Nintendo Co.’s New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the Nintendo 3DS ranked as the second best-selling game title in Aug. U.S. sales.

NPD Group Inc. this week said New Super Mario Bros. 2 ranked as the No. 2 best-selling pre-order game title in Aug., selling more than 240,000 units for the month.

The brand new 2D side-scroller includes Mario, Luigi and other trademark characters in a pick-up-and-play experience.

Nintendo launched the Nintendo 3DS handheld with 18 software titles Mar. 27.

The hardware includes two screens, a 3D Depth Slider, a Circle Pad, a 2GB SD Card and 3-D display technology that does not require the use of special glasses.

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