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New Super Mario Bros. Surges Past Half-Million Mark

June 22, 2006

After just 35 days on store shelves, New Super Mario Bros.® for Nintendo DS has racked up sales in excess of one half million in the United States alone. That's a sell-through rate of more than 20 every minute since the game went on sale May 15.

New Super Mario Bros. marks a new adventure for Mario, the most popular video game character in history. The classic feel of the game attracts newcomers and old-school fans alike, and the gaming press has universally praised New Super Mario Bros. as a near-perfect video game. IGN.com raves: "... it absolutely is something special. This game marks a brilliant return to Mario's side-scrolling environments, with a look, feel and play that feels unbelievably classic, with new elements that do a fantastic job advancing the design."

For more information about New Super Mario Bros., please visit mario.nintendo.com. For more information about Nintendo DS Lite, please visit www.nintendods.com

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