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How many copies will Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games sell in the US in January?
(01/6/08 - 02/2/08)

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Publisher Sega (US, Europe), Nintendo (Japan) Studio Sega Genre Sports
Release Dates 01/22/08 01/17/07 02/8/08 02/7/08

Mario and Sonic meet for the first time as two of the most popular game franchises of all time collide in "Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games". Players will take control of their favorite characters from both series and compete in Olympic events such as the 100m Dash, Table Tennis, and Swimming. This title will attempt to take advantage of the Nintendo DS's unique stylus control system and will also be released for the Nintendo Wii.

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NPD Sales Data
February 2008: 205,600
January 2008: 133,000

See also Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii)

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IGN - November 6, 2007

Submitted by SNOX07 (690) at 12:28PM PST on January 26, 2008

Wii owners are no strangers to the mini-game genre. Now only a year after release, Nintendo's new system is being bombarded with simple, "everyone-friendly" titles that deliver en mass, but not always with quality in mind. Even looking at the top-tier titles in its category Wii is already pretty saturated, with things like Mario Party, Wii Play, Namco Museum, Wario Ware, Rayman (and its sequel), and countless others.
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Mario and Sonic Olympics DS w/Online Leaderboards

Nintendic - December 4, 2007

Submitted by Bleezy (263) at 1:13AM PST on December 5, 2007

Yup, the good news is that via the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection, DS players from around the world will be able to upload their best Olympic performances for all to say, adding much-needed longevity to what boils down to a rather unsatisfying single player experience. On the multiplayer side, it has been revealed that up to four DS owners will be able to compete at once in events that range from the 100m sprint and archery to trampoline and the so-called Dream Events...
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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Hands-on

IGN - December 18, 2007

Submitted by lstormy10 (32) at 6:26PM PST on December 18, 2007

"SEGA's Olympic Games design will be coming to the portable in just a few weeks, though, and the company let us stretch our legs with a near-final version of the dual-screen handheld edition this week."
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Review (5/10)

Eurogamer - February 12, 2008

Submitted by llonesmiz (89) at 5:16AM PST on February 12, 2008

Apart from having an entirely different control system, a rejigged multiplayer mode and not being as good, M&S DS is pretty much the same game as the Wii one. You play as one of 16 characters from the worlds of Mario and Sonic. In theory their skill-sets vary - some are strong, some are speedy and so on. But in practice (and as in the Wii game) it's hard to notice a great deal of difference between them.
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