Super Mario Galaxy breaks US records

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Nintendo of America has announced that recently released Wii platformer Super Mario Galaxy has become a double record breaker, selling over 500,000 units in its first week on sale.

"Super Mario Galaxy had the strongest one-week debut of any Wii game to date and has also become the best-selling Mario title ever in its first week, with US sales of more than 500,000, based on internal sales figures," Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing George Harrison stated.

Super Mario Galaxy also become the fastest ever selling Wii title in the UK upon its release last Friday.