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Wonderbook: Book of Spells had a surprisingly good holiday considering what it is......a book periphiral that requires the Playstation Move. Just look at how its sales this holiday season.

17th November 2012 1 13,855 N/A 13,855
24th November 2012 2 22,039 59.1% 35,894
01st December 2012 3 44,353 101.2% 80,247
08th December 2012 4 80,748 82.1% 160,995
15th December 2012 5 73,261 -9.3% 234,256
22nd December 2012 6 80,418 9.8% 314,674

Game went from a measly 13k opening week to sell 80k on Christmas week. Who knows how well it'll perform these coming months. Now that the Wonderbook is out there, will future games for it sell better than Book of Spells or was this just a one-hit-wonder? Which game should Sony release next?

I myself think that this is Sony's USP(unique selling point) that will distinguish it from Kinect and Wii U. If they are smart they will try and get bigger IP and maybe even carry this over to the PS4.

If you're interested more on Wonderbook here are some early prototypes of Dr. Frankenstein, Hansel and Gretel, and The Little Prince! 



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It could've became huge if it was released a couple of years ago, but it's too late in the gen for ANYTHING to grow substantially.



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I don't see why it shouldn't. Wonderbook easily is one of the most interesting games released last year.

EDIT: It certainly would deserve it



J.K. Rowling was a BIG reason it sold as well as it did. I don't see it going far at all. It's a toy and kids play with toys, get board and move on.

well i think this can be pretty profitable for sony, i dont think these takes much money to develop. i would say this is already making profit for them, add with that the people who are buying moves for this Sony might be on to something. hopefully with other books releasing this will continue to grow

 

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I heard its actually pretty descent but like someone else said. A few years ago, or as a Move launch game this would have been much bigger. This type of gimmicky product doesn't work anymore because we've already seen this type of augmented reality technology many times now.

kain_kusanagi said:
J.K. Rowling was a BIG reason it sold as well as it did. I don't see it going far at all. It's a toy and kids play with toys, get board and move on.

There's no reason why they can't get more J.K. Rowling. Maybe a Harry Potter game? That would sell much better than Book of Spells IMO.

Anyway this is how stuff gets big, it sells to a niche group of people and from there word of mouth spreads and then it suddenly becomes mainstream. Harry Potter is probably as mainstream as you can get.



man-bear-pig said:

It could've became huge if it was released a couple of years ago, but it's too late in the gen for ANYTHING to grow substantially.

You don't think Sony can carry this over to the next-gen?

PS3 still has a good 2 years left. Who will be buying PS3 once its cheap and affordable? Families. Wonderbook is the perfect end-of-cycle marketing tool.



kain_kusanagi said:
J.K. Rowling was a BIG reason it sold as well as it did. I don't see it going far at all. It's a toy and kids play with toys, get board and move on.


this hasnt sold to all the kids yet, there is still a very big market it can reach and sony should try and reach it

ohh and btw. its bored*



 

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I'm surprised it sold as many as it did already.

I'm pretty sure it'll continue to sell a bit in the next few years as the PS3 gets cheaper.