Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

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BBC Sports app announced for PlayStation 3

BBC Sports app announced for PlayStation 3

2500 hours of HD Olympics coverage planned.

PlayStation 3 gamers will soon be able to stream a huge quantity of BBC Sports coverage from their console's desktop.

The BBC Sports app will provide coverage of "key sporting events during the summer and beyond", according to the EU PlayStation blog.

This will include the London 2012 Olympics, Wimbledon and Formula One.

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Sega financials reveal Mario & Sonic London Olympics sales

Sega financials reveal Mario & Sonic London Olympics sales

Business generally "sluggish" with "headwinds".

Sega's all right: its video games business may be "sluggish", but its slot machine, arcade and amusements businesses are improving.

Thus, balance, and a black-coloured net income of ~Ł285 million for the nine months ending 31st December 2011. That's down a marginal 6.6 per cent year on year.

Key games picked out by Sega's money people were Mario & Sonic at the London Olympic Games, with 2.390 million sales (Wii), and Sonic Generations (3DS, PC, PS3, Xbox360) with 1.630 million sales.

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Mario & Sonic at the London Olympic Games Review

If there's been a sillier silly-season date for major new releases than 18th November 2011, I can't recall it. But, suicidal congestion stupidity aside, it does offer a fascinating snapshot of Nintendo today.

On 3DS, Super Mario 3D Land arrives, a flagship title the console is in dire need of, seven months into an unexpectedly sluggish debut year. Meanwhile, Wii receives updates to two of its most successful series: one, a towering 25-year veteran, the other a 20-million-selling mascot menagerie.

The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword is seen as the final, definitive realisation of Nintendo's motion-controlled Wii dream, the irony being it's taken until the system is ready for the knacker's yard for faith in the MotionPlus add-on to be justified in a gamers' game.

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Sega lists Sonic Generations release date

Sega lists Sonic Generations release date

Shinobi, Crush 3D, Mario and Sonic dated too.

Sonic Generations' 3DS version will launch in the UK on 25th November, Sega has revealed.

That date is three days after its 22nd November US launch and a couple of weeks on from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions, which arrive on European shores next week.

Sega has also firmed up release dates for an array of other 3DS titles, including the handheld version of Mario & Sonic at the London Olympic Games, due 10th February in Europe.

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Mario & Sonic launches with new Blue Wii

Mario & Sonic launches with new Blue Wii

UPDATE: Now with (the right) image.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games launches as part of a bundle with a newly configured blue Wii on 18th November, Nintendo has announced.

The new Wii bundle includes a newly configured blue Wii console, blue Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk controllers and a copy of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games - as well as a sticker sheet featuring characters from the game.

Nintendo said it will announce further bundles this autumn.

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Mario & Sonic London 2012 release date

Mario & Sonic London 2012 release date

Under starter's orders this November.

The Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games arrives in stores on 18th November, Sega has announced.

The game, which features a number of new events including football and horse riding, will ship in a special yellow box – pictured below.

You'll have to wait a little longer for the 3DS version though – that goes on sale in February 2012.

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New Mario & Sonic game announced

New Mario & Sonic game announced

At the London 2012 Olympic Games.

SEGA has announced Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games for the Wii and Nintendo 3DS.

It is the latest in a series that has shifted 19 million copies.

New events for the Wii version include football and equestrian, which feature alongside traditional athletics, aquatics and table tennis events.

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