TVGB: "In his second sales prediction of the day, the first one being about Modern Warfare 2, industry crystal ball Michael Pachter reckons the sales of Nintendo's upcoming New Super Mario Bros. Wii will "shock.""
Concerning sales, nothing on the Wii will ever shock me, with WII FIT being a living testament to that. Hell, I wouldn't even bat an eyelash if WII VITALITY SENSOR sold billions, even if the people who bought it, don't even know what to use it for.
Seeing as how well the DS version sold so well, and the the fact that every Wii owner will buy any platformer with Mario's name on it......Yeah, I guess it will sale well.
I bought a Wii at launch and hated it. And I tried, I really tried to like it. I've always been a huge Nintendo fan and supporter. Some of my best memories as a gamer were playing Super Mario World and Zelda back in the day, but the Wii-mote just lost me. I tried to play that Wii for over a year and couldn't do it. I tried all my favs, Medal of Honor, Zelda, Mario Galaxy - couldn't stand them. It's was simply the Wii-mote. Button presses replaced by idiotic "waggle", constantly losing the tracking around the edges of the screen, having to put the damned thing on my shoulder to fire a rocket, having to point the stupid thing at the TV, ALL THE TIME!. Ugh! I'm an old gamer. I'm set in my ways. Just hand me a normal damn controller and get out of my way. Finally, after a conversation with a co-worker in my office (he wanted to buy a Wii for his wife for Christmas) I sold him mine and went along my merry way. This is the first game I've seen that makes me regret that decision. It's not enough for me to want to go out and buy a Wii again, but I was floored how fun this looks. Classic Mario - but co-op with a friend. That's just so full of win. Too bad I'll miss out on this one.
@darkride66: The funny thing is, it doesn't even need the use of the wii-mote to play, which is the "defining" feature of the Wii. Another top seller, Brawl and Zelda also didn't make good use of the wii-mote. Kind of makes you think doesn't it? Gamecube 1.5? Yes I think so.
You got a Wii on it's launch and hated it? Er... That happens when people turn a blind eye towards good Wii games but look at crapy Wii games like "imagine Babies" and say "that's all the Wii has" (which with that logic, can be said about any console). The Wii-Mote lost you? Oh I see, one of those guys who think "the wii is just waggle". But you must understand, mostly party game are played like that (Which compared to the other games out on the Wii, is not a lot). Hmmmmmm. If you played games like Metroid Prime: 3, you should know [email protected] well waggling only gets your character killed. You said you have/had "Medal of Honor" right? Then you should also know that waggling gets your character killed, all the same. But just in case you get "motion controls" mix up with "waggle", I'll explain the differences. Motion controls... Say like you make a movement in the left direction, your game character will perform an action in the left direction. Or. Lets say you are aimming with the Wii mote in an fps, your character will aim (just like you did) wth their gun/blaster/etc. ---------------------- Waggling... Waggling is swinging the Wii-mote like a dog would with it's tail (again, mostly party game have you play like that). Or to give a better example, lets take a look at Wii sports (no, not resort). Someone is playing tennis, they hit the ball and it's heading towards their opponent, but to player keeps swinging the the wii-mote (even though the ball isn't heading towards his/her direction) without stoping for a while. Medal of honor, zelda, mario galaxy are not played by "waggle". If you waggled the wii-mote while playing those games, then that really isn' the Wii's or the wii-mote's fault. You DON'T have to put the wii-mote up to your shoulder, just place the "damned" (wow, just wow) thing on your lap (it'll still work). ........ I.... I'm sorry, but if you can't hold the wii-mote on your lap even. Then you must be one fat or deformed guy/girl... (Which again, isn't really the wii-mote's fault) You sold you Wii? I guess if it wasn't the console for you, it wasn't the console for you. This is the only game you have seen so far that makes you regret selling your "Wii"? Don't ever wonder why you hated your "Wii", you wasn't able to see any good wii games (that made you regret selling your "Wii") until now. From what you just said now, it dosn't look like you gave the Wii a fair chance. You will find good Wii games if you TRY looking for them.
I'm sure its going to break some records the ds version was awesome so it already has a good rep not only that but come one its mario.
It is a shame that gave my Wii to my little sister. It would be nice to play this game.
Wii has some awesome light gun games and Punch Out is worth buying a Wii for! Its all about the virtual shop though. To have all those classics on there is just the best. I would buy a Wii just for that alone! New Super Mario will be awesome.
It's games like these that make me glad I own a Wii. I really enjoyed the New Super Mario Bros. on the DS and I am sure this one won't disappoint. Woo-ho! Woo-ha! Wiiiii!!!!
This game will sell at least 7 million for sure. It's mario game. I'll be getting it day 1.
And it's on the Wii, you know it's going to sell.
If people are looking for it to launch as big as MW2, then yes, I think they'll be shocked. 'Cause it ain't gonna happen. Don't get me wrong, it'll sell incredibly well. Just like Galaxy. But Nintendo titles have long legs. The majority of SMG's sales didn't come in the first week of month: http://news.vgchartz.com/ne... It's gonna be big, sure. But it's gonna be big for a long time.
I'm not saying this game will be bad but I can't really believe that they can get away with selling a side-scrolling platformer for full retail price these days. This game would have been better suited as a downloadable game, for maybe 20-30 dollars. There is no way that Nintendo put 5/6 the effort into this game as other devs did with MW2, Borderlands, God of War 3, etc. Perfect example: Braid. Amazing game, costs 15 bucks because no one would pay 60 for a 2D sidescroller.
What is wrong with you? You don't pay less money for a low budget film, whats the difference?
Have fun missing out =D
just think, this is a sequel to the 18 million selling NSMB DS.... :) http://uk.wii.ign.com/artic... day 1 for me... :p
OMG they still make mario games, I was playing Mario games late 80s to early 90s. The catridge also had Duck Hunt on it. Wow if wii was cheaper I would get it! But would not pay anymore then PS2 prices for a casual experience like the wii provides
LMAO says someone with a casual game as their avatar.... So funny.... Go troll somewhere else kid. If it had SOny on it you'd eat it up.. Now go play with Sonys sack...boy
What can you say bad about a 2D Mario title? Nothing. BTW, Wii haters need to grow up.
This game is fun with the right people, playing it at a game event with strangers was frustrating as hell. But when i played it with a friend and my brother, it was fun indeed.
Why does anyone listen to the same analysts that screwed up every prior wii prediction? If mario sells or doesn't it'll shock...the former in the high number of sales and the latter in the fact it didn't sell like other Mario titles. Patcher should have his credentials revoked. They all got the wii wrong and say Nintendo's most profitable console ever will destroy them...why listen to chumps like that? Most analysts' predictions have been trying to cover that initial horrible guess about wii sales with predictions it'll die soon...none of which have been right so far. After 4 so years of being entirely wrong you think people would trust him less.
I certainly don't trust him. He's the equivalent of a political pundit who makes bold predictions for the attention it provides him. That's his job -- to make headlines. As you said, he's been wrong so much that it's kinda sad at this point. For awhile there, it seems like he predicted a different time for a Wii price drop every week.
the koopa kids are back in, and they kidnap peach by throwing a cake on her...thats the most creative kidnapping i've seen. anyway i'll be getting this. its got a whole mess of levels. its pretty much super mario world 3, and its a 2d platformer, i love those
In Mario 64 Peach got kidnapped while inviting Mario to the castle to try a cake she baked him. They've studied her habits - these Koopas are professional.
At 27 im a pretty old kid, and LBP is not casual I have put more hours into creating levels, then you have in coming up with intelligent things to say Also you say Im trolling, I think your just insecure with your self, and you react before thinking
Sef usually calls people "kid" when they don't know what they are talking about (in other words... Ignorant). And can you blame him? You called that Mario game "casual" while saying LBP isn't, even when both game's gameplay is almost the same. Good going with that logic of yours. :B If he was "insecure", he would have did what you just did. Trolling on this site is done like this. *An articles shows a Wii game sold well.* *Someone (the troll) is trying to label a con with the game that isn't true.* If ^that^ didn't remind you of your comment, then you need to think about your comments before you post them.
Hey calm down if Im wrong about something please try to educate me otherwise in a way that is'nt offensive
Yea, he is right man. People like you are too close minded when it comes to games. You wanna keep playing the same ole fps call of duty over and over again! How boring is that for chists sakes? Nintendo games are much more enjoyable than all that and pretty much have to keep it the same formula with some new added elements in there. Its all about fun. I have em all and play em all. Even the fps and have been playing borderlands nonstop lately, but you wanna talk about something as classic as a new side scrolling mario coming out and pretty much saying weve seen it all before, is a ridiculous statement. I have alot of respect for Nintendo and so should you. Without nintendo you would not be taking headshots on live by someone like me.
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