“Last year, 2008, they had a very successful game using Mario and Sonic at the Beijing Games, as well as a multi-sport simulation type of game,” Kim told The Province.

“That’s what’s being discussed and planned for Vancouver. We are feeling optimistic about sales because of the Beijing experience.” Kim said the Mario and Sonic game was “a top 10 game” during the Beijing Olympics.

The site reports: “As well as a Mario and Sonic 2010 Olympic game, Sega will also produce a simulation game with more realistic portrayals of athletes and venues.”

“They want to get a real sense of accuracy, particularly with the landscape and the venues and the look of the Games.” Kim said he doesn’t know exactly when the 2010 video games will be available, but said they usually go on sale around the time of the Olympics.

With sales of Mario and Sonic at the Beijing Olympics being very good on the Wii, it looks like SEGA is going for round 2 with the Winter Olympic Games coming up in 2010 in Vancouver.  We reported on the rumor last month, and the Olympic Games’ licensing director, Dennis Kim, has confirmed they are indeed working on it.  SEGA has responded with the typical ‘no comment’, so stay tuned.