Mario almost makes a million

Nintendo must be thrilled and that little bit richer what with the sales of New Super Mario Bros. Wii. According to Enterbrain (via Kotaku) Mario’s latest platform escapades sold 936,734 copies in Japan between December 3rd and 6th, trumping Super Smash Bros. Brawl‘s 816,000 first week sales. It does further the issue Nintendo has with its first party games being the biggest reason why people buy their consoles. If they’re able to sprinkle some of that magic dust into third party titles then Satoru Iwata would have less reason to worry. Considering New Super Mario Bros. Wii is being touted as a true successor to Super Mario World on the SNES, such a sales figure was to be expected and actually makes Reggie Fils-Aime’s claims of outselling Modern Warfare 2 a bit more believable.

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