It's a shocker I must say.Originally Posted by WiiLoadedif you have been on planet Earth at any point in the last 20 years, you will know all about Mario. Ever since Nintendo created that first Mario title every game with his name sells like hotcakes. Even the Mario games that some people find quite disappointing like Super Mario Sunshine. Well Mario's latest outing is Super Mario Galaxy, which is truly an amazing experience. So amazing that it's one of the highest rated games of all time!
In the first month of Super Mario Galaxy's release in the U.S, the game sold around 1.12 million copies. Which was a really good start but expected of such a highly anticipated game. In the month of December the game went on to sell 1.4 million copies, another great month for Galaxy. Now here comes the bad part, in the month of January sales started to slip. The Game only sold 172,000 copies. This resulted in Galaxy dropping from its excellent position at second place, all the way to sixth place for January.
So why the sudden drop in sales? Is it simply because it's no longer the holiday season? Well this is where analysts come in useful, or not so useful in this case. Jesse Divnich from the simExchange thinks that the lack of units being sold is down to the Low sales of Wii hardware. Because of short supply of the Wii people havenít been buying them, this is resulting in people not buying Galaxy either. It seems odd to me but granted, the game has sold well over 2 million copies so sales would have to start going down eventually.