What's the bigger seller: New Super Mario Bros. Wii or Modern Warfare 2?


So by now you probably already have Modern Warfare 2, have beaten the single-player mode (cheap shot!), and have been killed within three seconds of re-spawning in multi-player mode more times than you’d care to admit. Great, good for you. Something that has been taken for granted, though, is that the game will be one of the best-selling games of the year, if not the best-selling. Hold your horses, partner, because an Electronic Entertainment Design and Research analyst has said that New Super Mario Bros. Wii will well outsell Modern Warfare 2 when it’s all said and done.

There’s an important distinction to make: what we’re talking about is eventual sales. What may happen is that Modern Warfare 2 could well end up the best-selling game of the year, but it won’t necessarily be the best-selling game released in 2009. New Super Mario Bros. Wii just might have longer longevity than its first-person shooter competition.

Does this matter to you and I, really? Eh, no. Who cares what game outsells what? Don’t let sales numbers get in your way of enjoying whatever you play.

It’s expected that the new Mario game will sell 15 million units over its lifetime. That new Mario games (well, not counting smaller titles like Mario Learns to Cook or whatever) are so rare, compared to Activision’s ability to publish Call of Duty after Call of Duty suggests that there’s not enough time for the shooters to get a foothold, as it were.

Of course, this is all speculation designed to help your day go by a little faster. Hopefully I have achieved my objective.