* For one console SKU
Nintendo of America’s Reggie is a fun guy. He likes to make wagers, poke fun and pimp the hell out of his products. This is his latest wager:
New Super Mario Bros. Wii will outsell Modern Warfare 2 on one platform by the end of this holiday season.
Is it possible for them to pull this off? I think so. This is a 2-D side scrolling Mario game for the Wii. It’s very accessible and it has mass market appeal. I think it could outsell the PS3 version of Modern Warfare 2 by the end of this holiday season, but not the Xbox 360’s. That version has Walmart backing it with its latest ad work. I don’t see that kind of advertising for Super Mario Bros. Wii — at least not yet anyway.
I tried hard not to talk about Modern Warfare 2 this week, but how can I resist NPD sales related talk like this? I promise, no more MW2 talk for the rest of the week.