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To the wii owners with this game, can you see how many users are on the leaderboards? If you can't, could you make another account and just get 1kill to see how many users are playing, then check it each day to see how many more users are coming online. This should give you a pretty decent estimate of how many players have bought the game, and if its legs are staying the same or decreasing.



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I think the problem is that after this very luckluster year, a lot of core gamers who only owned the Wii probably bought a secondary console where there was at least something to play on. So obviously, multi-console owners, why would they buy a weaker version of the game? The will go for the better version and that's not the Wii version. Save for a few minority of hardcore Wii only owners, the Wii only owners are either casual or Nintendo fans. I just can't imagine a lot of hardcore gamers owning only the Wii after this year. Multiplat games will always perform poor on the Wii, that's what's going on.

Sales of this game will be attributed mainly to new Wii owners or that small hardcore minority. I can't see this game selling at all, it even bombed disastrously in the UK.



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I remember hearing 40% bandied about as the percentage of Wiis which are actually connected to the internet. Then you can add in the fact that some people will play the campaign before they go online, while others might only play the campaign and hate online multiplayer, etc.

Furthermore, almost no Wii game has explosive launch sales. A game which saw more preview videos released on Youtube than on Gametrailers certainly isn't going to jump out of the gates. I know we want to be able to compare 1st week Wii game sales with 1st week HD console game sales, but the patterns are dramatically and consistently different. We see it time and time again: You just can't judge the performance of a Wii game by 1st week sales.



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Well it definitely didn't do anywhere what I though it would do first week but it's doing better than MOHH2 did in its first week. Which of course isn't saying much but yea. I thought about 175k but it's looking more about 50k-100k. I had pointed out that it was very hard to predict simply because hype was hard to judge for the title.

So yea it's looking not so great but I'll give it a couple of weeks before I make judgment.



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Well can't say I'm surprised either because I knew it was either going to do something like this or possibly somewhere in the 100k-200k range. Just hype is hard to judge and looks like the 50k-100k is where it will be.

But once again I'll wait to see how it does with Black Friday week and go from there.



Chrizum...did you just post something less than glowingly optimistic for a wii game? Dammit, you are wrong I say! WAY off base, there are lots of reasons you are probably wrong, and I refuse to acknowledge that you might be right until VGchartz says something, and after that NPD, then I will either forget about this whole mess of a topic or explain why it's actually completely normal/expected/a good thing that it's sold so poorly compared to it's HD cousins. Now get out of my topic!



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The_vagabond7 said:
Chrizum...did you just post something less than glowingly optimistic for a wii game? Dammit, you are wrong I say! WAY off base, there are lots of reasons you are probably wrong, and I refuse to acknowledge that you might be right until VGchartz says something, and after that NPD, then I will either forget about this whole mess of a topic or explain why it's actually completely normal/expected/a good thing that it's sold so poorly compared to it's HD cousins. Now get out of my topic!

You're funny.

Though I think the topic remained quite civilized.



It's stayed civil enough, but there's a definite knee jerk reaction.



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Menago KF said:
You know, CoD isn't your typical day 1 purchase title. I would assume that it will sell a bunch during christmas, so don't fret just yet.

It's amazing all these Wii games that aren't day 1 purchases...

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