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In 2012 we can all admit that we have had a few flops right?  So what are the biggest flops of 2012?  I'm going to make a list of the top 10 biggest flops below with the metacritic and how well they have each sold below.  If I make a mistake please notify me.

Voting to change the number 10 spot. 
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=151044

 

10. 007 Legends - Metacritic 42 - Sold: 0.11k

007 legends by many was not expected to be a big title but when it comes dow to it 007 was once a big series for gaming.  Even the previous title sold well and recieved good scores.  This new one how ever was a complete bomb.  Not only did it not sell well, it also finished off killing the studio who created it Eurocom Entertainment Software.


9. Dead or Alive 5 - Metacritic 73 - Sold: 0.27k

This one is a bit of a surprise to me as this has been one of my favorite fighting series since playing Dead or Alive 2 on the Dream Cast. That's right, I owned it!  However, when you look at the scores with Dead or Alive 5 you just know that this series has either not adapted to change or has just become stagnant. What is even more surprising is that it has only sold 270k across two platforms!  This has probably been the 2nd most hyped fighter this year and it looks to have fell short of its goal.

8. Little Big Planet Karting - Metacritic - 74 - Sold: 0.13k

Out of every game on this list Little Big Planet Karting has probably been 1 of 2 games that literally had little to no hype what so ever.  We however do know what Sony seemed to expect out of this.  This year they have aimed for the family side of the living room during the holidays.  Well sony, we can now mark this game a complete failure so it's time to bundle it although honestly this is not the way I'd want to be introduced to sackboy personally.

7. Ninja Gaiden 3 - Metacritic 58 - Sold: 0.33k

Let's face it, this game just simply sucks.  i can't even say anything about this.  The salesreflects it's scores easily.  Ninja Gaiden is not known for this mess, however the only reason I did not rank this game higher on the list is because they somehwat redeemed themselves with the WiiU version. Still, Team Ninja, get your act together.  This is un-acceptable.

6. Sony Playstation All Stars Battle Royale -Metacritic 76 - Sold 0.17k

This was sony's biggest title of the year and has been probably one of the most hyped up games on the internet.  So really what happened with this game?  This game could pick up some slack over the coming weeks but so far it just stands as a mediocre game with lack luster sales. I mean this is a game people has been asking for for more than a decade.  The idea is brilliant but the presentation was dissapointing.

5. Sorcery - Metacritic 70 - Sold: 0.12k

Kresnik actually reminded me of this game so thank you Kresnik.  This has been hyped up to be the best move title since the debut of move at E3 a few years back.  Although it has been hyped to be the flagship of move titles it is a new IP as Kresnic says so we will cut it a little slack.  Still for this to be Playstation Move's Flagship, well that doesn't say too much about move.

4. Fable: The Journey - Metacritic 61 - Sold 0.08K

How this one just makes me laugh haha  So we have been hearing for years now from microsoft that kinect is amazing and we will show you the way to harcore players.  I never believed it in a second.  This is the other title that had nobody hyped and the score really says it all.  Microsoft you need to listen, stay away from hardcore games when it comes to kinect.  Not only did you hurt the franchise of Fable but it hasn't even sold well.  This is actually the lowest selling game on the list.  The only reason It isn't ranked higher is because it wasn't hyped at all.

3. Resident Evil 6 - Metacritic 67 - Sold: 3.29m

Resident Evil is one of the biggest franchises of all time.  It brought the survival horror genre to gaming!  So when a resident evil mainline game comes out, yeah you better believe people are paying attention.  This game has sold 3.29m across all systems!  That is pretty impressive for being on this list.  The problem is, well it's just not good.  Capcom, you just hurt your brand name game.  Yeah, good job. Raccoon City with it's amazing score of 52 did't really help either. Hey it's ok though, we still had Revelations this year.

2. Metal of Honor: Warfighter Metacritic: 58 - Sold: 1.21m

Metal of Honor: Warfighter continues to target the Call of Duty crowd with this entry.  The trailers looked good, the songs were good, the E3 demos were good, and the hype was great! Well up until the beta.  EA and Microsoft, thank you for the beta.  You saved me from buying this garbage. Sadly I forgot to tell one of my friends and he fell victim to EA.  I apologize.  Once again another title that has hurt its brand name and it also has set it's self back from competing with Call of Duty.

1. Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified - Metacritic 31 - Sold: 0.12k

Speaking of Call of Duty, well I'm pretty sure this game has been dubbed to be the Vita's savior.  Not only this but it's Call of Duty!  I'm not even going to say more.....




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Starhawk instead of AC3 Liberation.

Also, your numbers are pretty much two weeks out of date. Would have been better to make this thread tomorrow once we get new WW numbers - or - pull your figures from the 'global' tab on the game's page, rather than the main number, which hasn't been updated.

Kresnik said:
Starhawk instead of AC3 Liberation.

Also, your numbers are pretty much two weeks out of date. Would have been better to make this thread tomorrow once we get new WW numbers - or - pull your figures from the 'global' tab on the game's page, rather than the main number, which hasn't been updated.


I can update it.  You can notify me on anything I've missed but thank you, I will go back through this and update them as I can.



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JayWood2010 said:
Kresnik said:
Starhawk instead of AC3 Liberation.

Also, your numbers are pretty much two weeks out of date. Would have been better to make this thread tomorrow once we get new WW numbers - or - pull your figures from the 'global' tab on the game's page, rather than the main number, which hasn't been updated.


I can update it.  You can notify me on anything I've missed but thank you, I will go back through this and update them as I can.


Sorcery instead of Twisted Metal as well.  TM was a big franchise, but the previous entry (before the PS3 version) only sold 760k LTD, so it's not really that much down.  Debatable, of course.



Kresnik said:
JayWood2010 said:
Kresnik said:
Starhawk instead of AC3 Liberation.

Also, your numbers are pretty much two weeks out of date. Would have been better to make this thread tomorrow once we get new WW numbers - or - pull your figures from the 'global' tab on the game's page, rather than the main number, which hasn't been updated.


I can update it.  You can notify me on anything I've missed but thank you, I will go back through this and update them as I can.


Sorcery instead of Twisted Metal as well.  TM was a big franchise, but the previous entry (before the PS3 version) only sold 760k LTD, so it's not really that much down.  Debatable, of course.


Woah I forgot about sorcery!  That game has been hyped to be the best move game for years if its the game Im thinking of



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JayWood2010 said:


Woah I forgot about sorcery!  That game has been hyped to be the best move game for years if its the game Im thinking of


Yep, that one.  If I were making your list, I'd put it just behind Fable: The Journey.  Both hyped a fair bit, both failed to deliver, but Fable had IP recognition behind it making it more of a flop in my eyes.



007 Legends sold 157k with a metacritic of 45, considering the last Bond game got a 81 metacritic and sold almost 2.7 million copies

Hardcore=elitist casuals

Prediction: PS4 will be more powerful and cheaper than XBOX ONE

holy shit 5 out of 10 are Sony exclusives

By the way, it's "sales", not "sells". I realise English isn't everybody's first language, but I see a lot of confusion between these two words on VGChartz.

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Kresnik said:
By the way, it's "sales", not "sells". I realise English isn't everybody's first language, but I see a lot of confusion between these two words on VGChartz.


Thanks.  I updated with sorcery and changed sells to sales.  I always get confused with that word.



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