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Mario & Sonic Winter Olympics sells 6m

One of the most successful IP marriages of recent times continues to perform for Sega at retail with news that Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games has now sold over 6m copies worldwide. The game was first released in October and debuted at number five in the ELSPA …

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Bayonetta sales hit 1.1m

Platinum Games’ much applauded hack ‘n’ slash title Bayonetta has sold a total of 1.1m units worldwide since it went on sale in October last year (in Japan). Despite this feat the game fails to become Sega’s best selling game in the nine months ending December 31st – that accolade …

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Mario and Sonic marketing push kicks off

Mario and Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games may be a few months from launch, but publisher Sega has already begun its ‘biggest ever’ marketing campaign for the title. The firm has booked 30-second spots before some of this summer’s biggest movie releases, beginning with Harry Potter, and continuing with …

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Sega dates Mario & Sonics winter outing

Publisher Sega has revealed that Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games, the existence of which was exclusively broken by MCV’s sister site CasualGaming.biz, will be released in Europe on both Wii and the DS on October 16th. The dual-SKU release brings both the home and portable versions in …

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games confirmed

Publisher Sega has announced that Mario and Sonic will unite once again this Christmas on Wii and DS. The announcement has been expected since Sega secured the Vancouver Winter Olympics rights last week, and the game was even confirmed by the Winter Olympics’ director of licensing, Dennis Kim. We are …

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New Mario and Sonic confirmed

Sega will publish a sequel to Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, based on the 2010 Winter Olympics. The title was confirmed to The Province by the Winter Olympics’ director of licensing Dennis Kim, while MCV understands an official announcement will be made later in the week. "Last year, …

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Sega confirms Winter Olympics deal

Japanese publisher Sega has confirmed that it is to remain the International Olympic Committee’s exclusive video game publishing partner for the upcoming Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics – though it has stopped short of announcing its believed-to-be-in-development Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympics. A press release from the firm stated …

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Mario & Sonic Olympics 2 in development?

A source close to MCV’s sister site CasualGaming.biz has indicated that Sega is working on Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics. Based on the upcoming Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010, the game looks to follow the success it has enjoyed with Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, which was …

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‘Games threaten future Olympics’

The president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has told The Times that he’s finding it difficult to make sport look attractive to youngsters – and games aren’t helping his cause. Kids are attracted to visual, interactive forms of communication. It’s not going to be easy for sport to counter …

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UK CHARTS: Mario & Sonic do it again

There’s seemingly no stopping Sega’s Wii and DS sports title, as Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games fights back to claim the top spot on the ChartTrack All Formats Top 40 for the fourth time. This is the seventh week the game has spent at number one – this …

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