New Super Mario Bros. A Huge Hit

New Super Mario Bros. Surpasses Super Mario Galaxy in Sales

January 23, 2010 – The latest figures from The NPD revealed that New Super Mario Bros. has surpassed the previous iteration of Mario on the Wii, Super Mario Galaxy, which was very highly applauded by critics.

Super Mario Galaxy was released in 2007 and sold 4.1 million copies. It came out shortly after the release of the Wii and New Super Mario Bros. has benefited enormously from the now gigantic numbers of Wii’s in the America’s and beyond. The NPD, which measures sales in North America, revealed that New Super Mario Bros. has already reached 4.2 million sales after a month and a half on the shelves. It was the top-selling game in December in North America, topping out above similarly hyped games such as Modern Warfare 2, Assassin’s Creed 2 and Left 4 Dead 2.

New Super Mario Bros. offers a unique twist on the old platforming game. It offers the ability for numerous players to work together at once, capitalizing on the Wii’s party-machine reputation.

The Nintendo Wii has been wildly successful since it’s launch on November 19, 2006, selling more than 60 million units worldwide and has seen equally high game sales as a result.

Source: Edge