Nintendo Wii: Nintendo Unsurprised At Modern Warfare 2 Success


Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime has spoken openly to news network CNBC about his feelings on Modern Warfare 2’s phenomenal success.

You know, I was not (surprised about Modern Warfare 2’s success). We know that it’s a high-quality title. We know that it will do exceptionally well. Their challenge is going to be sustaining that. It was so big so fast, what happens next week and the week after? Versus, Mario is going to sell for high numbers every day now through, really, for the next couple of years”

– Reggie Fils-Aime



  1. You know, Reggie is right about one thing; Modern Warfare 2 sales and playability will all but die in a matter of weeks. That game has some serious flaws.

    NSMBW, on the other hand, has Mario and friends, and, for once, a challenge for Nintendo platform gamers as the game is much harder then previous SMB titles.

  2. i dont think sales or playing will drop off. if there are flaws in a game already being heralded as being fun to play, patches are only going to get more folks on board.

    mario will still move units, but ish talking some other game doesnt make a limited platform look any better to “xHCx” gamers.

  3. How is Reggie talking trash about Modern Warfare 2 in this statement?

    Typically games of this nature sell most of their units through their launch window and the month or two following, while the previous New Super Mario Bros. game was still topping charts for a couple of years after its release, so Reggie’s point about MW2 sustaining it’s momentum isn’t just haughty trash talk, especially considering he already said the game was already a huge success regardless.

    1. If you measure sussess as a couple of month sales then yeah MW2 is a huge sussess. If you measure sussess in years Mario Kart Wii, Wii Play, Wii Fit. Are sussessful because they sustain sales in the top 3 month after month, year after year.

  4. No matter how you doubt Reggie’s logic he’s right. Modern Warefare 2 will sell well for the first month an soon won’t be in the number 5 spot there after. NSMBW will sell steady well after it’s release date. Even a MW2 fan like myself can admit this.

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