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mrstickball said: Great to see Crackdown and FFXII top the charts - 2 great games that deserve the sales. As for Sonic & The Secret Rings - Thus far, 3rd party software for the Wii has been doing OK, but not great. It'll be a test of the Wii to see if it can do near Red Steel in the US and do 300k in its lifetime or more. IMO, Sonic will get around 70-75k for Feb, and do about 250k in its lifetime in the US, but do well w/w to atleast get 500k.
The quality of the third party stuff on the Wii have been also OK, but not great. The few that stood out have been more of an experiment by their respective publishers(Elebits, Red Steel, SSX Blur, Sonic and the Secret Rings). Many were also ports. I'm actually surprised to see so many doing decently now, especially in the face of Nintendo juggernauts. If you factor in the cheaper development costs, I'm sure the publishers are seeing the cash flow in and are getting better returns than on previous Nintendo consoles.