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Analysis: First week CoD WaW Wii major flop, Medal of Honor breaks 500k

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mrstickball said:
Mummelmann said:

*If* the Wii version cannot manage to sell within 50% of the Playstation 3 version, I will gladly put in my sig that the Wii cannot sell 3rd party games to a 'core' audience.

Whoa! Easy there, partner. Let's...let's not do anything crazy now...somethings just aren't worth it man...

Knock yourself out, sport.

 



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Gamerace said:
I think the, somewhat sad, reality is, is that Wii owners who care about fragging people online already have a PS3/360/PC for that and would sooner buy CoDWaW for those systems for A) Better graphics and B) Way better online (more people, more content).

Someone would have to be a Wii only owner or Wii and low end/laptop PC owner so that Wii is the only option for thier CoD thrills to purchase the game. FPS fans love their graphics and frankly the Wii CoD while the online experience is lag free and lots of fun it's also very limited compared to even what 6 year old FPS games offer.

I think Conduit will sell better as it's Wii exclusive and IF it's good then people will buy it for their Wii. I think everyone would like at least one great FPS for Wii. Conduit will fill that market as it's the only Wii exclusive FPS and offers great visuals and 16 player online, lots of modes (according to claims) with WiiSpeak support. It's the one to get, not CoDWaW which is better elsewhere. (although Red Steel 2 could prove to be a better offering than Conduit)

Good post. I'd add one reason why you'd get the Wii version over the others, though, and that's controls. Still, lots of folks prefer graphics to controls, so you're on target.

BMaker11 said:

False.

Does that work out to be a double-negative, or was that just crappy editing? You decide!



Chrizum said:
xlost7 said:
I figured that. Medal of Honor Heroes has a standing ground on the Wii. Every since the release I figured Medal of Honor would be the only WWII FPS that would make good use of the Wii. I haven't played the game yet. But I can tell buy reviews that Medal of Honor Heroes is better than Call of Duty: World at War Wii version.

Having played both, I can tell World at War is much, much better than Medal of Honor in the multiplayer department. Graphics and sound are about equal, but World at War's online multiplayer is really good.

That's why I'm so disappointed most Wii owners are seemingly ignoring this game, probably thinking it's another bad PS2 port, which it isn't.

I would give World at War the edge in the graphics department - even with Medal of Honor running a 60fps with tons of bloom.  The models look a lot better in the former and it has a much grittier look all around that's a bit more aesthetically pleasing in my opinion.  I agree that WaW crushes MOHH2 in multiplayer hands down - even without 32-players.

I don't think the game flopped as big as you think it did.  Of course, I'm not doing any of the analysis that you've done with the number of online accounts. 

How much do you guys think would be a reasonable amount of copies sold for the Wii version?

 



so Medal of Honor Heroes 2 sold 500,000, why is it not tracked by the site!?
btw, it sold well!! : )



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Chrizum, I think this is a really inaccurate way to estimate game sales. Consider the ratio of other games sold to amount of people online/online accounts on the Wii. It is no news that a wide majority of Wii owners don't really take their Wii online. Hell, Im an old school gamer and I'm one of those people. I don't care much for online gaming in such a genre. Since the game is new, it might simply be the fact that people are playing through the single player game. We will have to wait and see what the sales numbers say, but I think that its a lot better, and likely not a flop at all.



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well i think that in general wii is a lot better at selling exclusive titles than multiplats



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noname2200 said:
Gamerace said:
I think the, somewhat sad, reality is, is that Wii owners who care about fragging people online already have a PS3/360/PC for that and would sooner buy CoDWaW for those systems for A) Better graphics and B) Way better online (more people, more content).

Someone would have to be a Wii only owner or Wii and low end/laptop PC owner so that Wii is the only option for thier CoD thrills to purchase the game. FPS fans love their graphics and frankly the Wii CoD while the online experience is lag free and lots of fun it's also very limited compared to even what 6 year old FPS games offer.

I think Conduit will sell better as it's Wii exclusive and IF it's good then people will buy it for their Wii. I think everyone would like at least one great FPS for Wii. Conduit will fill that market as it's the only Wii exclusive FPS and offers great visuals and 16 player online, lots of modes (according to claims) with WiiSpeak support. It's the one to get, not CoDWaW which is better elsewhere. (although Red Steel 2 could prove to be a better offering than Conduit)

Good post. I'd add one reason why you'd get the Wii version over the others, though, and that's controls. Still, lots of folks prefer graphics to controls, so you're on target.

Yeah, I had meant to mention controls.  I'm definately one of those oldschoolers who grew up with FPS on PC and can't stand to use the inferior dual analog, but CoDWaW is on PC for those purists - still a far superior offering than on Wii.  IF CoDWaW used the Wii-mote in more unique ways to make the Wii version stand out on it's own, then it might be a different story.    Red Steel 2 has a real chance there if they can make it the game we thought the original was going to be.  And definately, must have split-screen online multiplayer is Ubisoft knows what's good for it.

 



 

BengaBenga said:
Chrizum said:
BengaBenga said:
I think the game sold much more than 60.000 worldwide. Wii gamers are probably not the typical online gamers. I'd put the amount of gamers that makes an online acount in the first 3 days at around 1 in 5, which would mean closer to 100.000 first week, which is fine. Wii games have longer legs and I'm sure this game will reach 500k over the holidays.

This is an interesting post. You say 1 in 5 WaW owners are avid online players, correct? I'm thinking it's closer to 1 in 3, but it will be interesting to see how much the game will sell in its first 2 weeks (I myself am doubting it will break 100k even in 2 weeks).

 

Well, it's not like hardcore online gamers would buy this for Wii...Single player would for most people be the first station. Hell, I had to take a few days before I started Mario Kart online.
Plus I don't know how the online system works for this game. You might even only see the acounts of a certain region.

CoD 3 sold more on Wii then on PS3, and while I don't expect that to happen CoD:WaW will definitely do well. It will certainly sell more then CoD 3, which was a crappy game.


Last time I checked CoD3 sales were imcomplete for all systems, has there been an update? A little OT but I'm always amazed at how far behind the Wii online system is compared to PSN and especially Live, it reminds me of the PS2 sucky online.