New Super Mario Bros. 2 Sells 2 Million Units Worldwide

by William D'Angelo, posted on 17 September 2012 / 6,825 Views

New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS) the sequel to the bestselling Nintendo DS game, New Super Mario Bros., has surpassed two million units sold worldwide at retail as of September 8. The game first launched in Japan seven weeks ago on July 28.

New Super Mario Bros. 2

The majority of the sales for New Super Mario Bros. 2, 1.1 million, comes from Japan due to the game launching there three weeks before anywhere else. The game has sold 480,000 units in North America and 390,000 in Europe.

The game is currently tracking 33 percent behind New Super Mario Bros. (DS) which had sold three million units during the same number of weeks after release. Current 3DS sales are almost identical to the DS. 20.1 million for the 3DS and 20.9 million for the DS.

If the game continues to track 33 percent below New Super Mario Bros. (DS) it will sell between five million and six million units at the end of 2012.


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10 Comments

bazmeistergen (on 17 September 2012)

I think this article should be written with the disclaimer about digital sales. Mine's a digicopy, for example. Someone was reckoning that it has sold a good half million in America's alone. Maybe Nintendo will give us some numbers?


kopstudent89 (on 17 September 2012)

In Japan digital sales was just 5%. So it's tracking really well behind in Japan. That said in America, the numbers are quite similar to before without digital sales. I do think Japanese sales are low (almost 50% behind) which is poor and the main reason for that


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kopstudent89 (on 17 September 2012)

In Japan digital sales was just 5%. So it's tracking really well behind in Japan. That said in America, the numbers are quite similar to before without digital sales. I do think Japanese sales are low (almost 50% behind) which is poor and the main reason for that


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bazmeistergen (on 18 September 2012)

Cheers. Gotta say that I am a bit addicted to Coin Rush. Just need more Streetpass 'victims'


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ganoncrotch (on 18 September 2012)

you have to realize when you say just 5% you are talking about 5% of a million sales which is 50000 copies, nothing to be sneezed at.


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Cheebee (on 17 September 2012)

What about digital sales?


saicho (on 17 September 2012)

if it continue lags behind New Super Mario Bros. DS by 33%, it will sell 19 million copies... :(


Kenology (on 17 September 2012)

Wow, what a flop.


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ganoncrotch (on 18 September 2012)

it's over nintendo is finished! Especially when you consider all the money which went into this new game engine, music and plot!

( I love nsmb2 but yeah wont have cost f-all to make)


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S.Peelman (on 17 September 2012)

2-3 weeks before it overtakes Ocarina of Time as the nr.3 3DS game.


DanneSandin (on 17 September 2012)

Is this including digital numbers?


Olivernintentoal (on 17 September 2012)

i dont think so. so it must actually be way higher


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Pokemonbrawlvg (on 18 September 2012)

I'm pretty sure the digital sales are higher than Japan's. It's currently the tenth best selling eShop download LTD on the NA eShop (you can check via the eShop yourself).


Juma009 (on 17 September 2012)

Wait till Holidays!


sperrico87 (on 19 September 2012)

I'll be the first to admit that it's addicting and a lot of fun to get 1,000+ coins in certain levels. Due to that the game has a LOT of replay value, which is just what Nintendo intended. The problem is that the game itself, at it's foundation, is copy and pasted from the previous two games in the series. It's just way too similiar. I'm sorry to my fellow Nintendo fans who are blindly in love with all Mario games, but I sold this one back last week. I didn't like the idea of paying $40 for New Super Mario Bros 1.3... they need to re-invent the New series, not copy and paste. Recycled music tracks is just unspeakably bad.


cusman (on 18 September 2012)

I bought mine digital. Everybody else I know that has 3DS and got the game, also got it digital.


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Iveyboi (on 17 September 2012)

This is a shame that it has sold so much. I truly despised this game as it was literall a copy + paste of NSMB Wii + Mario 3. First game I traded in in a year. BOO


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ganoncrotch (on 18 September 2012)

to claim this is a copy paste of mario 3 would be akin to saying MW3 is a rehash of goldeneye64


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