Sega: Sonic & Mario game will sell 4 million copies

marioandsonicTurning on the hype machine this early in the morning will surely raise some eyebrows, but it’s Sega after all.

Today, Sega announced they’re expecting its upcoming Mario and Sonic game, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, will sell at least 4 million units after it goes on sale this year.

Masanao Maeda, corporate director at Sega, announced the intentions during this year’s Tokyo Game Show but declined to give a specific time when the game will hit its designated sales target. So, in the end, the game will be the first from Sega to reach 4 million units sold — in years.

If Mario & Sonic manages to sell 4 million units, it’ll match the sales of the original Sonic the Hedgehog, which was released in 1991. Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games was the first officially licensed game of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and is heading to Wii and DS on November 20th (U.S.) and by the end of the year in Japan.

Will these words ring true: "Go for the gold!" in the future or will Mario and Sonic fail to cross the finish line?

[Via Bloomberg]


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