People really like Mario Party 8

by: Chuck -
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Nintendo announced today that they've managed to sell 550,000 copies of Mario Party 8 which is certainly a good thing for the franchise but I'm wondering how many of those people are as disappointed in the game as I am.  Sure it's nice to have another decent party game but after a few times through the game I can't say I'm overly impressed with it.  I'm also not sure I'm a fan of the trend of announcing when you're game sells 500,000 copies but then again I keep publishing them so maybe the problem is with me.
Nintendo News: Mario Party 8 Makes Record-Breaking Wii Debut

Mario™ and his pals have plenty to party about: Mario Party® 8 has become the
all-time fastest-selling title in Nintendo’s popular Mario Party series. As
the first Mario Party game created exclusively for Wii™, this new installment
has sold more than 550,000 copies in the United States during the weeks
following its May 29 launch.

Enlivening Mario Party’s fun-filled formula with a carnival theme, the latest
version of this virtual board game allows players to use the Wii Remote’s
unique motion controls while navigating new boards, meeting new characters and
going head-to-head in new minigames. Kids and adults can easily pick it up and
start playing together.

“The overwhelming response not only reminds us how much fans absolutely love
the Mario Party franchise but also proves the unmatched ability of the Wii
system to attract new players,” says George Harrison, Nintendo of America’s
senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. “Wii users
are keeping the Mario Party going strong.”
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