New Super Mario Bros. Wii breaks Japanese sales record

New Super Mario Bros. Wii has become the first Wii game to crack 4 million sales in Japan. Enterbrain revealed in this week's issue of Famitsu that the game accomplished its best-selling feat last Sunday when it ended the day with a unit sales total of 4,001,276.

That Mario would be the man to set a record like this should come as no surprise - New Super Mario Bros. Wii's current worldwide sales are sitting at nearly 17 million.

Wii Sports still dominates with over 65 million worldwide sales. However, New Super Mario Bros. Wii isn't even a year old (December 3 in case you wanted to get Nintendo a card), so we expect it'll hit a few more milestones in the years to come.

Nov 30, 2010

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  • Overlord153 - November 30, 2010 9:52 p.m.

    Am I the only one who found having 1 other person with to be a lot of fun and the game to be difficult
  • rabidpotatochip - November 30, 2010 8:57 p.m.

    Super Mario Bros. has always been synonymous with Nintendo. I figure most of the sales are from people who have been playing it since it was available on the NES.
  • AnalogKid - November 30, 2010 8:33 p.m.

    i am really surprised by this it seems like one of the earlier wii games would have sold 4 mil by now
  • infernox - November 30, 2010 8:03 p.m.

    should be galaxy or galaxy 2
  • 510BrotherPanda - November 30, 2010 7:21 p.m.

    That sounds thoroughly depressing. It makes it look like there are more "casual" players/ non-discerning people in Japan than we usually give them credit for. That 4-player was a serious mess...

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