Super Mario Maker Sells 1 Million Copies

Nintendo have revealed today that Super Mario Maker has sold 1 million units around the world. Fan-created levels have been played a whopping 75 Million times by players globally. It’s clear that this game has been a massive success for Nintendo. Especially when you consider that there are just over 10 Million Wii U’s sold. One in every ten Wii U owners has this game. The attach rate on Wii U games is nothing short of astounding.

The Super Mario franchise has been a mainstay in the gaming world for the last 30 years. The franchise has sold over 31o million units worldwide, pretty much everyone knows who Mario is. His timeless popularity is the reason that after 30 years, a new Mario game can still sell 1 million units in under a month. Super Mario Maker brings the series to the present, with the ability to create and share levels engaging players in new ways. Since September 11th, more than 2.2 million courses have been made. This shows that fans are dedicated and that the creativity is only beginning.

Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fil-Aime stated:

“For Mario fans around the world, including myself, Super Mario Maker was a dream 30 years in the making. The game has captured and unlocked the imaginations of gaming fans of all ages and brought their dedication to Nintendo to a whole new level.”

With the release of Super Mario Maker a certain question arises… can the concept be applied to other side scrolling Nintendo properties? Could we see a Donkey Kong Maker or a Super Metroid Maker next? I think Nintendo would be foolish not to apply this idea towards their large catalogue of side-scrollers. I’d be surprised if this wasn’t the intention going forward.

We do intend to publish a review of Super Mario Maker at some point in the coming weeks, so look out for that.

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