Reggie: NSMB Wii will outsell Modern Warfare 2 on one system by the end of January 2010
Over the past few days, there have been a few predictions made about the sales of New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Not too long ago, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter stated that “it’s gonna shock you how many units” New Super Mario Bros. Wii. GameStop is also anticipating that the title will be a huge success. Tony Bartel, Executive VP of Merchandising and Marketing for GameStop, noted earlier this week that “it’s going to be a strong seller for the holiday.” Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO of Nintendo of America, offered his own thoughts about Mario Bros. Wii’s sales on the latest episode of GameTrailers TV and said that it will outperform Modern Warfare 2 on one system by the time the January 2010 NPD data rolls by.
“Modern Warfare 2 is on two platforms. On a single platform, absolutely. I say that unequivocally. On one particular platform, I do believe so. You’ve got to give me the entire holiday selling season, so let’s take it all the way through the January NPD data. It’s going to be close. Modern Warfare is a a great title. As a gamer, I look forward to it. The new Modern Warfare, I think is going to be a fantastic title. Not to discount it, it will sell well. Of course I’ll play it. I play all the content out there.”