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Michael Phelps, or Mario? Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Hours Report

August 1, 2012

Coffee Beans
     The London 2012 Olympic Games are now officially underway and many exciting competitions have already taken place. Mrs. Coffee and I have been watching a few of the events since they started up last week. Watching Michael Phelps race for more Olympic medals tonight was pretty exciting and the swimming events are probably my favorite right now, though we have also enjoyed several other events as well.
     Being that I enjoy video games though, would I rather play with Mario in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, or would I rather watch Michael Phelps in the real London 2012 Olympic Games?

     Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games released in North America on November 15, 2011 at a MSRP of $49.99. It was developed by Sega Sports and published by Sega for its North American release.
     The game received an ESRB rating of “Everyone” with “Mild Cartoon Violence” listed as as content for gamers and parents to be aware of.

     How many hours have U.S. Wii owners reported playing Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games since it released? Brew yourself some coffee, and let’s take a look!

The Brew
     Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games now has approximately 74,954 U.S. Wii players that have reported game-play data. This means the game has seen an increase of 67,400 more Wii players reporting data since the game’s initial report in January.
     The game’s average play-time per day/session was originally 2 Hours 45 Minutes when it debuted, and the game now has an average play-time of 2 Hours 5 Minutes per day/session reported.

     What about reviews for the game though? How have critics and customers reviewed the latest Olympic outing by Mario and Sonic?
     The game now has a “professional” critic review score average of 67.55% based on 21 reviews on, while the game’s customer review score average is now 79.53% based on 43 reviews from

Caffeinated Thoughts
     I still haven’t played Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, but as I mentioned in the “Coffee Beans” section I have been watching some of the Olympic events over the last several days.
     If you haven’t seen any footage for the game though, the trailer below is of two commercials that were released for the game:

     Seeing the average reported play-time for Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games nearly double since the debut data report, I think is very good for the game. With the game having more than one million “Total Hours” now reported, it makes me wonder how many digital Olympic gold medals have been awarded since the game released.
     While the game released with a MSRP of $49.99, you can now find it new for just $29.99 at most stores and online sites. Fair warning though, be careful if you’re shopping for it on right now, because they have a third party vendor listed as the main seller for the game at a price of $42.60. Make sure to check the “More Buying Choices” on the right side of the screen, where you will see the price of $29.99 listed.

      Addressing my question from the beginning though, would I rather watch Michael Phelps race in the London 2012 Olympics, or would I prefer to play Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games? Personally with the Olympics only happening once every 4 years, right now I prefer to keep watching Michael Phelps, and other athletes, compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

     Have any of you been watching the London 2012 Olympic Games? If so, do you have a favorite event that you enjoy watching the most?
     If you own Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, is it a game you recommend to other Wii, or even 3DS, owners perhaps interested in the game now because of the 2012 Olympics taking place?

If you are interested in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, you can see links to the Wii and 3DS versions on below: