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New Super Mario Bros. Hits 6 Million In Japan



New Super Mario Bros. (for Nintendo DS) might not have appeared on last week’s Japanese top-20 sales chart, but it’s been making sales progress in Japan nonetheless.


Today, Famitsu reported that the four-year-old game has sold over six million copies in Japan alone. This is according to Enterbrain’s sales tracker. Enterbrain is Famitsu’s parent company.


For our weekly sales chart, we refer instead to another tracker, Media-Create. For the sake of comparison, according to last week’s Media-Create numbers, New Super Mario Bros. Wii has sold about 4.1 million units.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.