Print media might be suffering at the moment but that hasn't stopped Japanese magazine Famitsu's influence in the industry.

The veteran publication is still seen as something of an authority - both in its native homeland and the West - so the news that it has awarded New Super Mario Bros. Wii a perfect score of 40/40 is obviously a big deal.

Our very own Corbie is obviously in agreement as he awarded the game 10/10 when he reviewed it recently.

For those of you that don't know, the magazine rates a game by getting four staffers to give it a score out of 10. Those scores are then added up to give the title an overall mark out of 40.

Only a select few titles have earned a perfect rating in Famitsu previously - including the likes of Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, Nintendogs and Smash Bros. Brawl.

Now you really have no excuse not to go out and buy it, if you haven't done so already.

[via kotaku.com]