Shigeru Miyamoto once said that the people on Nintendo's financial side would love to see a New Super Mario Bros. 2. His company just showed another reason today why that might be a good idea.

As part of Nintendo's release of its financial results for the first half of its current fiscal year, the company reported that the DS' New Super Mario Brothers, which was launched in 2006, has sold 19,940,000 units worldwide.

So it beats Mario Kart DS, which is at 16,090,000 and Mario Kart Wii, which is at 18,360,000 copies sold.

Other big-sellers on NIntendo's chart include Wii Sports (bundled with the Wii in North America and Europe) at 50,540,000, Wii Play at 23,430,000 and Wii Fit at 22,500,000.

Hefty sales for all these games, and a sign that next month's New Super Mario Bros. Wii has a shot at some huge numbers.


Financial Results Briefing For the Six Month Period Ended September 2009: Supplementary Information