New Super Mario Bros. Wii News

Fans have created a full 80-level sequel to New Super Mario Bros DS

Enterprising fans have designed and released a full 80-level sequel to New Super Mario Bros DS, known as Newer Super Mario Bros DS.

The game offers 80 new stages spread over eight maps, and features a mix of original assets, and assets from Nintendo's 2006 New Super Mario Bros DS game. There are new and updated game mechanics, a returning power up, and a new (and faintly shrill) soundtrack featuring both original and Nintendo compositions. If nothing else, it's an impressive undertaking, and looks incredibly, authentically slick in the accompanying launch trailer.

Newer Super Mario Bros DS was made using the New Super Mario Bros Editor (AKA NSMBe), a popular community tool for PC that released long before Super Mario Maker, Nintendo's own, official level editor effort on Wii U. As such, a ROM of New Super Mario Bros DS and a compatible emulator for Windows, Mac, or Linux is required to play the game, immediately placing its use in legally difficult territory.

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NSMB Wii does the business in Japan

Country's first quadruple platinum Wii game.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii is Nintendo's motion-sensing console's first quadruple platinum selling game in Japan, fresh sales data has revealed.

StarCraft II US sales monstrous

StarCraft II US sales monstrous

Best-selling game in July.

Blizzard's science fiction real-time strategy game StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty obliterated sales of all other games released in the US in July, NPD said.

It sold an eye-watering 721,000 units at retail. StarCraft II was released on 27th July, so those sales were achieved in just five days.

StarCraft II is the fastest-selling strategy game ever.

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Resort, Fit Plus, NSMB sell 10m each

Iwata's prophecy is fulfilled.

Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit Plus and New Super Mario Bros. Wii have all sold over 10 million copies in just one financial year - exactly as Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata predicted in August 2009.

Miyamoto took NSMB DS criticism "hard"

Plus lots more from the latest Iwata Asks.

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto and his colleagues were dismayed when the original New Super Mario Bros. DS game was criticised for being too easy.

NSMB sets Wii sales record in Japan

NSMB sets Wii sales record in Japan

Nearly a million copies in four days.

According to Enterbrain (translated by GameSpot), New Super Mario Bros. Wii sold 936,734 copies on its first four days on sale in Japan, 3rd to 6th December.

That's the best opening-week sales performance in the country in the Wii's history, beating Super Smash Bros. Brawl's previous record by over 100,000 units. That game sold 820,000 copies in a week back in January. It's more than three times the sales of last week's Japanese chart-topper, the latest Professor Layton game for DS.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii has made a less spectacular showing in the UK charts, placing behind Modern Warfare 2 and Assassin's Creed 2 in its first two weeks on sale. We don't yet know how it's done in the US, however - NPD figures for November are expected this week.

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Miyamoto: "I knew I was lying to children"

Past fibs led him to director's chair on NSMB.

Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed how clearing up the bizarre rules he's created for Mario games over the last 30 years led him to working much more closely on New Super Mario Bros. Wii than on most recent Nintendo releases, assuming the role of a director as well as producer.

UK charts: Assassin's Creed II denied

Modern Warfare 2 still reigns supreme.

Neither Assassin's Creed II nor New Super Mario Bros. Wii have managed to displace Modern Warfare 2 at the top of the UK All-Formats chart, despite Activision's champion selling 86 per cent fewer copies during its second week on sale.

Miyamoto: I wouldn't get a job here now

Competition for Nintendo jobs "fierce".

Shigeru Miyamoto has said that if he were applying for a job at Nintendo these days with his original qualifications, he probably wouldn't get in.

Miyamoto explains NSMB Wii design

"It's been a nostalgic time for me."

Shigeru Miyamoto has given an interesting interview to Famitsu - translated and summarised by 1UP - about the design processes behind New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Mario Galaxy 2 to get Super Guide?

Miyamoto's not sure - but it will be hard.

Asked by Official Nintendo magazine if Super Mario Galaxy 2 will use the Super Guide feature that makes its debut in this week's New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Shigeru Miyamoto said he "cannot tell".

Fils-Aime: NSMB Wii will outsell MW2

Over the holiday season on one format.

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.

Resort, Fit Plus, NSMB will sell 10m each

Iwata puts his mouth where his money is.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said he expects Nintendo's three big 2009 releases - Wii Sports Resort, Wii Fit Plus and New Super Mario Bros. Wii - to sell 10 million copies each within this fiscal year.

E3: Miyamoto demos NSMB Wii

Mario's got a brand new penguin suit.

Shockwaves rippled through E3 today as it was revealed the next Super Mario game will feature an ice level.