Sunday, November 27, 2011

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Turns Two! Hours in the 2D Mushroom Kingdom

Coffee Beans
New Super Mario Bros. Wii has turned two!

New Super Mario Bros. Wii was released on November 15, 2009. It was developed by Nintendo's EAD studio, and published by Nintendo.
The game received an ESRB rating of "Everyone" with "Comic Mischief" listed as content for parents and gamers to be aware of.

How many hours have Wii owners spent playing New Super Mario Bros. Wii over the last 2 years, with 736 days possibly reported? Let's take a look!


The Brew
New Super Mario Bros. Wii now has 1,442,116 Wii owners that have reported data through the Nintendo Channel, which is an increase of 620,982 more Wii owners having reported data since November 15, 2010. The game's average play-time per day/session reported is 1 Hour 50 Minutes.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii released at a MSRP of $49.99, and it's one of the tougher Wii games to actually find on sale, even now 2 years after its release! Nintendo is now bundling the game with the "newer" modeled Wii, but for current Wii owners finding only NSMBW for under $40 is difficult.

Caffeinated Thoughts
On November 15, 2010 NSMBW had 30,885,215 "Total Hours", and seeing New Super Mario Bros. Wii now with 65,052,569 "Total Hours" reported I think is incredible because the game has doubled in "Total Hours" reported since last November.

Being that Mrs. Coffee and I don't have cable television of any sort, I don't know if Nintendo has been advertising New Super Mario Bros. Wii any throughout the last year, or if it has simply been by word-of-mouth. If you never saw how Nintendo, at least initially, advertised for the game, below is a compilation video showing two commercials Nintendo put together for New Super Mario Bros. Wii when it released:


The last time I played New Super Mario Bros. Wii was in August this year, when Mrs. Coffee and I started a completely new save file in the game, and started our first 4-player attempt through the game with our neighbors. While we made good progress the first night, we haven't been back to it since, so we are due another New Super Mario Bros. Wii appointment!

Our current "Total Hours" played as shown on the Nintendo Channel can be seen below:

While my wife and I played through the game completely together, and we both started our own separate save files, neither one of us completed the game just by ourselves. I think this may show the magic that is in New Super Mario Bros. Wii's cooperative mode!

As I mentioned above, the game is hard to find on sale for under $40, but hopefully Nintendo will add it to the Nintendo Selects lineup in the near future, so many more millions of Wii owners can enjoy it!

Questions
Have any of you been playing New Super Mario Bros. Wii recently? Also, if any of you have played the game cooperatively, did you play and beat every single level in the game with 4-players?

If you haven't played New Super Mario Bros. Wii and haven't purchased it, would a price drop down to $20 get you to buy the game?

If any of you are interested in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, you can see prices for it on Amazon.com below:

18 comments:

  1. I too think that Mario is the one from where we've started our gaming its the first that i have played and I think many of you also. Nintendo has made a nice effort by making New Super Mario Bros Wii. Its really awesome and thanks for the infomation that now it Nintendo working for 2D.

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  2. Hello, I assume the numbers you are reporting are based on US totals?

    I live in Canada with Canadian region settings and my Nintendo Channel numbers for NWMB Wii is neatly 10% of your totals, with roughly 6.6 million hours played, on 3.5 million sessions.

    Average hours (total) played per player is slightly less that 42 hours to your 45. But they are close.

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  3. The numbers are based off US totals, not world-wide. I have checked both Canadian and Mexico in the past with certain games, and never understood why Nintendo doesn't have Canada as one "country" like the US, instead of the regions. Do you know why perhaps?

    Thanks for checking in, and I hope I answered your question!

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  4. That is a good question. I can pick country 'Canada' under my general Wii settings. In the Nintendo channel setup, I can set-up my province.

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  5. I was really pleased to see this game was so successful for Nintendo. It was a bit of a risk, I imagine, in a world where 3D is king to have a big-budget production that is hardcore 2D platformer... especially on a console with two very popular 3D Mario games on it already.

    I had more fun with this game than those, though. I'm not a fan of 3D platformers, so I hope Nintendo keeps working the 2D "new" series alongside the 3D games.

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  6. I was really pleased to see this game was so successful for Nintendo. It was a bit of a risk, I imagine, in a world where 3D is king to have a big-budget production that is hardcore 2D platformer... especially on a console with two very popular 3D Mario games on it already.

    I had more fun with this game than those, though. I'm not a fan of 3D platformers, so I hope Nintendo keeps working the 2D "new" series alongside the 3D games.

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  7. I was really pleased to see this game was so successful for Nintendo. It was a bit of a risk, I imagine, in a world where 3D is king to have a big-budget production that is hardcore 2D platformer... especially on a console with two very popular 3D Mario games on it already.

    I had more fun with this game than those, though. I'm not a fan of 3D platformers, so I hope Nintendo keeps working the 2D "new" series alongside the 3D games.

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  8. I really enjoyed this game. I had liked the DS installment, but I prefer the Wii entry. It was so enjoyable that I played through it twice-- both times with my older brother.

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  9. I really enjoyed this game. I had liked the DS installment, but I prefer the Wii entry. It was so enjoyable that I played through it twice-- both times with my older brother.

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  10. This was such a fun game. Once I beat it, we traded it in, but my family and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Though, we were not able to beat it in co-op. It was fun doing four-player through some levels, but much harder. My son and I probably would have been okay as he is (I hate to admit it) starting to get nearly as good as me at some games, but my wife and youngest daughter? Much more recreational players.

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  11. @Teamreavers:
    Yea, and the data we have access to in the States/North America, does not show data for Europe and Asia. To see that data requires a Wii from those regions unfortunately.

    @GamesAndBiz:
    Yea, the success of NSMBW is incredible, and I thoroughly enjoyed it with my wife (and currently need to get back to it with our neighbors).
    While the Wii had Super Mario Galaxy, then New Super Mario Bros. Wii, I almost feel like Super Mario Galaxy 2 was released too close to NSMBW for SMG2.

    @superphillip32:
    I have the DS installment as well, and enjoyed it; but like you, I prefer the Wii entry as well.

    @Chalgyr:
    "... but my wife and youngest daughter? Much more recreational players."
    The recreational players are the ones that you teach the "bubble" trick. We played with another set of friends, and the word "Bubble!" was yelled pretty often.

    Thank you all for the comments/feedback! Like the other post, sorry for the delayed response!

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  12. My siblings and I are game addicts. I remember when we were little kids, the first release of a Nintendo family computer, we bought it right away. We really enjoyed playing it and now that Nintendo Wii has released another game like this, and can 4 players can play, this will be very exciting and enjoyable for our kids, too.

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  13. Hello, I assume the numbers you are reporting are based on US totals?

    I live in Canada with Canadian region settings and my Nintendo Channel numbers for NWMB Wii is neatly 10% of your totals, with roughtly 6.6 million hours played, on 3.5 million sessions.

    Average hours (total) played per player is slightly less that 42 hours to your 45. But they are close.

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  14. The numbers are based off US totals, not world-wide. I have checked both Canadian and Mexico in the past with certain games, and never understood why Nintendo doesn't have Canada as one "country" like the US, instead of the regions. Do you know why perhaps?

    Thanks for checking in, and I hope I answered your question!

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  15. That is a good question. I can pick country 'Canada' under my general Wii settings. In the Nintendo channel setup, I can set-up my province.

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  16. I was really pleased to see this game was so successful for Nintendo. It was a bit of a risk, I imagine, in a world where 3D is king to have a big-budget production that is hardcore 2D platformer... especially on a console with two very popular 3D Mario games on it already.

    I had more fun with this game than those, though. I'm not a fan of 3D platformers, so I hope Nintendo keeps working the 2D "new" series alongside the 3D games.

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  17. Have not played this in awhile. I found the multiplayer a bit harder than just playing and beating the game myself. I did do some 4-player with my wife and two younger kids, but we never really progressed far as a collective. :P

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  18. I really enjoyed this game. I had liked the DS installment, but I prefer the Wii entry. It was so enjoyable that I played through it twice-- both times with my older brother.

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