Jan 05 2009
It’s a dark day for the video game industry as Wii Sports is now being crowned the top selling game of all time. In the latest VGChartz numbers, it has surpassed Super Mario Bros. for the NES at 40.24 million units.
I was quite literally just now about to cry foul because “Wii Sports cheated because it comes bundled with the Wii,” but I’ve discovered that most NES’s came bundled with Super Mario Bros. so that kind of negates it. It’s rare to see any game come consistently bundled with a system these days, even Nintendo stopped doing that with the 64 and the Gamecube. 360s and PS3s only come bundled with something (usually a sh*tty kids’ game) when some sort of promotion is going on. Wii Play has been in the top ten (and usually five) sales charts since it’s release with the Wii because it comes bundled with a controller.
I’m finding this whole thing a bit sad, considering the exceptionally creative and innovative Super Mario Bros. has now been superceeded by mindless waggling, but at least the game industry as a whle has come along way since the NES, if if we must suffer through Miis and Red Rings of Death and the like.
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