Could Nintendo ask for a better way for the holiday shopping season to begin? Both Super Mario 3D Land and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword have set sales records for their respective series. Reggie Fils-Aime has told USA Today that Super Mario 3D Land has sold over 500,000 copies since its launch which would make it the fastest selling Mario game on a handheld.
Skyward Sword has garnered even better numbers selling 535,000 copies since its North America launch last Sunday, November 20. These numbers make Skyward Sword the fastest selling game in the entire series.
Nintendo has also reported great numbers for their Wii and Nintendo 3DS consoles during the Black Friday rush. The Wii has brought in its best numbers for the Black Friday weekend selling over 500,000 units and the Nintendo 3DS has tripled its numbers since the beginning of November. All of this points to a great quarter for Nintendo.