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Wednesday, 1st December 2010
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Wii game sells record number in Japan

Nintendo has now sold more than four million copies of New Super Mario Bros for the Wii in Japan.

The console game first went on sale on December 3rd 2009 and the latest sales figures show a total of 4,001,276 copies have been sold in that time.

It is the first Wii title to go quadruple platinum on the Nintendo device and became the top selling title in March after sales results reached 3.5 million units.

A total of 10.8 million Wii consoles have been sold in Japan since the machine's launch in 2006 - which means that one in three users own a copy of New Super Mario Bros.

Over 240 million copies of Super Mario Bros games have been sold worldwide and it is one of the best-selling game franchises.

The Wii also remains popular in the US, with Nintendo selling around 600,000 consoles during period of Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Written by Mark Smith

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