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Old 01-07-2009, 04:49 PM   #1
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Mario has been dethroned by Wii Sports

Wii Sports is best-selling game ever
Jock blockbuster topples Mario.


Well, that didn't take long.
According to game-tracking website VGChartz, sales of Nintendo's pop-culture phenom Wii Sports have surpassed those of legendary platformer Super Mario Bros., making the breakout Wii title the best-selling video game of all time. And it only took two years and two months to do it.
The data is based on cumulative worldwide sales figures ending the week of December 27, 2008, which indicate that lifetime sales of Wii Sports have exceeded Mario's staggering 40.24 million units.
Shocked? Don't be. Unlike most video games that can be bought at retail, Wii Sports comes bundled with the Wii hardware in every territory other than Japan and Korea. In other words, if you bought a Wii, you bought Wii Sports whether you liked it or not (chances are, you liked it). With over 45 million Wiis sold worldwide to date, it's only logical that Wii Sports would start smashing records sooner or later.

WII SPORTS: RESORT SCREENS
And before you brand Wii Sports a false champion due to being bundled with hardware, consider that Super Mario Bros. was also sold as a bundle with the original Nintendo Entertainment System during its mid-80's heyday. Plus, Wii Sports has been a major hit even in non-bundled form, topping Wii sales charts in Japan at over 3.2 million copies sold in 2008 alone.
A new version of the game, Wii Sports: Resort, is due out later this year.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:54 PM   #2
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:00 PM   #3
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That doesn't surprise me. Everyone has a Wii these days.
This is just a suggestion, but you probably shouldn't write "of all time" because that is saying that there will never be a game that surpasses it.
Anyway, that's a nice little fun fact to tell my friends. ^_^
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:39 PM   #4
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LMao! So if They Put Like Example : Mario Galaxy instead Of Wii Sports Mario Would Still be in The Lead! =P
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Sm Mario Super Mario Dethroned.

Wii Sports is best-selling game ever
Jock blockbuster topples Mario.

By Ben Silverman


According to game-tracking website VGChartz, sales of Nintendo's pop-culture phenom Wii Sports have surpassed those of legendary platformer Super Mario Bros., making the breakout Wii title the best-selling video game of all time. And it only took two years and two months to do it.

The data is based on cumulative worldwide sales figures ending the week of December 27, 2008, which indicate that lifetime sales of Wii Sports have exceeded Mario's staggering 40.24 million units.

Shocked? Don't be. Unlike most video games that can be bought at retail, Wii Sports comes bundled with the Wii hardware in every territory other than Japan and Korea. In other words, if you bought a Wii, you bought Wii Sports whether you liked it or not (chances are, you liked it). With over 45 million Wiis sold worldwide to date, it's only logical that Wii Sports would start smashing records sooner or later.

And before you brand Wii Sports a false champion due to being bundled with hardware, consider that Super Mario Bros. was also sold as a bundle with the original Nintendo Entertainment System during its mid-80's heyday. Plus, Wii Sports has been a major hit even in non-bundled form, topping Wii sales charts in Japan at over 3.2 million copies sold in 2008 alone.

A new version of the game, Wii Sports: Resort, is due out later this year.

Source: Yahoo
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:59 PM   #6
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:20 PM   #8
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I'm not surprised. In fact, Wii Sports I think actually deserves that spot. It really showed what the Wii was about, and even if it was average quality, it was still worth the time to actually play it, because it is a once in a life time game, really.
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I remember reading about this and wondering how much sooner it would have happened if Wii Sports was bundled in Japan.
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Sorry to say this, Skreamo, but there is a very similar thread here.
I can't be bothered to check who made their thread first...
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