Thanks to data released by the NPD Group — a company that enjoys tracking these sorts of numbers — suggests that the game-design-slash-nostalgia-fueled-platformer was one of the company’s most popular Wii U titles to date.
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While it might seem like a repackaged rehash of older Mario titles, Super Mario Maker does introduce gamers to game design mechanics previously unappreciated by said gamers. It allows them to design levels that adhere to their heart’s content and publish it on the Nintendo network for all to see and play.
We enjoyed the game when it was reviewed late last year, and it’s clear that it’s one of Nintendo’s more popular titles according to console users’ buying habits as well.
According to IGN, only five other titles have the distinction of selling over a million titles, including “Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Mario 3D World, New Super Mario Bros. U, and Splatoon.”