Many of you may not know this, but yesterday was Super Mario’s 25th anniversary. It was yesterday, 25 years ago that Super Mario first appeared on the Famicom in Japan. Before this Mario had appeared in Donkey Kong and Mario Bros., but it was with the release of Super Mario Bros. that made Mario a household name. Super Mario Bros. went on to selling over 40 Million units in the last 25 years. What is uncertain however is whether Super Mario Bros. sold over 40 million units because of its bundling with the NES systems.
One fun little fact is that Super Mario was the best selling videogame ever up until Wii Sports came out and was bundled with the Wii. Perhaps more games should come bundled to the console it does seem to work out for these games. In any case, happy birthday Mario, may you enjoy many more gaming years.
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