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The Nintendo Channel Data Breakdown:
Wii Sports Resort was released in July of this year, and has 169,824 players reporting data so far.
Wii Fit Plus was released in October, and has 30,410 players reporting data.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii was just released last month, on November 15, and already has 62,152 players reporting data on the Nintendo Channel.
Wii Sports Resort's Amazon.com sale rank was #4 and the current selling price is $46.99.
Wii Fit Plus' Amazon.com sale rank was #1(game with board) and #10 for just the software. The current sell price for Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board is $89.99, and the selling price for just the software is $19.96.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii's Amazon.com sale rank was #2 and Amazon.com is currently back-ordered on the game, until December 26!
Reviews:The review score averages for the games has stayed the same, only New Super Mario Bros. Wii gained three more review scores, bringing it to 76 "critic" reviews and counting.
I actually just tonight, beat the original Super Mario Bros., I downloaded it off the Virtual Console probably more than a year ago, and just tonight sat down and beat it. I can definitely see how the game was a great foundation for Nintendo to build upon for the future Mario games.
I also wonder, how many(if any) of the people playing New Super Mario Bros. Wii, never played the original Super Mario Bros., just something I thought about tonight while playing.
The same as last week, I'll keep this until the data for Monday, December 28, is updated and I can see if my "prediction" was right. Unless the Nintendo Channel crashes like it did earlier in the year, I'm guessing my prediction will be correct and New Super Mario Bros. Wii will cross one million game-play hours reported on the Nintendo Channel.
I'm going to make a guesstimate, and say that New Super Mario Bros. Wii will clock in right around 1,300,000 reported game-play hours on the Nintendo Channel next week.
To any of the readers that have already bought and played through New Super Mario Bros. Wii, if you've beaten the game, have you found yourself going back to play it again? Or is one play-through of the game enough for you? If you've beaten it just once, how many hours did it take you to beat?