WiiFit was a title that surprised me. I never in a million years would have thought it would be the phenominon that it was and still is. I have never even seen it in action, nor do I have any of intention of ever doing so. That said, it sold 22million and counting. I was curious what you think will be the success of WiiFitU. I see a lot of people saying the fad is over and FitU won't have near the impact of previous entries in the series, and that it won't drive WiiU sales.
Since I have no interest in the game and don't know why people liked it in the first place, the best I can do is look at numbers:
WiiFit sold 22.73 million.
WiiFitPlus sold 21.03 million.
WiiFitPlus sold 1.05 million in 2012 alone.
Loooking at this info I can say several things. 1. WiiFit series was massive. 2. The sequal, released 2 years later, had great fan base retention at 92.5%. 3. The series still has decent intersest despite the last entry being 4 years old.
So where will WiiFitU go? Sometimes downward trends continue, sometimes series completely die, sometimes the 3rd part of a trilogy recaptures something from the original that was lost in the sequal and becomes the biggest title to date. Personally, I doubt FitU will bring something revolutionary that will recapture the original buzz. There is also competitin from options such as kinect. If marketed right, however, it could become something trendy again since people enjoyed the first one enough to buy the sequel. I think it will be big, slightly less big than the first two entries. What do you think?