The Japanese release of New Super Mario Bros. Wii is looking pretty positive for Nintendo, with the Wii game moving an impressive 422,000 units on day one, according to reports.
Japanese retail blog Sinobi's estimates put New Super Mario Bros. Wii's first day sales ahead of that of Super Mario Galaxy's, which managed 256,000 units sold in its first week on Japanese store shelves. But the Wii follow-up to New Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo DS will likely fall short of its portable predecessor. New Super Mario Bros. DS racked up some 900,000 units sold during week one.
Some of Mario's other Wii games started a little stronger out of the gate, including Super Smash Bros. Brawl (816,000 units sold) and Mario Kart Wii (608,00 units sold). Expect more solid numbers to arrive mid-week.