Did You Know Gaming? Explore Mario And Sonic’s Olympic Rivalry

Did You Know Gaming? has turned their attention to the rivalry between Mario and Sonic, which eventually led to the iconic characters competing in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games.

It was hoped that the sports crossover series would help heighten interest in the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games with a younger demographic, and the first game went on to sell more than 7.09 million copies on Wii and 4.22 million copies on Nintendo DS.

The video shares facts about the London 2012 Olympic Games and Rio 2016 Olympic Games successors, as well as Japanese prime minister Shinzō Abe’s appearance dressed as Mario at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games closing ceremony. Enjoy!

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.