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 NSMB Wii  Fastest Title Ever To Top 3 Million In Japan
NSMB Wii Fastest Title Ever To Top 3 Million In Japan
January 19, 2010 | By Leigh Alexander

January 19, 2010 | By Leigh Alexander
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Nintendo's New Super Mario Bros. Wii has sold 3,002,753 units in Japan, becoming the fastest game ever to reach the 3 million mark in that country.

It accomplished the feat in seven weeks, says a Famitsu report translated by consumer weblog Kotaku. New Super Mario Bros. Wii launched in Japan on December 3, 2009, and had the biggest-ever debut for a Wii title.

At that time, the title sold 936,734 units in its first week in Japan -- the biggest debut to date for a Wii title in that country. NSMB Wii even outdid Nintendo's previous first-week sales champion, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, which sold 816,000 units in its debut week.

In further worldwide success, the Wii exclusive was the top-selling game in the U.S. for December, selling 2.8 million units, according to NPD estimates, and was the third best-selling U.S. title all year, following Wii Sports Resort and the market-leading Modern Warfare 2.

Although Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 broke global sales and revenue records for the year, analysts like EEDAR's Jesse Divnich have suggested that, over its lifetime, New Super Mario Bros. Wii will eventually surpass that title.


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