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New Super Mario Bros. 2 Still Grabbing Coins in UK Chart

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

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Last week there was news of a decent start in the UK for New Super Mario Bros. 2, which came into the all-format charts in second place behind the multi-platform Square Enix title Sleeping Dogs. This week has Mario's latest drop one place to third, behind Sleeping Dogs at number one and new entry Darksiders II. There was a 25% drop in sales since launch week, but it's the only single-platform title in the top 10, which is a solid achievement.

Results for other Nintendo-based titles are rather mixed, with all established entries falling away. Mario & Sonic at the London Olympic Games understandably drops to 8th place, while evergreen 3DS titles Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land fall to 19th and 32nd, respectively. The ever-present Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo on DS resides in 27th place.

Quiet away from the top, but Mario's latest is still going strong in the UK.

[via ukie.info]

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User Comments (22)

Mok

#1

Mok said:

An average Mario title and it still sells incredibly well. I hope Nintendo doesn't take that as a sign to continue rushing out below-par Mario games...

MrWezzle

#2

MrWezzle said:

I really wouldn't call NSMB2 sub-par at all. Incredibly fun title that actually plays a fair deal better than its predecessor. It's an appropriate sequel, just one that looks a bit more similar than we're used to.

BenAV

#3

BenAV said:

It makes me sad to see something like Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo on the list but some really good games missing out completely.
What is wrong with people? D:

Mk_II

#4

Mk_II said:

and dont forget that not everybody has played all those other Mario games. If you're a 12 year old kid with a 3DS it is a funtastic new game. Heck, im an old fart and i still love it to bits

RupeeClock

#5

RupeeClock said:

@Mok
It's actually not that average, just very conservative.
2D Mario platformers actually sell much more than the 3D mario platformers ya know.

LittleIrves

#7

LittleIrves said:

Glad to see people defend NSMB2 on here. Especially the comment about a 12-year-old playing it and their reaction. It's a fantastic game, only slightly dulled by a generation's jaded response to familiar concepts. Know how we all love SMB3 or SMW so much? How old were you when you played it for the first time?

Nintex

#8

Nintex said:

I don't understand why people are saying NSMB2 is sub-par. The game is incredibly fun to play and the allure of the coins has had me playing this game nonstop. In fact I think this game has the most replayability of any of the 2-d mario titles except for maybe SMW. The game is great, I totally recommend it.

MrWezzle

#9

MrWezzle said:

@Nintex No joke, this game has me replaying levels time and time and time again just to best my previous coin record. It's actually done a lot for the way I approach the game, and it makes it a much lengthier and more appreciative experience for me.

Barbiegurl777

#10

Barbiegurl777 said:

Nice one of my friends turned me to playing the moshi monsters game online a few months ago it's really fun.:D

Gonna get the moshi monsters moshling zoo ds & moshi monsters: theme park 3ds yay!!!!

Happy Gaming! (^_^)

C-Olimar

#11

C-Olimar said:

As someone who doesn't have either of the other NSMB games, I think NSMB2 is fantastic.

WingedSnagret

#14

WingedSnagret said:

I always find it funny when everyone talks about how Mario is being overdone (which is certainly true), and yet when a new game comes out, he still sells like hotcakes.

Yogsoggoth

#15

Yogsoggoth said:

Does anyone remember "Nintendo hard"? It seems Nintendo doesn't. This Mario game is so stupid easy that I would have been really angry if I had paid for it. I understand that Kirby games are supposed to have zero challenge, but Mario was always about lightning reflexes and skill. Not anymore.

Hokori

#16

Hokori said:

All this Nintendo hard from back in the day I don't really get, I remember playing SMB3 when I was 9 for GBA and it was hard, then I played it in 2007 on VC and was a little hard, now I played it again on VC and saw no challenge and the levels were shorter then I remember, but NSMB2 had some challenge even if you can't get a Game Over

Expa0

#17

Expa0 said:

I can't believe people are still buying these 2d Mario games. Nintendo is pumping them out at such rate that I'd figure most people would be tired of them by now.

AyeHaley

#19

AyeHaley said:

NSMB2 is worth every penny! I'm sure you would love it if you try it. Awesome leveldesign.

EvansLegends

#20

EvansLegends said:

I can understand that they needed this to sell the 3DS XL, but I would have preferred them to pool all their ideas into one game for the Wii U, and I bet there were people holding out for the inevitable new 3DS model anyway; in fact, if NSMBU is going to push Miiverse, and multiplayer aspects, wouldn't it have made sense to put the worldwide coin total in that game?

Furealz

#21

Furealz said:

It was just a re-hash they said. Would not sell like hot-cakes they said.

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