The new Nintendo 3DS game, Super Mario 3D Land, which landed in stores Nov. 11, has become the fastest-selling portable Mario game in company history, selling more than 500,000 units since launch, says Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime.
Also mentioned is that Skyward Sword is the fastest selling Zelda game ever. For Nintendo having a year that had next to nothing for game releases, they sure ended it on a high note. This holiday will provide some good numbers for them it seems!
Good, it's probably the best handheld game I've ever played and one of the best Mario games in the entire franchise. I hope it somehow is able to eclipse NSMB's sales, because that game isn't a tenth as good as 3D Land.
Wow, faster than NSMB? Doubt it will go on to sell 30 million units, though.
Is this the Wii version or the DS version? I am assuming the Wii cause I never saw numbers like that for the DS. Heck, I dont think the WIi version even sold 30 million copies. Last time I checked it was around 20 million, which was earlier this year. I doubt it sold 10 more million units this past year.
Yea, not sure what the big deal is with the 2D Mario games. Don't get me wrong, I loved the old school Mario games, up to and including Super Mario World for the SNES/
Sorry, while some may say its opinion, (but its not) the Super Mario Galaxy games are waaaay better than the DS and Wii's 2D New Super Mario Bros games. While the 2D versions are not garbage by any means, still SMG games are like a 10 rating making the 2D games look like a 5/10 rated game. Maybe I am exagerrating just a tad, still, people are ignorant for not buying the Mario Galaxy games when they apparrantly bought only the NSMBW game.
And the only reason being is cause of Nostalgic reasons, cause it was called, New Super Mario Bros for the Wii. Nintendo should have titled the galaxy games similarly, like New Super Mario Bros in outer space...or something like that, cause that title sounds like shit.
R U referring to bundles for NSMB for the DS/Wii or the NSM3DL? If the latter, I doubt bundles are included in that amount since the bundles just went on sale on black friday. If for the DS/Wii, I am sure those are included.
Yea, same here. I figured TP would have that since Nintendo made everyone wait an extra year for it to be released for the WIi. I remember when picking up my Wii on launch day, almost everyone getting the Wii was also buying TP. Of course Im sure most of these people were hardcore Nintendo fans...still though.
I actually hope SS ends up being the best selling Zelda ever, just cause Zelda games typically sell well, but not anywhere near as well as Mario games and other big franchise.
Well, even if the bundles are included, and if not, they eventually will be included cause seriously, they should count. I know around where I live, at places like Best Buy, Gamestop, heck even walmart, all the Mario 3D Land Bundles sold out. The only reason I knew they were even available was due to the ads in the newspaper and when the kids and I went to BB they had one bundle left. The one sales ass. saw me looking at it and told me I better take it now cause it was the last one they had in stock until more arrived. I was like, "Yea, I would like it, but I already have a 3DS and I have the game." Though, I just loved the way the packaging looked and I am a sucker for the color red. I was able to resist. If anything, I would buy the 3DS Zelda OoT bundle. That black 3DS with the gold trim and zelda insignia is really cool. I hate the fact that I always want shit like this that I already basically own.
@Hinph Hmm, my girlfriend didn't have quite the same experience, she still struggled with the 3D-ness a bit. Albeit she has barely played any 3D games period, and I think she was eventually getting it. She managed to get past World 1 on her own.
Yeah, my brother has still had a hard time in a lot of areas as well, and I doubt he'll have the patience for the special levels. (are we still covering that up with a spoiler tag?) It's just promising that he is actually enjoying himself and wants to continue playing after dying. He's really quite good at 2D Mario, though, and has played quite a few 3D games... loved Ratchet & Clank for some reason.
That's cool news for sure. The best handheld Mario should be the fastest-selling!*
Skyward Sword is the fastest-selling Zelda, more than OoT or TP? Kind of surprising, although I suppose with the Wii's huge userbase (and all the attention this holiday being on SS), not entirely unexpected. Congrats to SS, Mario and Nintendo! *disclaimer: I am not including Donkey Kong '94 in this discussion