Posted By: Shrygue
via Games Industry
Sega has announced that its Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games title has sold five million copies worldwide in just over three months.
The game brought together the popular videogame icons for the first time.
"With adored icons and fun game play, Mario & 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.
The game was developed by Sega, with creative input and approvals from Nintendo, for the Wii and DS systems. Sega published the title across Europe and North America; Nintendo published the title in Japan.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games was one of the Top Ten best-selling games in the US in December according to NPD Group data. The game has topped the charts in the UK for several weeks, and has been at or near the top of the charts in other European countries such as Spain and Germany.
The title was licensed through a worldwide partnership with International Sports Multimedia -the exclusive Interactive Entertainment Software licensee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).