New Super Mario Bros. Wii Passes 10 Million Sold in North America

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It only took five years, but 2009’s unimaginatively titled New Super Mario Bros. Wii has hit a major sales milestone. Nintendo took to Twitter to say that NSMBW has just hit the 10 million mark.

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Wahoo! New Super Mario Bros. Wii just hit 10 million copies sold. That’s a lot of penguin suits!

What’s curious about the milestone is that it happened as late as it has. Nintendo is presently selling the Wii U as it’s main home console, and it has a New Super Mario game of it’s own: New Super Mario Bros. U. NSMBW is one of the best-selling games for the original Wii, far outstripping the critically-superior Super Mario Galaxy. It’s sales success can be attributed to the broad appeal of the Wii and from following on the coattails of the original New Super Mario Bros.

It was also the first home-console side-scrolling Mario since Super Mario World, technically.

Are you impressed with the flush success of New Super Mario Bros. Wii? Were you one of the people who bought it recently to push it over the 10 million mark?

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