Cooking Mama whips up 1.6 million in sales

Majesco-published culinary franchise averaging over 500,000 a game on Wii and DS.

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Never let it be said that the success of the Cooking Mama franchise has gone unheralded. Between a pair of DS games and a Wii outing, the series has been the single biggest success story of Majesco Entertainment's new casual gaming focus.

Last August Majesco boasted that the DS debut of the kitchen cooking game had shipped half a million copies in just under a year on the market. Last month Cooking Mama's European publisher, 505 Games, announced that the first DS game of the series had broken the million-sales milestone across the pond.

Majesco today one-upped its European counterparts' announcement with a sales update of its own. According to the publisher, the Cooking Mama franchise has baked up sales of 1.6 million units in the US. With 1 million of those games attributed to the original DS game, the remaining 600,000 are split between Cooking Mama: Cook Off for the Wii and the DS sequel, Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends.

Majesco will release a Wii version of Cooking Mama 2 in the US later this year.

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