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Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games is currently on sale on the European eShop. The same sale is running in North America, too. Until February 9 at 12 PM ET / 9 AM PT, the game can be purchased at a 30 percent discount.


Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games has received a discount on the European Wii U eShop. Between February 7 and February 9, the game can be purchased for 30 percent off.

Nintendo relayed the news on Twitter a short while ago:


Update: The patch is now available in North America.



Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games has received a small update in Japan. Version 1.2.0 addresses an error experienced when players attempted to exit the Wii MotionPlus’s Operations screen before the start of the game.

This update might be available in North America and Europe as well. If you have a copy of the game in either of these two territories and have managed to download update 1.2, let us know!


New Olympic Winter Event Snowboard Slopestyle Makes its Debut in Wii U Game

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– With the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, fast approaching, Mario™ and Sonic have been training extra hard to make sure they are ready for the biggest competition of the year. The two iconic video game characters are teaming up with their friends in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games™ launching on Nov. 15 for the Wii U™ console. In the game, some of the most loved characters from the Mario and Sonic universes like Mario, Sonic, Princess Peach™ and Tails compete in Olympic Winter Events like snowboard slopestyle, which is making its debut in both the game and the real-life Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, as well as over-the-top Dream Events that can only exist in the world of video games. And for the first time in the Mario & Sonic series, players with a broadband Internet connection can compete in select events online against other players around the world, earning points for their home countries.

“Two of the biggest names in video games are teaming up again for another Olympic Games-sized competition,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Everyone in the family will be up off the couch, joining in the fun with all the other Olympic hopefuls.”