Sega's London 2012 Olympics game has now been top of the UK video games chart for three consecutive weeks.
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Break out the flags! Dangle the bunting! Pick up a copy of London 2012: The Official Video Game! The Great British public has been Olympics crazy over the past seven days - enough to propel Sega's video game tie-in to a second number one.
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.
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 ~£285 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.
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.
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.
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.
Hurdles! Racing! More!
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.
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.