I agree with Badgenome, not only because he makes good points but also because he is extremely sexy and I want to have his babies.
That makes two of us ;)
I agree with badgenome, and with yours extended thoughts expressed above. However, that's NOT the argument of the OP - to which I was refering to.
While I can only partly agree with this, I think the solution for mid-tier games is to seek their fortunes with other audiences. Stay away from the CoD/AC formula and make something else. I would say that Xenoblade is some sort of a mid-tier game (it isn't AAA, that's for sure), and that game has almost sold 1m units - bespite late localizasing and few copies being shipped.
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Furthermore, I think VGChartz should add a "Like"-button.