Mario & Sonic Olympics Sells 5 Million

Sega has announced that Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games for both the Wii and DS has sold five million copies worldwide. This is an amazing success, but it would of course have been even better if the games were not crap. Sega expect the game to sell even more copies as we get closer to the Olympic Games in the summer. More so, Sega go on to comment that the next collaboration between the two iconic characters is still up in the air.

Getting Mario and Sonic together in the first place took so long, every decade, to make that happen,” Sega of America COO and president Simon Jeffery said in a phone interview with NextGen. “So I think rushing into any other collaboration is not going to happen. It’s going to be fairly calculated. There have only been three months so far and the Olympics themselves are another four months away,” Jeffery said. “We’re expecting to sell quite a few million more globally, hopefully between now and the end of this year.

Finally, Sega then go on to comment that this success will not be changing which sorts of titles they chose to bring to each console. “We’re still going to be focusing on hardcore games on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, too, and really all kinds of stuff on Wii.