Cooking Mama reaches 1.6 million copies sold

Cooking MamaMajesco just sent out a press release saying that Cooking Mama for the DS has passed the 1 million units sold mark, while the Wii version and Cooking Mama 2 have chipped in another 600,000+ units. So in total, Cooking Mama is responsible for 1.6 million purchases since the end of last September.

Really, people? Cooking Mama? Let’s put this in perspective. Even if you just count the DS version, the game has more than doubled the total sales of titles like Beyond Good & Evil, Zack & Wiki, and Psychonauts, and slightly more than God of War II if the numbers I can find are accurate. I also know that Bioshock and several other notables didn’t crack the NPD’s Top 10 software titles of 2007, with the cut-off for making the list being 1.8 million copies sold. It’s entirely possible that Cooking Mama has outperformed Pokemon Pearl, Bioshock, Uncharted, Ratchet & Clank, and who knows what else. How many times can people want to virtually prepare a meal?

Along with the press release, Majesco reminded us that they’re releasing another Cooking Mama game sometime this year. In other words, be prepared for Cooking Mama to sell more than a few other great games which sadly never clicked with game buyers.


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