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.