Super Mario 3D Land has debuted at number one in the Japanese charts, and to say it is performing well is putting it lightly. In fact, we're looking at the best 3D Mario debut in history, despite 3DS' documented run of bad publicity. Mario's the fixer, guys. He makes everything better.
With a strong opening act of 343,492 sales, 3D Land is looking set to join the best selling Mario games of all time, and will give the 3DS that kick in the junk it's needed all year. In fact, 3DS sales sit at 145,271 this week, proving that the dwarfish plumber is still a man with whom you don't f*ck.
Good news for Nintendo this week, and thanks to our tipster Fernando, who had this to say:
Yep! We literally predict Nintendo's death every day, so I better not hit "publish" on this post!
|10:00 AM on 12.01.2011|
No Mario Galaxy 2 on 3DS because Mario would be a 'speck'
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Review: Super Mario 3D Land
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Video how-to: Infinite 1UPs in Super Mario 3D Land
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|4:15 PM on 10.20.2011|
Boomerang action in Super Mario 3D Land
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|11:00 AM on 10.09.2011|
Super Mario 3D Land booms all up on your rang
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|2:00 PM on 10.06.2011|
Tanooki tails are all the rage in Super Mario 3D Land
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|11:45 AM on 09.27.2011|
Tanooki keychain: Pre-order bonus for Super Mario 3D Land
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|6:30 PM on 09.24.2011|
Super Mario 3D Land brings back the P-Wing?
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|3:40 AM on 09.13.2011|
Super Mario 3D Land uses gyro sensor for secrets
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Awakening was almost the last Fire Emblem game
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|9:30 PM on 05.21.2013|
A bear will stare at you in 3D
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|8:00 AM on 05.21.2013|
WayForward: Shantae dances to Nintendo 3DS on June 20
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