New Super Mario Bros. 2 Download Sales Low In Japan

by Jim Reilly on Aug 17, 2012 at 10:40 AM

In Japan, the download sales for New Super Mario Bros. 2 only made up 5 percent of total sales.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told the Wall Street Journal, "This initial offering going forward, we've gotten a good reaction going." He did say, however, that Demon Training, the sequel to Brain Age, has seen digital sales make up 20 percent of sales. Iwata believes this is due to the game's daily challenges and players not wanting to switch game cards.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 was released in Japan on July 28. The game has since sold 790,732 at retail, according to Japan sales tracker Enterbrain.

The game is out this Sunday in North America.

[Source: Wall Street Journal vs Joystiq]