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Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Sells 5 Million

Sega today announced that its history-making video game title, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, has sold five million copies worldwide in just over three months. Developed by SEGA for the Wii and the Nintendo DS, with creative input and executive milestone approvals by Nintendo’s developers, the title brought together for the first time the two most beloved icons in the entertainment industry. In the spirit of the Olympic Games, the legendary mascots also brought friends from their storied franchises along, including Luigi, Knuckles, Yoshi and Tails, to compete in a variety of Olympic events.

“With adored icons and fun game play, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games has shot to the top of the sales charts and is clearly resonating with the growing audience of casual gamers that want an engaging and accessible gaming experience,” said Simon Jeffery, President and COO, SEGA of America.

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Published by SEGA across Europe and North America, and by Nintendo in Japan, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games made its worldwide debut on November 6, 2007, when the Wii version hit store shelves in the United States. According to the NPD Group, which tracks sales data in the United States, the game was one of the top-ten best-sellers in the United States, across all platforms, in the critical holiday sales month of December.