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"I predict that it will sell 4 copies total." "I feel that this game will bomb but only because of the olympic theme." "Ha ha ha!" Those are just a small number of your initial responses to Sega's prediction that Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games would sell four million copies worldwide. N...

December 30th 2008 at 9:05pm 0 Comments
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It may come as a surprise, but there are a few Olympic gold medals that Michael Phelps forgot to nab, magpie-like, for the gold medal throne we imagine he's begun constructing. One of those, the gold for the men's 100m breaststroke, was won by Japan's Kosuke Kitajima. How did he best longtime rival...

August 12th 2008 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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That up there is Kosuke Kitajima of Japan. He's just won a gold medal for swimming the breaststroke extremely quickly in that ongoing sporting event you may have heard about. Congratulations are in order then, but what's his secret? Strict 5am starts? Hours of training a day? A controlled diet? All...

August 12th 2008 at 2:39pm 0 Comments
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When Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games came out last year, there were no current Olympic Games for the pair to be at. The game was still branded with the Beijing Olympics logo, despite Beijing not yet having even a single Olympic. Even with the weird timing, the game did just fine; we expect t...

August 11th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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As if Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games wasn't already home to enough abysmal characters, a group of hackers have discovered a way to unlock numerous other unused playable characters in the title, including Silver the Hedgehog, Jet the -- ugh -- Hawk, and Donkey Kong (who would have been a wel...

June 11th 2008 at 8:45am 0 Comments
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If Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games were a cow, it would have udders forged from diamond-encrusted, solid gold. This metaphor particularly applies in the UK, where the Nintendo/Sega crossover has sold over 1.2 million copies, and Sega (the distributor of the game throughout Europe) isn't yet r...

June 2nd 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Grand Theft Auto IV continues to show up the competition across Europe this week, with either the PS3 or Xbox 360 edition claiming top spot everywhere. Wii pair Wii Fit and Game Night favorite Mario Kart Wii are close behind in most places (because we're optimists, we're now going to consider third...

May 24th 2008 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Didja hear? Doctor Who is back from the future to save the DS in Europe! Hurray!Haha. Not really. In fact, even though Top Trumps: Doctor Who is the only new Nintendo DS game to appear in a European chart this week, it still only managed a risible 33rd spot in the UK. Still, that should keep you Da...

May 24th 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Wii Fit and Mario Kart Wii continue to fly the flag for the Wii in Europe, with the former appearing in every European top ten this week. Mario & Sonic also put in a characteristically strong performance, while Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 (ninth in the UK) and Mario Party 8 (tenth in Holland) seem...

May 17th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Hey, you! No, not the guy on the next screen along with the muffin -- you. That's right. You a European? You are? Great! So let's hear it: why have we just checked the latest European charts and found that Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney charted absolutely nowhere? If yours truly can summon up the the...

May 17th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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There's no new DS software in the top of the charts to report this week, but that doesn't mean Nintendo's little handheld didn't completely clean house. In fact, nineteen of the top thirty were DS games, showing how gluttonous the dual-screened portable can get when it comes to sales. Some old favo...

May 16th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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For a continent that gave the world tiramisu, Audrey Tautou, and the Renaissance, Europe sure does disappoint us at times. Yep, it's another week of gray, predictable drudgery when it comes to sales of DS software.All you truly need to know is that More Mario & Dr. Kawashima's Olympics Training...

May 3rd 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments