Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime reckons that New Super Mario Bros. Wii will outsell either the PS3 or Xbox 360 version of Modern Warfare 2.
Asked by GTTV (thanks Kotaku) whether Mario's latest could best Infinity Ward's FPS, Fils-Aime at first said, "Well, Modern Warfare 2's on two platforms, right?" When host Geoff Keighley asked whether it would beat one of the two console SKUs, he replied, "So, absolutely. I say unequivocally."
"On one particular platform? I do believe so."
"Now, you've got to give me the entire holiday selling season, right, so let's take it all the way through the January NPD data," he clarified. "Yes. I'll take that... I'll put that stake in the ground."
Not that he's taking the challenge lightly, or that he thinks Modern Warfare 2 will be anything less than excellent. "Sure it's going to be close," he said. "Modern Warfare's a great title. As a gamer, I look forward to it."
Perhaps if he goes down the shops today he can play it earlier than expected.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii is due out on 20th November.