Sega predicts Mario & Sonic Olympics will sell four million copies

Posted by Mark Raby

Tokyo (Japan) - Sega has announced that it plans for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games to be one of its top sellers over the next year.

Sega made the statement at this week's Tokyo Game Show.  Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is the first official title to feature both iconic gaming mascots in the same arena.

It will be released on the Wii later this year, and has been officially licensed by the Olympics committee.  Sega said next year's Beijing games will be a big part in reaching the four million unit target.

The publisher did not say when it plans to meet the multimillion goal.  It took the original Halo more than two years to reach the same number of copies sold.