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Mario Galaxy bombs with 251k sold in Japan

November 8, 2007


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.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. November 8, 2007 11:13 pm

    Wow…thats pathetic. All that glitters is not gold. If I could make a game that sold quarter mil day one, thats fucking gold my friend.

  2. drewmg permalink
    November 9, 2007 9:21 am

    Oh, and of course I’m going to fucking buy it. And play the shit out of it. Unlike most people, I thought Mario Sunshine was fucking awesome.

  3. drewmg permalink
    November 9, 2007 9:27 am

    I read on a website it was going to sell better than Halo 3. How many copies did Halo 3 sell last month? 100K? 200K? 3.3M?

    I just can’t remember.

  4. November 9, 2007 2:00 pm

    NOTHING can be better than Halo 3!!

    But I’m still getting Super Mario Galaxy on week one!

    Notwithstanding sales, how’s the game itself, anyway? I think sales don’t really tell the tale anymore, with all the overcrowding the entertainment media is getting into.

  5. drewmg permalink
    November 9, 2007 2:56 pm

    From what I’ve read and heard, the game is supposed to be very very good. Shane over on 1up Yours was talking extensively about how much he loves the game. They talked about Mario for about 20 minutes, which pretty much outdoes their coverage of Wii games over the past 2 months in and of itself.

  6. November 13, 2007 11:30 pm

    talking exstensively? the man was creaming himself! Shane the sony defense force creaming himself over galaxy means something. whether or not that translates to sales is something else entirely.

  7. carl permalink
    November 14, 2007 1:15 pm

    hey i have just heard supermario galaxy only sold 78000 copies on its second week,was outsold by mario party ds and a new ps3 game so the talk of 700000 pre ordered copies is a load of rubarb!!!
    it has been getting 10 out of 10 on heaps of reviews but seems japan has turned its back on the wii,this game was supposed to be the wii biggie,the one we all wanted and to make more people by a wii,well sorry nintendo you really have messed up, the wii last week got outsold by the psp and ps3!!!
    one thing does confuse me tho the wii has sold 2 million more consoles than the ps3 in japan and only sells 250000 mario galaxy games.
    i mean to get outsold on first week sales by the shitty mario party 8 on its debut is a disgrace!!!
    just hope for nintendo,s sake super smashbrawl and mario kart wii are the biggies we all expect them to be or its game over for the wii in japan!!!

  8. November 14, 2007 2:28 pm

    Well, I already got it, but I have only had time to play the first three minutes of it.

    So far, so good! The game is not the graphics powerhouse most critics have made it out to be, but it does look pretty damn good compared to the rest of the Wii titles.

  9. carl permalink
    November 16, 2007 4:47 pm

    antonio what are you dribbling on about?you have only played the game for 3 MINUTES come back when you have played it fora few hours and visited the amazing 3d worlds you gimp sucker!!!

  10. November 16, 2007 5:53 pm

    You mean it’s going to get even BETTER?!?

    [I’m in Heaven!!]

  11. November 17, 2007 7:25 pm

    Yea you gimp sucker!

  12. August 29, 2010 1:12 am

    NOTHING can be better than Halo 3! But I’m still getting Super Mario Galaxy on week one! Not withstanding sales, how’s the game itself, anyway? I think sales don’t really tell the tale anymore, with all the over crowding the entertainment media is getting into.

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