Super Mario Maker hits 1,000,000 sales in the United States

Super Mario MakerNintendo’s level creation tool, Super Mario Maker has officially sold 1,000,000 units over in the U.S. making it the sixth game to make the list of Elite Nintendo Wii U titles that have sold one million copies in the states and finally giving it the credit it deserves.

It’s no secret that the Nintendo new-generation system has struggled against the competition and as a result its games haven’t exactly sold in the same numbers as that of the Xbox One or PS4. This only reinforces the fact that they deserve some recognition, and with that in mind it’s fantastic news to hear that Super Mario Maker is going so well.

Other games to hit the 1,000,000 in the US market include:

  • Mario Kart 8Super Mario Maker
  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U Edition
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Splatoon

Nintendo land has been excluded from the list by virtue of it mostly generating numbers from being included as part of the console sale, regardless it’s up there.

Now, I want to add a bit of a personal take on this having owned and reluctantly sold a Nintendo Wii U console, and having owned three of the exclusives that appear on the list. In no way should the Wii U be discredited as a “new-generation” console. While the Wii U lacks in hardware capabilities it more than makes up for in the quality of its exclusives. Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. are two games that deserve a particular mention, given I’ve never had as much fun playing online multiplayer as I have done with those two titles. Splatoon is another title that’s relatively new to the Wii U market, personally I can’t vouch for this game but have always been envious of those who can purely because of what they have said. I can only hope that the Nintendo NX lives up to its predecessor. ¬†Should you have some additional funding left over after Christmas, I strongly recommend picking up this console.

[Source: Nintendo Life]

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