Nintendo hosted another retailer briefing today in Japan. One of the major highlights at the event was Shigeru Miyamoto playing and demonstrating New Super Mario Bros. Wii to attendees. While going through the game, Miyamoto made a comment about his anticipated feeling of the title’s sales.
“It’s a Mario that will continue selling even after one year has passed.”
All sorts of Nintendo software – especially games on the Wii and DS – have had long legs. With the first New Super Mario Bros., for instance, only around 10.3% of the title’s sales came in the first week. And surely New Super Mario Bros. Wii will be a top priority, as Satoru Iwata explained a few months ago that the game as seen as a key title for the company this holiday. Iwata does indeed have high expectations for New Super Mario Bros. Wii., and had also pointed out that he believes it can “surpass 10m copies worldwide in the whole fiscal year.”