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Can The 3DS Sell Without Mario?

GenGAME writes: A year and a half into its life span, the 3DS has carved out a pretty decent fanbase with all signs pointing towards increased sales over the next half a year or so. When you really think about it, it’s almost a no brainer that the 3DS has had such success early on; the system has seen far more than its fair share of Mario titles. As the highest-selling video game series of all time, Mario is a title that simply makes a system sell.

You can’t blame Nintendo for showering us with their biggest money-maker of a franchise early on, but sooner rather than later they’re going to have to stop relying on Mario so much to boost 3DS sales. As much as gamers flock to a new Mario game, there’s still a limit to just how much Mario we can take, and the 3DS is getting dangerously close to that limit. How will the 3DS continue to be prosperous in life after Mario?

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DivineAssault 1376d ago

mario alone or mario karts n all?? idk very good question.. Im sure it would sell some but no where near as many

aviator1891376d ago

Sure, it can sell, but it will sell at a slower rate without the franchise. The same can be said with a 3ds pokemon game (the rumored grey version).

Sgt_Slaughter1376d ago

Okay, we got it. They milk Mario just like CoD and Uncharted and GoW and Assassins Creed. But Most of those can do a yearly release and not let the games get stale, including Mario.

hardandsloppy1375d ago

Why did you put Uncharted and GoW. If you mean God of War, I dont understand you, 2 games in one generation is so much milking right. And Uncharted 3 games, plus one handheld game? I would only call it milking if another one came out next year. Mario has like 3 games come out each year, that is pretty crazy if you ask me.

Sgt_Slaughter1375d ago

I meant Gears because there already doing a Halo and making an unnecessary prequel.

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omarzy1376d ago

The DS had one Super Mario game that was not a port. I think the 3DS can handle it.

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