Ah! Now, it’s crystal clear why Majesco is excited about Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends. The first game shipped over half a million copies in less than a year. Compared to the critically acclaimed Psychonauts, Cooking Mama is a mega hit. Psychonauts didn’t even make the 100,000 milestone. I never thought Cooking Mama would be this big, but this niche title found a mainstream audience.
Cooking Mama 2 for the DS is due out in Majesco’s first fiscal quarter, which means March 2008-ish. The Wii follow up is coming to North America in the spring. Neither game has been announced where Cooking Mama originated, Japan.