Mario Galaxy bombs with 251k sold in Japan
This time it’s not me reaching. I swear! WiiFanboy did it.
I was actually confused by the post cause a quarter mil units sold is not chump money.
While selling a quarter-million of anything seems impressive, let’s, once again, compare that number with first-week sales data for previous Mario games and recent blockbusters:
* New Super Mario Bros. – 900,000
* Super Mario Sunshine – 280,000
* Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core – 486,659
* Mario Party 8 – 265,000
* Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen And The Tower Of Mirrors – 263,000
I’m sorry fanmen, but it was only hyped up to the clouds in your own minds. There’s a certain mindset that thinks of a new Mario game as a holy event. Mario has reknown, but he doesn’t put the asses in the seats like he used to. We’re living in a post-Halo world. Matter of fact, 250 thousand copies is a hell of a lot of one barely-hyped serious game to sell on a system which caters to aunts and uncles.
Well i’m still getting it, fuck watchu hurrd. Maybe even tomorrow.