And yet again, Nintendo has created a masterpiece to be enjoyed for years to come in their latest game, Super Mario Maker! It was shared, recently, that there had already been 1 million levels created and shared online. Now, the news continues to be great surrounding the game.
Today it was revealed that more than 1 million units* of Super Mario Maker have been sold around the world since its launch on Sept. 11**. The addition of 1 million new “fan” developers has led to the creation of more than 2.2 million Super Mario courses, which combined have been played nearly 75 million times.
I have been saying for some time how incredible this game is/would be just for the amount of nostalgia is has sparked for me and so many other fans around the world. It now appears that I was far from alone in that. As evidenced by the numbers coming out, just 3 weeks after launch, Super Mario Maker is well on its way to becoming a major hit in the same vein as all other games in the series.
“For Mario fans around the world, including myself, Super Mario Maker was a dream 30 years in the making,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “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.”
This is the type of fantastic news that Nintendo certainly needs to continue to receive. With the wonderful library that is already available on Wii U, and the buzz around this game being so great, it only spells a good holiday season for the company. Especially as this appears to be the eve of the final year of the current Nintendo generation for both handhelds and home consoles. Keep up the great work, Nintendo!
As always, gaming is meant to be fun, so keep gaming!!