Having already suffered from lower-than-expected
sales in Japan, we thought Super Mario Galaxy
fared better in the U.S., where it shifted
500,000 copies in its first week. Indeed, Nintendo was happy to crow about the records the game set, pointing out that Galaxy
was the best-selling Mario title ever in its first week, as well as the strongest one-week debut of any Wii game to date.
But look, here comes RealMoney.com columnist Michael Comeau to spoil the party. Despite describing the game as "the best $50 I've spent this year on a videogame," Comeau argues that more should have been expected from Galaxy
in raw commercial terms, and then compares it (unwisely, in our humble opinion) to the opening week sales of Halo 3