New Super Mario Bros. Wii Moves Over 420,000 Day One In Japan

The Japanese release of New Super Mario Bros. Wii is looking pretty positive for Nintendo, with the Wii game moving an impressive 422,000 units on day one, according to reports.

Japanese retail blog Sinobi's estimates put New Super Mario Bros. Wii's first day sales ahead of Super Mario Galaxy, which managed 256,000 units sold in its first week on Japanese store shelves. But the Wii follow up to New Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo DS fell short of its portable predecessor. New Super Mario Bros. DS racked up some 900,000 units sold week one.


    Are we comparing the 422 000 Wii units DAY one to 900 000 NDS WEEK one units? Or is it the same? And is it actual sellthrough or merely numbers shipped into stores? I realise a great proportion of new release is bought first day but another 6 days normally more than doubles that amount. Comparing apples with apples comes to mind.

    The Wii hasn't sold anything near what the DS has. Portable seems more fitting to platform games. And thats ONE WEEK sales. It could possibly sell up to that range by the end of the week. But seems stupid making the comparison.

    But the Japs are the same with everything. They buy everything DAY ONE! If you look at music charts - an album by someone really popular can sell 1 million first week and the next week, less than 200,000. And it will probably go on to sell only 1,600,000 by the end of the year. They buy their stuff the moment it comes out.

    Its not common for thing to sell well over a period of time. Their are the exceptions. I mean Pokemon is doing really great on the charts over the past couple of weeks. And there have been quite a few games doing that too. But majority of the time everything is day one or week one.

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