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New Super Mario Bros. 2 sells over a million copies in Japan

Media Create is reporting that New Super Mario Bros. 2 has sold over a million copies in Japan. The company reported that since it's July 28th release the game has sold 1,068,878 units. Over a million units in five weeks is pretty good. Super Mario 3D Land took eight to sell over a million.

I don't think these numbers include the digital download sales of the game. If not, I wonder how much higher the numbers would be if included.

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New Super Mario Bros. 2 - review

A portion of the gamrreview review...

If there is one thing that Nintendo has always delivered on in its Mario games, it's top notch level design, a fact that is well on display here. You simply will not find such well designed levels in any other franchise, especially on a portable console. The quality is definitely there, and the game’s 80-odd levels are all imaginative and don’t often task you with doing the same thing twice.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 download availability time clarification

Golfdude e-mailed Nintendo Customer Support hoping go get an answer as to when those in North America will be able to download New Super Mario Bros. 2 to their 3DS systems. This is the response he got:

Hello,


Thank you for contacting us, and I apologize for the late reply. I can definitely appreciate your interest in the exact time that New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be available through the Nintendo eShop. New Super Mario Bros. 2 should be available for download in the eShop by midnight in your area.



For more information regarding this title, please visit the official website for that game:


http://newsupermariobros2.nintendo.com/


Sincerely,


Raymond Chan
Nintendo of America Inc.


So depending on what time zone you live in will impact when the download goes live for you.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 - review

A portion of a GamesRadar review...

"At this point, it’d be very difficult for Nintendo to get a Mario game horribly wrong. The formula has been so thoroughly refined that there’s never anything particularly disastrous about any given game. It’s easy to argue that with New Super Mario Bros. 2, Nintendo succeeds once again in making a classically great Mario game that more people than die-hard Mario fans can enjoy. "


Everything we know about New Super Mario Bros. 2


GenGame has a feature that details everything we know about Mario's latest outing on the 3DS. Every details known about the game can be found here. We are only a couple of weeks away from the release!


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New Super Mario Bros. 2 had a different original title

During a recent Iwata Asks, it was revealed that the original title for New Super Mario Bros. 2 was going to be "New Super Mario Bros. Gold". Not a big difference, but still interesting.

I almost prefer the Gold title. To me it helps create a sense of new. Instead of slapping the standard number for the sequel on the box. What do you all think? Which title do you prefer?

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