Super Mario Galaxy’s super launch party

By Spencer . November 9, 2007 . 9:44am

smglaunch.jpgIf you’re around New York City you might want to swing by Rockefeller Plaza this Sunday (Nov. 11). Nintendo is throwing a party to celebrate the release of Super Mario Galaxy! The game will be sold at midnight and just in case you don’t have a Wii they will have some consoles on hand. But don’t go to get the game a few hours before the rest of North America. Head to the party to hear a DJ, bounce on Nintendo’s Velcro wall and challenge people at the bungee run. The festivities begin at 8PM, but fans will probably begin lining up earlier.


See, North America gets good events too. It’s not like Japan had a launch party or any fanfare when Super Mario Galaxy launched two weeks ago.

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  • badfish

    I wonder if Mario and company are losing their popularity?

  • Zoglog

    Avoid these launch parties at all costs. They are completely worthless and just cheap ways to get you to show up in big crowds to hype up a game. You’ll only end up disappointed.

  • badfish

    Zog, I’m wondering, have you been to one these launch parties? I’ve always wanted to see one, but maybe you got a good point. Do they offer free food or any sort of “prize” for showing up?

    Out in Cali, we don’t seem to get these “parties” that much. Just stupid midnight console launches!

  • Aoshi00

    I work in NYC and do chk out the Nintendo store occasionally. The only event I went to was when Miyamoto visited there around 2 years ago, I only had the chance to see him wave to us on the second floor. I guess it would be cool to buy a game at a lauch party, but I’ve alrdy pre-ordered mine..

  • Veilknight

    It seems that most of Nintendo’s recognizable characters seem to be meeting low sales expectation in its native country despite the fact that for any ordinary title, especially for a niche company, selling $250,585 copies in 4 days may be considered a success. First it happened with Twilight Prince, and now Super Mario Galaxy. Although, I imagine, as with the former strong sales in North America will make up for Super Mario Galaxy’s slow start in Japan.

    I simply can’t wait to sink my hands onto Super Mario Galaxy next week. By far my most highly anticipated title of the year, and judging by early impressions by various reviewers across the Internet, this latest 3D Mario platformer doesn’t disappoint in the slightest.

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