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Zeus
02-19-2010, 06:29 AM
<strong>PRESS RELEASE: MARIO & SONIC CONTINUE TO SHARE WORLDWIDE SUCCESS</strong>

Official Olympic Winter Video Game Hits 6 Million Units Worldwide!

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (February 19th, 2010) – SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd. are thrilled to announce that the Nintendo platform-exclusive game – Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games™ - has sold over 6 million units worldwide since its launch in October 2009 and is available for the Wii™ system and the Nintendo DS™ handheld system.

With the Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony on February 12th marking the start of the Games themselves, SEGA has big plans to support the title across the globe with increased marketing activity. New television campaigns for the game are planned for North America (running from February 12 to 28th) and other major European territories including France, Benelux, Austria and the Nordic countries. As Olympic Winter Games fever hits, SEGA will also be participating in events celebrating the Games around the world in cities such as London, Washington DC and San Francisco.

“The original Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games™ was a huge success for SEGA” commented Mike Hayes, CEO for SEGA America and SEGA Europe. “Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is one of the leading third party games for Wii and DS and we were confident the title would have longevity within retail. The start of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games is a perfect time to ensure SEGA is at the forefront of the consumer’s mind when it comes to recreating that Olympic Winter Games feeling in living rooms everywhere.”

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is available on Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ systems exclusively.

For more information on any of the Olympic video games, please visit the official site at http://www.olympicvideogames.com/.

billysastard
02-19-2010, 06:54 AM
but 3rd party wii games dont sell ;)

grapeape
02-19-2010, 08:28 AM
but 3rd party wii games dont sell ;)

Yea lets just ignore Mario on the cover...:rolleyes:

CharmedonWB
02-19-2010, 12:36 PM
Yea lets just ignore Mario on the cover...:rolleyes:

The fact is, people like the game it is fun. It isn't some half-@ssed attempt at selling a game because a name like Resident Evil is on the cover. I am not saying that Resident Evil Chronicles is a bad game but don't b*tch and whine about sales when people have said a million times that they do not rail shooters. Resident Evil 4 which debuted in 2005 was released on the Wii and only sold 600,000 units less than Resident Evil 5 did on the PS3. RE5 would not look as good on the Wii as it does on the 360 or PS3 but it would still be a beautiful game and it potentially would sell more than the 360 and PS3 versions combined.

Give the people what they want instead of rip offs and spin offs and perhaps you might see the sales that you want.

grapeape
02-19-2010, 03:15 PM
The fact is, people like the game it is fun. It isn't some half-@ssed attempt at selling a game because a name like Resident Evil is on the cover. I am not saying that Resident Evil Chronicles is a bad game but don't b*tch and whine about sales when people have said a million times that they do not rail shooters. Resident Evil 4 which debuted in 2005 was released on the Wii and only sold 600,000 units less than Resident Evil 5 did on the PS3. RE5 would not look as good on the Wii as it does on the 360 or PS3 but it would still be a beautiful game and it potentially would sell more than the 360 and PS3 versions combined.

Give the people what they want instead of rip offs and spin offs and perhaps you might see the sales that you want.

But I would bet my paycheck that had Mario not been on the cover it would not have sold half as many. Its the ultimate mascot game and that generated more sales than the content.

The problem with the RE5 scenario is the largest type of gamer on the Wii my guess is that RE5 on the wii would have sold even less than Chronicles. Look at No More Heroes 2, after the first one flopped they figured maybe they could have made a better game (I thought like most reviewers did that it was great), they managed to top it with the new one but after being out 3 weeks its barely managed to reach 60,000 sales...thats freakin pathetic. Lets face it the vast majority of wii owners just want to wiggle the controller and make something happen on the screen..they dont care about depth or storyline or even really gameplay, in fact if it actually requires some sort of skill or thinking you can just about guarantee a flop.