My first post was just stating the obvious. How many previous games where one of their biggest platforms was a console with not 1, but 2 succesors, have actually sold well overall?
It's a bad thing, fact. It shows that the audience has largely stopped gaming (obvious due to the massive decline in sales) or has mostly not moved on to newer consoles (and given that there's been 2 succesors already probably won't either). So yeah, the franchise may not literally be dead, but compared to the juggernaut that it once was it most certainly is.
Your first post however was just an attack on me. You didn't try to counter my position, because you can't. I mean, will the game even sell 1m across 4 platforms? From a franchise that could once sell 10m+ on a single platform? How can you not call that dead? Nope, you just attacked my motives for posting. But guess what, this is still a sales forum, people are going to comment on sales and when sales have declined massively people are going to make negative posts about that. It doesn't mean they hate a game or want it to fail, they're just pointing out the obvious decline that it's experienced.
@Ka-pi96, I'll be completely honest. I attacked your position because I felt that it was lazy. Just because the game didn't sell on newer consoles, and that people are still playing it on old consoles doesn't make it dead. Your argument is that it only sold approximately 1 million and that it is not hot because you're comparing it to sales during the Wii craze is relative logic (it's closer to 1.5 million by the way) . Ask yourself, how many games sell 1.5 million units? Even if accross 4 consoles, the profits all go to the same maker since royalties are competitive across manufacturers.
Ask yourself also how much margins are made, how much the game must have costed to make (given barely any changes in core architecture and yearly releases). Ask yourself if it is dead after all. Ask yourself if your first opinion was not a little biased. Perhaps you don't care, and if you don't, all the power to you. But for me, it puts you in a category of posters who post without thinking. I don't enjoy reading posts that don't make sense of what is happening. Here, to me, the reality is that the Wii produced a feat. This is important to recognize if you want to make any sense of what works in the market, to help you gain better perspective in discussions about sales. I'm not even talking about console wars here, I'm talking about discussing sales of video games, business, strategy, appeal, value. I'm talking about sales, as in vgchartz, the reason we all came here. I feel bad for jumping on you, I do that sometimes and I think I should fix that, but now at least you know what's up.