I think that Ubi is hoping for word of mouth, but if Red Steel 2 tanks, I can only imagine what they will do for future on the Wii. I suggest everyone to go and buy it, or after EA we have another publisher who'll abandon the HC audience.
Practically spoken: There are so many great Wii games in the line for 2010, so I don't bother what games Ubi and EA are publishing in the future.
By the way the sales of many HD-games in the last few month are disappointing too, but everyone only speaks of Wii games.
Well yeah, there are quality titles on HD which tanked in sales, like Bayonetta, selling only 1 milion copies. Oh wait...
And which great games do you have in mind? SMG2, M:M, Zelda Wii, these are 3 games. Red Steel 2 was one of the most anticipated titles amongst many core gamers on the Wii, I was watching that title since before last year's E3 and ever since. You have 3 big N games which is unheard of, so yes, that's great... But this was one of the biggest 3rd party titles. If it won't sell, guess who will think twice before investing into development of Wii games?
Fuck Ubisoft, I'm not going to beg for their support by purchasing a substandard game.
Furthermore, I'm getting really goddamn sick and tired of people talking about how 3rd party games on the Wii don't sell and how somehow it's magically the Wii gamer's fault and we should support them.
There you go, the 3rd party wall of shame. Go ahead--put it up against the 360 or PS3 or PC's Ubisoft lineup. That record of 3rd party "support" should tell you everything you need to know about why 3rd parties are failing. The worst of it is I imagine a lot of those crappy games made a profit that was used to make better games on another system.
So just to reiterate: fuck Ubisoft and I hope they go bankrupt.
Red Steel 2 scored an 82 overall. It is also a 12 hour game with no multiplayer and no replay value. It may reach its target of 500,000 but it doesn't deserve that much (let alone more). I'm certainly not going to help it and I sure as hell don't owe Ubisoft a goddamn thing--let alone my support (which they haven't given my platform of choice so why return the favor).
Something further along in that post as excuses why we keep getting bad games:
2006 - Nintendo included a free game with their console! Our ripoffs won't sell now! Boo!
2007 - This Wii is just a fad, people only bought it for Nintendo games and casual games.
2008 - Nintendo makes too many games! How can we compete against Mario Kart Wii, SSBB, Wii Fit...
2009 - Nintendo doesn't make enough games! How do we know what to rip off?
2010 - Wii, despite shattering sales records, is not a viable console for casual games.
It should be obvious by now 3rd party support is never going to come so 3rd party threats of a game flopping are really lost on me. Galaxy 2 wii be day 1 purchase for me, though.