Nintendo’s Super Mario Maker has been both a critical and commercial hit since launching on September 11th for the Wii U. According to the publisher, the game has sold more than one million units since launch and players have created more than 2.2 million courses since then. That’s not all though – those levels have been played roughly 75 million times worldwide.
Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime commented on the game’s success, noting that, “For Mario fans around the world, including myself, Super Mario Maker was a dream 30 years in the making. The game has captured and unlocked the imaginations of gaming fans of all ages and brought their dedication to Nintendo to a whole new level.”
Super Mario Maker is a rather interesting deviation from the standard Mario formula. Rather than playing levels made by Nintendo, players have the opportunity to create their own levels using graphical styles from Super Mario Bros. 3, New Super Mario Bros. U, Super Mario World and Super Mario Bros.