After just one week on store shelves, SUPER SMASH BROS. BRAWL for Wii has become the fastest-selling video game in history.
Since its launch on March 9, the feature-packed fighting action game has sold more than 1.4 million units in the United States, including more than 874,000 on March 9 alone. It has sold at a rate of more than 120 units per minute between launch and March 16.
In comparison, Nintendo's SUPER MARIO GALAXY -- also considered a very successful title -- sold 500,000 units its first week last November.
SUPER SMASH BROS. BRAWL features a nearly limitless variety of options for players. Dozens of classic Nintendo characters like Mario and Pikachu are joined by industry icons like Sonic The Hedgehog and METAL GEAR's Solid Snake for all-out four-player battles.
The endless customization keeps players coming back for more. The previous game in the series, SUPER SMASH BROS. MELEE, became the best-selling Nintendo GameCube game of all time with more than 7 million copies sold worldwide.
MARIO KART Wii launches April 27 with the Wii Wheel, which lets players drive their speedy karts with the intuitive feel of a wireless steering wheel. It's another "bridge" game like Wii Sports that lets video game novices and veterans play and have fun together. Wii Fit arrives May 19 with the Wii Balance Board to combine fun and fitness. It lets users track their progress over time, and it's an easy way for every member of the family to keep active and play together.