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New Super Mario Bros 2 sells 430k in two days in Japan

New Super Mario Bros 2 sells 430k in two days in Japan

Tue 31 Jul 2012 7:02pm GMT / 3:02pm EDT / 12:02pm PDT
Retail

Nintendo strikes it big with new Mario and new 3DS XL model

Nintendo has much to celebrate, as both New Super Mario Bros 2 and the 3DS XL have gotten off to a promising start in Japan. New Super Mario Bros 2 has performed exceptionally, surpassing 430,000 units in just two days on the market. At the same time, the larger, new model 3DS has been grabbed from store shelves 200,000 times.

Interestingly, sales figures for the latest Mario game, as reported by Famitsu, only offer retail figures for the title. This could very well mean that sales could be much higher since the game was launched digitally at the same time.

Gamers in the US will have to wait until August 19 to get both New Super Mario Bros 2 and the new 3DS XL.

3 Comments

Nicholas Pantazis
Senior Editor

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Great numbers, but I'm more interested in the more accurate Media Create figures that will be out later today. Still, Nintendo is definitely riding high in Japan.

Posted:2 years ago

#1

Jim Webb
Executive Editor/Community Director

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I am more interested in the official figures from Nintendo. They stated that they were going to release digital download sales figures in some manner. I'd like to see how it does against the retail sector and just what that manner is that Nintendo is going with.

Posted:2 years ago

#2
NSMB2 launched today in Australia (this pleased me). I thought about purchasing it from the online store... until I saw its price. $70AU!! (around $80US!!!). This didn't please me.

I'll be very curious as to what level of online sales they end up with, if they use the exact RRP (and without any discounts). I'm sure I can purchase the game from JB for $60 (if not $50 or less).

Posted:2 years ago

#3

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