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Mario and Sonic sells about 10M copies!

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According to this article on Kotaku Mario & Sonic sold almost 10M copies already! An incredible numbers which puts it up there with the most succesful games of this generation so far. And with the Olympics coming next month they might add some more sales to the tally!

 

http://kotaku.com/5026683/another-mario-sonic-collaboration-in-the-works

Speaking with SEGA of America president Simon Jeffery earlier this week, he was pretty excited about how well Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games has been selling.

Worldwide SEGA has sold about 10 million copies and, as Jeffery pointed out, the upcoming Olympics will likely provide a boost to sales of the game when they kick off.

Will there be another Mario and Sonic collaboration? Jeffery was being coy about the details, but he's certainly all for it.

"We would be delighted to do another game with Mario and Sonic," he said.



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1 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Sega 12,819 7.76 4.75m
2 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Sega 11,645 7.55

2.45m



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It doesn't really add up =P



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IT's probably shipped not sold to consumers...



Holy shit. Sega ( even Sega Enterprise) most successfull game ever.



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VGChartz numbers is almost 3 millions apart... The 10 millions is from shipped copies, but at this stage the shipped figure should be pretty close to the retail sales.



shio said:
VGChartz numbers is almost 3 millions apart... The 10 millions is from shipped copies, but at this stage the shipped figure should be pretty close to the retail sales.

what i meant to say is. It is very unlikely about 3 million copies of the game are sitting on shelves. That number would even be unlikely for a game like GTA IV or the likes

 



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Since the majority of the sales are in Others and Others software is the least accurate VGChartz chart, if sales are off by 10% just in that region for both the Wii and DS that would make a huge difference.

It says 'almost 10m'. That means just over 9m in marketing speak.

It is also reasonable that unusual levels of stockpiling have taken place in anticipation of the pre-Olympics boost which should come shortly - few games will get the resurgence in sales this one will likely have.



He said ABOUT 10 million copies.

It's shipped.

It's still a popular game so it needs a lot of shelf stock.

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Having said that it's still a difference, if we assume the about means more like 9.7 or something, then VGC is 2.5 million down.

Then again think about it.... You go into a games store, how many consoles do they have on average for say, X360? And how many copies of Mario and Sonic do they have?

VGC generally seems to show shelf stock of 360 at about 1 million (most will be in America, hardly any in Japan)

2.5 million stock for something like M&S doesn't seem too excessive.

Breaking the same thing down regionally.
In Japan there are probably fewer than 50k X360s in stock at any one time, probably even less than 20k

Wii stock of M&S in Japan will probably be higher than 360 stock... it sells about the same each week but games are usually more stocked than consoles even if they do sell similar.
DS stock of M&S in Japan must be much bigger, it sells 4-5 times as much as the Wii verson

Total M&S in Japan is probably 200-300k+ (mostly DS)

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In America the two games combined sell about the same as the X360 each week, but again games are likely to be stocked better, so while X360 stock might hover around 400-500k in the area, the games together will probably be a good 100-200k higher than that.
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In PAL regions all three things sell more each week, but I find it hard to judge whether the split nature of the market would need more or less stock than the Americas, but as everything is selling more, I'd guess an extra 100k on top of each compared to Ameirica.


Total those up and you get 920k-1150k for X360
1400k-1900k+ for M&S

Games like Mario and Sonic need a lot of stock constantly.
Games like GTA/MGS need huge first and 2nd shipments, and maybe some smaller ones after that, but generlaly they just slowly dwindle their stock down as they get older, unlike M&S which needs weekly/bi-weekly replenishment



how is this game selling so well?!? I didnt even find it fun!