Super Mario Galaxy 2 Sells a Million in the US
I will never play this game. Ever. Because I don’t care about or like Mario. But the game-buying public loves the way Nintendo just re-uses the same crap over and over again for their flagship games, and so here we are, in a world where Super Mario Galaxy 2 sells a million copies in just one country, guaranteeing that Super Mario Galaxy 3 won’t be too far away. More after the jump.
Here’s a quote from Nintendo’s press release that is intended to counter what I just said.
“Consumers continue to look to Nintendo for exceptional value and one-of-a-kind gaming experiences,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Between games like Super Mario Galaxy 2, the pioneering motion controls of the Wii system and the portable fun of Nintendo DS systems, Nintendo offers something for everyone. As we prepare to launch a remarkable lineup of new games in the second half of the year, we are grateful that consumers are supporting Nintendo consoles to continue their run as the nation’s most popular game systems.”
Yay. Now create a new IP, please. You know, I wonder what Tim Schafer thinks of what Nintendo does.
DISCLAIMER: I still own a Nintendo 64 and a GameCube. I will admit that if SMG2 were not a Mario game and had identical gameplay, I’d probably be interested somewhat. I’m a stubborn ass.
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