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Super Mario Galaxy 2 Sells Close To 1 Million In a Month

In Nintendo’s recent E3 Expo Analyst Q&A Session, they had revealed that Super Mario Galaxy 2 had sold 900,000 copies in the U.S.A since its release on May 23. In the Q&A, Nintendo also mentions that the new black line of Wii’s have moved over 300,000 units.

In other news, from a survey that was conducted, Nintendo also came to the conclusion that the Wii is getting more play time from users 18+ than the PS3 or Xbox 360.

The survey in question:

In February, Ipsos asked adult players…those 18 and older…how often they played their home system at least an hour or two a week.

Here, not only does Wii outpace the others in terms of play time…

But among the respondents, Wii owners actually prove to be MORE active in playing than other owners.

The article goes on to say that the buyer intent is highest with the Wii, saying that most consumers in the next 6 months are planing on buying a Wii over the majority of other consoles. According to the survey chart on the investor relations site, the PS3 is in a close second and the Xbox 360 is in the third. Oddly enough, the people who conducted the survey mentioned all of the major consoles including the iPhone/iPod Touch and the iPad, but decided to leave out mentions of the Sony PSP or Nintendo DS.

Nintendo also details a small list of games for the Wii that are to come out in 2010.

Metroid: Other M lands the last day of August…

And before the year is over, we’ll launch four first party titles with incredibly wide appeal—
Kirby’s Epic Yarn
Wii Party
Donkey Kong Country Returns, and
PokePark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure

They also mention Goldeneye 007 and Disney’s Epic Mickey coming out in soon as well.

The Wii and Nintendo are doing well. No surprise there. Nintendo has tapped into the casual market and seem to be reaping the benefits. The Wii is generating the most sales and usage among consumers, although I still question which type of consumer they are. They mention that players of 18 years and older are playing the Wii the most, but that doesn’t specifically say if it’s the casual or hardcore market. Whether or not that’s important is still up for debate in my mind. But Nintendo does intend to capture every gamer’s attention with the Nintendo 3DS, claiming that it has “something for everyone” and that the “third party support for Nintendo 3DS is perhaps the strongest for the launch of any hardware platform in Nintendo history”.

All this info comes from Nintendo’s Investor Relations website.

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  • I just found it interesting what the age range was at the time for Wii usage. It seems like Nintendo is implying more so that they are a console that works for everyone hardcore and casual alike (Or at least that’s how I read it into it, I could be wrong).