Legendary Nintendo game creator Shigeru Miyamoto addressed a crowd of Japanese retailers to assuage any fears that New Super Mario Bros. Wii will be anything but a blockbuster hit. According to a Games Maya manager, Miyamoto said:
It’s a Mario that will continue selling even after one year has passed.
It’s interesting that Nintendo felt that trotting out Miyamoto was necessary. I can’t imagine the game doing anything but ridiculous numbers, but Andriasang’s Anoop Gantayat (hi Anoop!) feels that some retailers might be concerned with Super Mario Galaxy not selling as well as previous Mario games. I think those retailers should have their heads examined — New Super Mario Bros. Wii will be a fun game that appeals to gamers of all ages and skill levels. I will stand on my head if it doesn’t sell millions of copies.
Are you dudes and dudettes looking forward to this game? Or do you think it’s a case of Nintendo selling the same title over and over again?
Source via Andriasang
9 thoughts on “Shigeru Miyamoto Speaks on New Super Mario Bros. Wii”
Wait…SMG didn't sell as well as Sunshine? hmm. Interesting. I have a clue why though:
1.soccer moms don't buy it. they only buy wii fit and play wii sports
2.alot of older mario fans didn't get the wii because of supply initially. I bet the game is still selling.
3.Motion controls. not that bad in SMG, but still alot of gamers don't care for motion controls in any genre.
@Smartguy Those are all plausible reasons…that when combined form Voltron!
Soccer moms are an unstoppable force really.
that's funny my sister just got a wii and I was telling her to get this game along with Boom Blox. I guess Galaxies will have to suffice until this comes out. when is that?
for the record I don't own a wii. My old roommate did. I played Zelda and it was good but somewhere along the road I grew up… Zelda sorta did with the latest installment but not by much.
I guess I've finally accepted the fact that I will be missing out on all future Zelda, Mario, and Metroid games. I respect the direction Nintendo has taken but it's not what I want out of my games these days
This game is at the top of my want list. Alas, a reson to dust off the Wii and gather 'round some friends who are sick of Wii Sports.
Actually, that's a lie… for some strange reason my mind cannot comprehend, said friends never get sick of Wii Sports.
SMG is great. Probably the best if not one of the best titles released on that platform. I thought twilight princess was a great title as well. In some ways it surpassed Ocarina of TIme and Windwaker. For my tastes, the Mario games such as sunshine and galaxies as well as the zelda series are timeless. I will enjoy them when I'm in my 50s. Though I hope I can afford old man toys by that time as well. You know…vette, motorcycle, super mancave, college girl….etc.
Maybe it's just me, but I've really outgrown games with plumbers & hedgehogs….. :-/
i still love mario games, and i love Twilight princess on Wii, maybe thats just me still being only a couple years into my 20s though. but i do mostly like the older zelda and mario games. i still have an original NES that i prefer to play SMB 1,2, and 3 on, and the original zelda.
the quote in the article is right though, i think, mario games will continue to sell well after the first year. its a classic, and still a staple selling point for Nintendo.
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