New Super Mario Bros. Wii tops ten million in sales

What do you expect? It’s(a) Mario, after all. After a couple months on store shelves, Nintendo’s latest offering for their best-established franchise has raked in the money worldwide. According to Nikkei, New Super Mario Bros. Wii has sold 3 million copies in Japan, another 3 million in Europe, and 4.5 million in the United States. As of last week, it was named the third best-selling Wii game in the States and Japan, while eleventh in the UK. It has also outsold its predecessor, the 3D gravity-shifting Super Mario Galaxy.

The possible takeaway? Many of the millions of Wii owners will happily kick it old school and forego a motion-centric title… and get their friends killed when they are blue toad.