Reggie: NSMB Wii will outsell Modern Warfare 2 on one system by the end of January 2010

Posted under News, Wii
November 6, 2009 by (@NE_Brian)

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.”

  • Thomas N

    A bold boast by a Nintendo executive known for his outspokeness. Let us pray that the boast comes true.

  • DOOMtrooper

    @Thomas N
    and how does that affect the gamers? will more nsmb sales make it a better game than MW2? hardly..

    but hey, its not like wii owners have a choice do they? :P they’re not getting MW2 or anything else hardcore for that matter till red steel and no more heroes 2.. sure there are a bunch of rail shooters but they suck compared to good’ol 360/ps3 games..

    i just finished MW2 campaign.. and i don’t think ANY game this year will be as good.. it just blows away the competition.. and comeon you’ve all seen nsmb videos.. just another mario game with coop..

    if only nintendo had spent a lil more dough and made a more powerful console.. tsk tsk

  • Captain N

    We are getting MW Reflex so Wii owners do actually have a choice, just not the new version. So I would consider that a hardcore title for Wii that comes out the same day as MW2 on other systems.

  • jay

    I think it will outsell MW2 by the end of 2010, I expect MW2 to sell around 16 M in the first months and SMB2 will sell that amount by the end of next year

  • james

    Going to be hard to do, at the current decline in the wii.

    http://bit.ly/DeI1O

  • JoshZTP2

    Soooo; even in these times of 2009 with things going bad for the economy, stuff with President Obama, swine flu still floating around…
    Every family in North America who own a Nintendo Wii console will eat Mario games up; & thus then New Super Mario Bros. Wii will be a best selling game ever! ;)
    Then you can say good ridance to those blasted violent war games; like whatever Modern Warfare 2 game mentioned above… (which of course I bloody hate because I hate those kind of games with a bloody passion)! ;)

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