Scott Moffitt from Nintendo has shed some light on how New Super Mario Bros 2 has been doing. Moffitt states,“Software sells hardware, and no one sells either quite like Mario“. The launch of both New Super Mario Bros 2 and the 3DS XL in August helped Nintendo achieve the following:
- Nintendo 3DS software sales increased by more than 68 percent over sales in July.
- Nintendo 3DS hardware sales increased by more than 36 percent over sales in July.
- The No. 1 and No. 2 top-selling software SKUs for the month are both exclusive to Nintendo 3DS. New Super Mario Bros. 2 sold more than 240,000 units to finish No. 1, and KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] from Square Enix sold more than 180,000 copies to finish No. 2.
Moffitt went on to state the following:
“Software sells hardware, and no one sells either quite like Mario”.
“In addition to helping New Super Mario Bros. 2 get off to a great start, Nintendo 3DS XL is driving increased interest in titles such as Kid Icarus: Uprising, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D and Mario Kart 7. These games have been on the market for more than six months but provide a completely new experience on the larger screens. Combine these titles with the upcoming Paper Mario: Sticker Starand a robust list of third-party games, and Nintendo 3DS is poised to be high on holiday wish lists this year.”
It looks like sales picked up well not only in Japan but North America as well. With Paper Mario Sticker Star, Professor Layton and The Miracle Mask, Code of Princess and much more coming this holiday season there should be no signs of slowing down.