Oh no, it has finally happened. The legendary NES packed in Super Mario Bros video game which once held the title as the Best Selling Game of All Time for so many years has finally been bumped off the top by none other than the game that introduced us all to the wiggle-waggle concept, turned senior citizens into gamers, hooked your girlfriend to the TV longer than you, allowed grandma to give you the ass-whopping in bowling, and changed the way we play games forever, Wii Sports.
If we all go by the ever so trustworthy VGChartz, Wii Sports has over taken Super Mario Bros by selling a grand total of 40.52 million copies, while Super Mario Bros has only sold a pathetic 40.24 million copies. Of course, the fact that both of these games came packaged in with the console (at least in the US it does) had nothing to do with it “selling” so much. In which case, one of those Pokemon games would actually be the highest selling game of all time. A fella on N4G mentioned that had Sony packaged a game with the PS2, whatever game it may be would have more than double the “sales” that were made by Wii Sports. Sucks they didn’t think of that, huh?
Oh yah, incidently the Top 10 best selling games of all time happened to be dominated by Nintendo. Guess they’re doing something right?
- Wii Sports, Wii – 40.52
- Super Mario Bros, NES – 40.24
- Pokemon Red / Green / Blue, GameBoy – 31.38
- Tetris, GameBoy – 30.26
- Duck Hunt, NES – 28.31
- Pokemon Gold / Silver, GameBoy – 23.11
- Nintendogs, DS – 21.37
- Super Mario World, SNES – 20.61
- Wii Play, Wii – 19.68
- Super Mario Land, GameBoy – 18.14