Space Soldiers Obliterated Mario: the Best-Selling Video Games of 2007

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Yes, it rhymes with “two-thousand-heaven,” but that doesn’t mean 2007 (ugh) was a paradise of game titles. Maybe it was the PS3 still finding its footing, but the best-sellers here are exclusively confined to familiar shooters and brightly colored crowd-pleasers. Still there’s a reason this pixelated cream rose to the top, and what this list lacks in variety, it more than makes up for in pulling grand slam status on the basics.
Space Soldiers Obliterated Mario: the Best-Selling Video Games of 2007

5Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) — 2.52 million

Running upside down! Seriously, if there’s a model for updating a decades old classic, this title is IT. Maintaining all the charms of the original Mario (i.e. jumping, coins, lava), Galaxy blasts players through outer space on a mission to rescue (who else?) Mario’s beloved Princess Peach from the dastardly Bowser (seriously, dude get a life). The coolest part about this title is a polished return to the 3D gameplay of such earlier installments Super Mario 64 and Sunshine which lets the little plumber bro (when is the last time he went to work?) run upside down, sideways, and any combination of the two through all sorts of nutty climates. Oh yeah, also it took home a prestigious BAFTA over seas for Best Game, and consistently ranks as such in various polls.
 

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