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New Super Mario Bros. Launches in Britain

New Super Mario Bros. launches across Europe exclusively on the Nintendo DS today. New Super Mario Bros. is the latest in one of Nintendo’s most successful franchises to date. The game that first shot Mario to international stardom, Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo Entertainment System, was the most successful game on the console selling over 40.2 million copies worldwide. Already, launched on the 15th May 2006 in the USA, New Super Mario Bros. has also become an overnight success flying off the shelves at a staggering speed. Over the launch period the game sold a breath taking 20 copies every minute in North America alone, with over 500,000 copies sold within 35 days. In addition to this, over 1.25 million copies of NEW Super Mario Bros. were sold in Japan within the first two weeks of launch.