Miyamoto: New Super Mario Bros. Wii will sell for many years

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October 11, 2009 by (@NE_Brian)

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.”

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  • Thomas

    Let us pray that what Shigeru Miyamoto said comes true, as it will help the Wii sell software and hardware.

  • Everett

    it’s hard to use the original super mario brothers game as an example of long term sales because to this day, nintendo continues to re release that game. The upcoming game looks interesting, so I’ll wait and see.

  • http://www.nintendoeverything.com Valay

    @ Everett – I was referring to New Super Mario Bros. on the DS, not the original Super Mario Bros.

  • Jason

    @Thomas,

    Do you work in the gaming industry??

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