Nintendo were surprised at New Super Mario Bros. success


Nintendo’s Takashi Tezuka has discussed that the company were surprised at just how successful New Super Mario Bros. proved to be.

Released back in 2006 for Nintendo DS, it has now seen worldwide sales reach 30.38 million units, spawning Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and Wii U successors during such time.

“Sincerely we didn’t expect a similar success: we thought it would have been a product that would have fascinated only the fans of the old Mario games, that would have reminded them of the classics, and their videogaming past,” Tezuka discussed with

“Instead, we were surprised by the enormous amount of new gamers who liked it, and with it they become familiar with action games, thanks to the accessibility of 2D platforms. We are obviously very proud of this result.”

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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