We're not the type to equate a game's sales with its quality or our enjoyment of the title, but we're still a little disappointed with these low numbers for Super Mario Galaxy. Media Create, Japan's digital entertainment tracking service, reported that only 251,000 copies of Nintendo's high-profile platformer were sold in its first week of release.
While selling a quarter-million of anything seems impressive, let's, once again, compare that number with first-week sales data for previous Mario games and recent blockbusters:
- New Super Mario Bros. - 900,000
- Super Mario Sunshine - 280,000
- Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core - 486,659
- Mario Party 8 - 265,000
- Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen And The Tower Of Mirrors - 263,000