New Super Mario Bros surpasses 6 million sales in Japan 24 million

first_imgUsually publishers look to the new game releases for sales figures, but when you’re as big as Nintendo and have Mario as part of your IP catalog, even 4-year-old games can still perform.This week, the 2006 game New Super Mario Bros. became the best selling DS game of all time and the first to surpass 6 million sales in Japan. Worldwide it has now gone past 24 million copies, which is a staggering amount of copies to ship, and a huge amount of revenue for Nintendo and retailers alike.The official Japanese sales figure, which counts copies sold until December 26, was 6,015,255. They were sold between May 26, 2006 and December 26, 2010 for a total of 1,676 days. A quick calculation reveals that’s an average of 3,589 copies sold every single day. In reality, Nintendo managed to sell 900,000 in the first week.According to Wikipedia, New Super Mario Bros. only just manages the number one position for worldwide sales (24.13 million). Nintendogs comes a close second with 23.26 million. And one final statistic for you to reel off at your next gamer gathering: in total 773.34 million DS games have been sold up to September 30th this year.Read more at Andriasang, via Gamasutralast_img read more

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