SUPER MARIO MAKER FOR Wii U HAS SOLD 1 MILLION UNITS AROUND THE WORLD
Fan Created Levels Have Been Played a Whopping 75 Million Times by Fellow Mario Fans around the World
September 30, 2015 – With over 310 million units sold worldwide in the Super Mario franchise, it is clear to see that for the last 30 years, Super Mario fans have proven to be some of the most passionate, loyal and dedicated video game fans in the world. Since Super Mario Maker for Wii U launched on September 12*, it is clear to see that dedication continues, as today it was revealed that more than one million units** have been sold around the world so far, making Super Mario Maker the 32nd game in the Super Mario franchise to sell at least one million units globally.
With Super Mario Maker, Nintendo has a new way to measure fan engagement: level creation, and the addition of one million new “fan” developers has led to the creation of more than 2.2 million Mario courses, which combined have been played nearly 75 million times.
Using the touch screen of the Wii U GamePad controller, Super Mario Maker players can create levels in four different Super Mario game styles. The game offers dozens of enemies, items and power-ups, and lets people design everything from the terrain to where to place Warp Pipes. Completed levels can then be uploaded and enjoyed by other players around the world. Some seem simple, some offer fun challenges and some prove maddeningly difficult – it all depends on the designer. But everyone can find courses to enjoy and may find some courses to provide insightful inspiration for their own new creations.
For more information on Super Mario Maker, please visit the game’s website.
Note to Editors:
* Super Mario Maker launched on Sept. 10 in Japan; on Sept. 11 in Europe and the Americas; and on Sept. 12 in Australia and New Zealand
** Based on Nintendo’s internal sales figures. Includes standalone physical, bundled physical and digital units.
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