Sunday, January 1, 2012

The 2012 Olympics! Mario and Sonic Style


Coffee Beans
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games was released in North America on November 15, 2011. The game was developed by Sega Sports in Japan, and it was published by Nintendo in Japan, and Sega in North America and Europe.

The game received an ESRB rating of "Everyone" with "Mild Cartoon Violence" listed as content for parents and gamers to be aware of. Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games released with a MSRP of $49.99.

How many hours have Wii owners spent playing the 2012 Olympic Games, just in 2011? Let's take a look!


The Brew
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games has 7,554 Wii owners that have reported data through the Nintendo Channel, since it released. The game's average play-time per day/session is 2 Hours 45 Minutes.

The game released for both the Wii and Nintendo 3DS, and the Wii version has a "professional" review score average of 68.13%, based on 19 reviews on GameRankings.com. It currently has a 4.5 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com based on 9 customer reviews, which is equivalent to an 86.67% review score average on a 100% review scale.

Caffeinated Thoughts
I have not played Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, or any of the past games in the series, but I can remember watching my oldest nephew play the Winter Olympics one about a year ago.

Being that Mrs. Coffee and I don't have cable television, I do find it interesting seeing what type of commercials the companies come up with for games, and you can see two slightly different commercials for Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games below:


Seeing the game already have game-play hours show up on the Nintendo Channel I think shows two things:
     1) The game is selling decently well, which probably should not be surprising when it has the names Mario and Sonic in its title.
     2) The players that own it, are playing it a good amount already. From the reported data so far, Wii owners are playing the game nearly 3 hours each time they sit down to play it.

Questions
Have any of you played Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games on the Wii? If so, what do you think of the game? If you have played all the games in the "Mario & Sonic" lineup, how does this one compare to the others?

If you are interested in any of the "Mario and Sonic" games, you can see a few on Amazon.com linked below:

5 comments:

  1. I have played all three, and if it isn't deemed as too tacky, I'll leave this right here to explain my position on the latest:
    http://superphillipcentral.blogspot.com/2011/12/mario-sonic-at-london-2012-olympic.html

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  2. The 3DS version does not come out until February

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  3. Thanks for that! I had clicked the Amazon item page for the link, but didn't look at the words "PRE-ORDER!".

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  4. Linking to your own stuff is fine, the last 2 weeks have been super busy...hoping it slows down just a bit!
    Thanks for the feedback/link!

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  5. I think MARIO ans SONIC is a great and complete Combination..Both are too Funny and joyful.
    buy r4i card

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