no even 3d mario dont make that numbers
if not a PSP monster hunter, Pokemon DS or full scale final fantasy/dragon quest dont expect anything like 1.5m
That kind of talk reminds me of what people said before NSMB Wii was released (in addition to silly things like "2D Mario is a handheld series now"). Only back then Rol and a number of others also expected it to be so big.
This is a major series in Japan, in a genre that's been proven by NSMB Wii on the same console. And while Wii may not have the same Japanese userbase SNES had(?), Wii owners in Japan are also pretty starved.
A game I'm developing with some friends:
It is largely a technical exercise but feedback is appreciated.