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DKC Tropical Freeze is a mainstream game

It should have sold better 156 48.00%
 
Sales proves nothing 76 23.38%
 
Sales = Metacritic 27 8.31%
 
I wanted DK64-2 61 18.77%
 
Total:320

DKC Tropical Freeze stock

 

In Japan, this week numbers made Nintendo CEO cry as loud as a train. The smashing 35k (MC) - 43k (Famitsu) figure posted wasn't the only subject to be worried, but also Wii U hardware bump, or the lack of that, as it went from 7k to 8k.

It's clear that Wii U situation is bad. And it's clear that DKC Tropical Freeze was the wrong game at the wrong time. We should try to remember the year 2010, when DKC Returns for Wii launched. The game sold extremely well, in fact, one of the biggest titles in Japan last generation on homeconsoles, but the reality is that it didn't move as many consoles as some expect because it sold on a established fanbase. Along that, Retro's output were almost perfect and DKC Returns was a fresh decision as it generated hype.

But this time is diferent. The situation is similar with New Super Mario Bros U, as the decline show us.

Retro PR teach us that they choose DK franchise over others ones, but sales have proved that consumers choice is to ignore the game.

Now it's time to see to the future. What should Retro need to do now?



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Pavolink said:

Retro PR teach us that they choose DK franchise over others ones, but sales have proved that consumers choice is to ignore the game.

If you are going to bring up a Metroid game, I can assure you, it would have sold just as badly, nevermind a new IP.

The blame for the sales failure is directed at the WiiU itself, not the game.



morenoingrato said:
Pavolink said:

Retro PR teach us that they choose DK franchise over others ones, but sales have proved that consumers choice is to ignore the game.

If you are going to bring up a Metroid game, I can assure you, it would have sold just as badly, nevermind a new IP.

The blame for the sales failure is directed at the WiiU itself, not the game.


I didn't mention Metroid. And Metroid is a franchise that can be limited by userbase. DK was according to some a mainstream 6M seller franchise on Wii, so userbase must not be a problem.



morenoingrato said:
Pavolink said:

Retro PR teach us that they choose DK franchise over others ones, but sales have proved that consumers choice is to ignore the game.

If you are going to bring up a Metroid game, I can assure you, it would have sold just as badly, nevermind a new IP.

The blame for the sales failure is directed at the WiiU itself, not the game.

A new Metroid would have had a lot more hype than another Donkey Kong. It might not have sold as well but it would have made a bigger impact on hardware. 



Sigs are dumb. And so are you!

Great game released on very unappealing hardware.

You're threads are always doom and gloom.

What's next on the chalkboard?

Either japanese gamers don`t want a sequel that feeks like the original game or PS4 coming soon might have add something to do with it.

Fusioncode said:
morenoingrato said:
Pavolink said:

Retro PR teach us that they choose DK franchise over others ones, but sales have proved that consumers choice is to ignore the game.

If you are going to bring up a Metroid game, I can assure you, it would have sold just as badly, nevermind a new IP.

The blame for the sales failure is directed at the WiiU itself, not the game.

A new Metroid would have had a lot more hype than another Donkey Kong. It might not have sold as well but it would have made a bigger impact on hardware. 

Other M first week was 45k

So, you can guess.

And I agree, a Metroid HD could have generated more hype than another DK.



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bubblegamer said:
What's next on the chalkboard?


Mario Kart 8.

On May 30th.