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

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MoH:H2 is a great game. That might explain it.



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I have the absolute best graphics version of WaW (PC) but I still choose Wii because the controls are fun.

Like amp316 said, I have not yet gone online.



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mrstickball said:
trestres said:
@mrstickball: Instead of horribly trolling, read my post. I think you may find some answers there.

So that would mean that 3rd party multi-plat games will always perform poorly on the Wii, as per your statement, right? That is, unless your average 'core/hardcore' gamer suddenly buys a Wii, and plays it exclusively.

Of course, that doesn't take into account the exclusive failures such as Zak & Wiki, No More Heroes, and others.

Right, most 3rd party HD/Wii multi-plat games will do poorly on the Wii, because the games' values are better served on the HD versions. If you look at any exceptions, like Guitar Hero or Tiger Woods, it's obviously because graphics/online don't matter as much, or the Wiimote is by far the superior control scheme.

Personally, I don't have any HD/Wii multiplat games. They tend to suck (IMO), and I already have an HD console anyway. Notice how nearly all the top highest rated Wii games aren't on HD platforms. Hell, I support IW's decision of leaving the Wii out of the CoD loop.

As for the last line, it's more of the same old garbage... No More Heroes, a failure? It's Suda51's most successful game, and they're planning a sequel, so that makes sense. Zack & Wiki flopped? It's a Japanese adventure point & click game. Tell me, when was the last time those games ever sold well? Look at Tales of Vesperia for the 360, a game in a more popular genre with a much bigger budget, and it's a proven IP. The game looks like it'll sell even less, what does that tell you?



Ouch mrstickball, I expected better from you. You've been corrected by some people by now, but I can only agree with them.

Zack and Wiki and No More Heroes are both big successes. I mean, you've been here a long time, how can you possibly think otherwise?



No More Heroes may have been Suda 51s best game, but it sold like garbage considering how good people rate it.


It only made profit (apparently) since the game was pretty crap. Wasn't much effort put into any of it, except the bosses.



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KylieDog said:
No More Heroes may have been Suda 51s best game, but it sold like garbage considering how good people rate it.


It only made profit (apparently) since the game was pretty crap. Wasn't much effort put into any of it, except the bosses.

It sold good considering how good it could have sold. That's the only thing you have to ask yourself when deciding how good a game sold: "what was the game's sales potential?" In the case if No More Heroes, it basically fulfilled that potential fantastically.



...So 450,000 and 360,000 units (Z&W then NMH) are considered major 3rd party successes? I was just using 2 of the better-reviewed games that had sub-par sales on the Wii. If both were successes, what about the PS3/X360 games that had similar reviews (80%+) that managed to sell millions like Dead Rising, or Saints Row?

Could also go with:

Madden 09 (360,000)
de Blob (200,000)
Fifa 09 (190,000)
Geometry Wars: Galaxies (70,000)
Trauma Center: New Blood (150,000 + PAL)

Just for a few of the higher rated 3rd party games in the Wii library that didn't perform too well for sales.



Back from the dead, I'm afraid.

mrstickball said:
...So 450,000 and 360,000 units (Z&W then NMH) are considered major 3rd party successes? I was just using 2 of the better-reviewed games that had sub-par sales on the Wii. If both were successes, what about the PS3/X360 games that had similar reviews (80%+) that managed to sell millions like Dead Rising, or Saints Row?

Could also go with:

Madden 09 (360,000)
de Blob (200,000)
Fifa 09 (190,000)
Geometry Wars: Galaxies (70,000)
Trauma Center: New Blood (150,000 + PAL)

Just for a few of the higher rated 3rd party games in the Wii library that didn't perform too well for sales.

You're pushing it, man. Madden, Blob and Fifa still have the majority of sales ahead of them, and you know it. Geometry sales are awful, I'll give you that, but it was horribly overpriced (€40) and it should've been WiiWare.

It seems I also have to remind you of the difference in development costs between Wii and HD consoles: they are enormous.



medal of honor heroes is awesome, if it was a bit longer and had some Call of Duty style missions could be one of the best shooters... : (

at least EA must be very happy with the sales!



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mrstickball said:
...So 450,000 and 360,000 units (Z&W then NMH) are considered major 3rd party successes? I was just using 2 of the better-reviewed games that had sub-par sales on the Wii. If both were successes, what about the PS3/X360 games that had similar reviews (80%+) that managed to sell millions like Dead Rising, or Saints Row?

Could also go with:

Madden 09 (360,000)
de Blob (200,000)
Fifa 09 (190,000)
Geometry Wars: Galaxies (70,000)
Trauma Center: New Blood (150,000 + PAL)

Just for a few of the higher rated 3rd party games in the Wii library that didn't perform too well for sales.

 

Well THQ said that De Blob is already a commercial success, game will continue selling without a doubt.

 

Madden 09 outsold 08 in every week, and it will continue to sell steadily (even with that stupid box art)

Medal of Honor:H2 500 000 copies of PSP bulid game, this is a massive success especially when this franchise has been doing poorly lately.

Developers of Z&W, Boom Blox, NMH and etc. etc. all have stated that those games were profitable and were a financial successes. I just dont get why people still go on about those games not selling, especially considering how Niche NMH and Z&W are.

But i wish that shopes in the UK would stop bundling Wii with Carnival Games, i cant look at it in the charts anymore.