Videogamer writes: "Has it really been 10 years? 10 years since Banjo-Kazooie challenged Mario's undisputed platforming crown on the N64? So it has, Mark Betteridge, studio manager of legendary UK developer Rare, tells us in Microsoft's behind closed door game showcase room at E3 2008.
"I've been at the company since we started in about 1985," he says, clearly tired from the week's repetitiveness. "Over those last 23 odd years Rare as a company has sold just over 100 million games. A reasonable proportion of those games are broader demographic games or games for everyone. We've also had games that are successful in three continents at the same time, North America, Europe and Asia. Banjo is one of those games. Banjo as an IP is 10 years old I believe, probably about now, today. Literally. It sold over six million copies on the two skus we did previously, Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie.'"