Nintendo News: New Super Mario Bros. Surges Past Half-Million Mark
After just 35 days on store shelves, New Super Mario Bros.(R) for Nintendo DS(TM) has racked up sales in excess of one half million in the United States alone. That's a sell-through rate of more than 20 every minutes since the game went on sale May 15.
New Super Mario Bros. marks a new adventure for Mario(TM), the most popular video game character in history. The classic feel of the game attracts newcomers and old-school fans alike, and the gaming press has universally praised New Super Mario Bros. as a near-perfect video game. IGN.com raves: " ... it absolutely is something special. This game marks a brilliant return to Mario's side-scrolling environments, with a look, feel and play that feels unbelievably classic, with new elements that do a fantastic job advancing the design."