NSMB Wii The Best Selling Console Game Since Super Mario Bros In Japan

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Posted July 14, 2010 by Megaton News in Nintendo

With the recent release of updated Famistu Japanese LTD sales numbers we can see the New Super Mario Bros. Wii is the best selling home console game since the original Super Mario Bros. on the NES. Now it’s still quite a ways away from topping the NES 6.81 million selling classic, but it does have the honor of beating the much beloved Super Mario Bros 3 for second best selling console game ever in Japan.

Thanks to donny2112 on GAF:

Best selling console games since 1996 according to Famitsu:

1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii – 3,894,356
2. Dragon Quest VII (PS1) – 3,893,293
3. Wii Sports – 3,634,806
4. Wii Fit – 3,560,889
5. Dragon Quest VIII (PS2) – 3,555,469

Best selling console games before 1996:

1. Super Mario Bros. (Famicom) – 6.81m
2. Super Mario Bros. 3 (Famicom) – 3.84m
3. Super Mario Kart (Super Famicom) – 3.82m
4. Dragon Quest III (Famicom) – 3.77m
5. Super Mario World (Super Famicom) – 3.55m


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