It looks like the Super Mario Brothers are about to outsell Call of Duty. According to Nintendo, 2.82 million copies of Super Mario Brothers Wii have been sold in December 2009 in the USA alone, skyrocketing the sales of the game to a record-breaking 10 million in 7 weeks (worldwide)!
Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare 2 wrote history by selling about 15 million copies worldwide and generating more than $1billion in sales. In comparison, James Cameron Avatar was “only” the fifth movie that surpassed the 1 billion mark. Now, it very much looks like “New Super Mario Brothers” could top that and outsell Call of Duty soon.
Other games that have been sold more than 15 million times:
- Wii Fit
- Wii Play
- Pokemon Red/Blue/Green/Diamond/Pearl
- Mario Kart Wii
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Mario Kart DS
On a sidenote, in the last 20 years over 160 million Mario games have been sold until today and “New Super Mario Brothers” now weighs in with more than 10 million copies.