Amazon's most wished for video game lists in both the US and UK have been topped by the Wii's New Super Mario Bros – ahead of Modern Warfare 2. The US list reads:
Surprising. I would have thought that it would be MW2.
Nope, clearly the Wii has sold the most consoles out of all the big three. And a lot of kids and parents know Mario and know that it is safe for their kids, so there for it makes sense if it's a top wished game for the Holiday and this time it's a mario game that even make the parents excited.
I reckon if they added up PS3 and Xbox 360 sales for MW2, it would be top.
Yea but still, Mario has more influence on anyone than any other game. Lets face it casual don't care much for MW 2 as they do for any other Nintendo published game.
And you gotta think... How many people fit into the demographics MW2 targets are there that also make a Christmas wish list? Mario appeals to kids, who are the ones making wish lists.
"Mario appeals to kids" I hope you weren't saying "Mario is for kids" because that would be a very dumb statement. Also, MW2 appeals to kids too, just not to parents. I worked at a summer camp this summer. The kids were between 7 and 11 years old and were ALL talking about COD4. What has our world become?
Sorry, I didn't mean it as Mario was on;y for kids. I have The New Super Mario Bros for both DS and Wii, and i'm 20 years old. I'm talking about the difference in target audience between each game. Nintendo doesn't target 18-30 year old people with this game. Just the same as COD doesn't target 10-15 year old people. It doesn't mean that 14 year olds don't play COD and 18 year olds don't play Mario, it's just the target demogaphics.
"Nintendo doesn't target 18-30 year old people with this game. Just the same as COD doesn't target 10-15 year old people." The Miyamoto interview on the nintendo channel directly states that the DS and wii got old gamers who had stopped playing back into video games and the new mario targeted them. So in fact they are targeting 18-40 year olds with the game (I'm 25, grew up on Mario, Mario 3, and super mario world).
We just bought Super Mario Wii for our two nephews this morning.Its one of the first Wii games i'd personaly like to play (loved the original). Its broad age appeal doesnt surprise me that its making a strong showing. Its sad that only the Nintendo titles on both lists have games that are actually kid friendly.I dont think 10 year olds should be playing AC2,L4D2,MW2...etc
I can see why this game would be big for people to want. It reminds me of the Super Mario Bros games on the NES and SNES, but with a 3D like look to it that we've been waiting for a while.
An article about Amazon bestsellers ? Really ?
What the he*ll is your problem dude. Every site out there will write an article about a sales chart, it's part of news ya dumbo.
I'm SO glad MW2 isn't #1 And SMBW seems like a great game. If only the Wii had more of those
I think I am not a good player on Mario games in 2D because for me this new Mario game is one of the hardest games I have ever played . Playing this Mario in coop it maeks the game evn harder lol ! I own a PS3 and I got plat trophy on Demon's Souls and I tell you that this game is hell easier then to win 100% of this Mario Wii !! BYW I don't know how kids can clear np all Mario's games but then they have difficulty with games such Demon's Souls. Killzone2 or MMoRPGs such WoW.
Im actually surprised on how short some of the levels are, but understandable if you consider how difficult some parts could be for lots of players. Luckily im kinda good at these platformers, but sometimes i really wonder how someone else would do it.
"I own a PS3 and I got plat trophy on Demon's Souls and I tell you that this game is hell easier then to win 100% of this Mario Wii !!" Mario is why I stopped playing demon's souls ng+ and yeah, you can't compare them. Demon's souls is easy if you're just cautious. Mario is absurd. "Luckily im kinda good at these platformers, but sometimes i really wonder how someone else would do it." Have you tried world nine, stage 7? I can't believe how obnoxious that level is.
Im taking my time, still need to reach that world =D.
It also explain why wii will never appeal to core gamers . This year turns out to be a pretty good year , comparing other years the wii have had . Madworld , little king story , cod 4 and wii sport resort . They're all great titles , but unless they have Mario , wii , Zelda or barbies and such names on the cover , they won't sell . I wouldn't be suprise if third parties drop wii all together . Madworld was such an awesome game , for any console , and it wouldn't sell . I swear , craps like barbies , brats and such sold 5 times better than that . Unless third party mature titles start making money , I have a hard time imagining the future of hardcore gamers on wii . The endless waves of shovelwares will continue . Mario is not a bad game , don't get me wrong . But this game leave me no desire to pick it up after playing it at a frys electronic store . It reminds me a lot of the old days , but at this day and age , I expect something much better for 50$ on a console .this , to me , feels exactly like the one on DS . Th ds , I can accept because it's handheld . Im sad now :( . And frigging regie told us to wait another 7 months?! R gotta be shtting me!!!
"Madworld was such an awesome game , for any console , and it wouldn't sell...[about mario] I expect something much better for 50$ on a console" Madworld was 6 hours long. New Mario has me clocked at 28 hours. For 50 dollars I expect something much better than a repetitive beat em up that lasts 6 hours. Mario is casual? You must suck at the game to believe that. "Unless third party mature titles start making money , I have a hard time imagining the future of hardcore gamers on wii ." Apparently hardcore means bloody now. Us NES gamers who miss 2d Mario don't count... PS: Sega made a profit on madworld, HOTD Overkill, and the conduit. Games like those and demon's souls don't need to sell a lot for profit. Don't for get the million+ sellers RE4 and COD: WaW.
so i was wrong , i'll give you that . but im just saying , third parties get low sales and crappy titles that sold well is very discouraging . and yes , i started gaming on the NES with mario ... and it was the only title i owned for that console (blame on my parents ). and i know how appealing mario is to everyone.
So the people that were playing games in the 1970's and 80's (yes there were video games in the 1970's)and are still playing now ,are not hardcore because we don't play mature titles?SMBW seems to be a great title.I have played a lot of different games in my lifetime,and will continue to try different stuff.I only own a Wii ,but I do want both of the other systems.I have played on both and they are fun also.Hardcore is a matter of opinion(of yourself not others).I bet there are Hardcore Casual gamers too!Thanks for listening to my rant!!
A couple of errors are fine, but your post hurts to read.
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