s been a decade and a half since a Super Mario release like this, and maybe they would be lucky to sell a million or two copies of this new “old school style” game. It looks like Nintendo was waiting for the perfect time to release a new 2d Super Mario Bros game for the Nintendo Wii. It had been a decade and a half since the last release of this type of video game, and the world was anxiously awaiting a new one. Certainly this title has brought in many of the old school fans, as well as the new generation of Nintendo gamers. The sales haven’t stopped for New Super Mario Bros Wii and they will certainly continue through the life of the Nintendo Wii.
It might be funny to think about what Sony and Microsoft thought about the reinventing of Super Mario Bros on the Wii before it was released. They may have laughed and would of never thought that the sales would reach nearly fifteen million copies in six months. The consumers have voted and opened up their pocket books and have said they still love these kind of Super Mario Bros games. In the first four days of release in Japan, New Super Mario Bros Wii reached close to the one million mark for the number of copies sold. In the next week, that number jumped up and this new Wii game sold close to 1.4 million more copies. These are still just the numbers for Japan. Gamers all across the world are buying this game like crazy and it’s become one of the most popular games sold for the Nintendo Wii system. The life of the Wii is far from over so it’s certainly possible the game could go on to sell 20 million copies or more across the world.
Whats next from the creators at Nintendo? With this awesome success of the New Super Mario Bros Wii game, you can bet that they are already working on a sequel. No official announcement has been made, but its almost a guarantee that we’ll see a New Super Mario Bros Wii Part 2. It will be full of new levels, new power ups and maybe even new playable characters. Since this game is probably already being worked on, its possible that we could see the New Super Mario Bros Wii 2 as soon as next year in 2011. Next year could be another great year for the owners of the Nintendo Wii. In the first half of 2011, the release of Legend Of Zelda Skyward Sword will probably happen based on comments from the media. Then in the second half of 2011, this is just speculation of course, we could see the release of New Super Mario Bros Wii 2. What do you think?
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