New Super Mario Bros 2 is Collecting Some Coin!


New Super Mario Bros 2 has only been out in Japan since Saturday, and already it has sold a whopping 431,000 copies!  That is some serious coinage for Nintendo in only a few days.

I still have mixed feelings about the game.  It is due out on August 19th here in the US, b I don’t think I will rush out to purchase it on day one.  Sure, I will get it eventually, and I am excited about the classic look of the game. I guess I still have reservations about the coin gathering aspect.

I have a feeling that when I do get it, I will fall in love with Mario again.  Until then, I will probably be in hiding while I salivate over my copy of Dream Drop Distance that will be arriving in about two hours!

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