EEDAR's Jesse Divnich has predicted that New Super Mario Bros. Wii from Nintendo will be sitting pretty at Christmas, as one of the top selling titles for the holidays.
"EEDAR feels comfortable to make the prediction that the New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Wii will be one of the top titles this holiday season," said Divnich. "While in the short-term the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 may surpass New Super Mario Bros, in the long-term New Super Mario Bros will easily become the best selling title released in 2009 with expected lifetime sales exceeding 15 million units worldwide."
Guess Reggie wasn't just blowing steam after all, there.
GameStop agrees that strong sales are in the title's future, as well.
“We have high expectations for that title, we think it's going to be a strong seller for the holiday," said the retailer's VP of merchandise and marketing, Tony Bartel. "It reminds you of those endearing Nintendo titles of old, and anyone who's played those and really enjoyed them will be flocking to this game. I think we'll have very strong sales on that title and our reservations do support that."