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If it does not sell well i am not really suprised, it is a unknown game to the public even to gamers, there was no hype behind it of any type. Platformers are not that popular anymore, plus there are arleady quality platforming offerings on that platform.

I havent seen any advertising, well Wii games have tremendous legs maybe this game will follow the trend.



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Game race this is a rather lame thread cause you probably did not really got the point I wanted to make. I'm not gonna do a big depression over MM not selling well. What is annoying me is more the fact that video game sites just passed over this one like many other games. MM is here mostly as an exemple of how so many games are ovelooked for big blockbusters by the video game medias. They should not descriminate a game because you play as a no name mushroom and that it is not call Prince of Persia. Just compare the number of reviews between MM and other game with equivalent score released in the same period of time.

Of course MM bombed or appears to have bombed because no one cares about. This is purely logical... But at least reviewers should give the same level of attention to this kind of game to any other.

I'm not trying to change the world here. Just saying that not only mainstream games should get all the coverage. And yes some are gonna buy MM over Mario galaxy or just buy both. There is some people who prefer Raging Bull over Rocky and you can't deniy that.



Platformings not popular? Whoever said that is obviously mentally deranged. Too much virtual violence blunts the senses.

Super Mario Galaxy dude? Little Big Planet dude? You paying attention dude?

 

topic - Well it did just launch last week yeah? But you are correct, Ok so who of these two companies would you be more likely to heavily promote, One, its got tons of appeal and is selling tons of games for your particular viewing / reading demographic, or Two, Tons of appeal and is selling tons of games to 90% of the people who don't read or see your website.

 

 

 



“When we make some new announcement and if there is no positive initial reaction from the market, I try to think of it as a good sign because that can be interpreted as people reacting to something groundbreaking. ...if the employees were always minding themselves to do whatever the market is requiring at any moment, and if they were always focusing on something we can sell right now for the short term, it would be very limiting. We are trying to think outside the box.” - Satoru Iwata - This is why corporate multinationals will never truly understand, or risk doing, what Nintendo does.

This game could do 100k without any problem, yet. If it really picks up, it could do 300-500k

Never discount a Wii game on its first week sales. Also, with such low sales, VGChartz are more often off than not.

You cannot really say if this game bombed or not until week 10 the earliest.

See Stof's Wee Tiny sales thread. Or whatever it's called...



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Platformers are not a very popular Genre today (compared to other), Mario is a different Story because it is a Mario its an Icon.

LBP is selling all right, but look how much money was put into Advertising and How much hype itd had.

Look at sales of recent platformers of the Wii all decent: Wario Land, De Blob etc. etc. but they will never produce sales of shooters etc. etc.



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Ok,Shooters were never capable of this current level of detail and complexity in the past. And we can see it right now anyway, shooters are a very slowly dying breed.

Platformers were perfected for their 2d origins in the eighties clearly but to say that theyre not popular is really inaccurate i think. Sony would not be risking it otherwise

Now the question is whether MS and Sony made the mistake of over complicating the 'platformer' last month. Personally the more MM9's they do the better.

Im psyched for DK GC4W. Another 2d platformer to teach some lessons.



“When we make some new announcement and if there is no positive initial reaction from the market, I try to think of it as a good sign because that can be interpreted as people reacting to something groundbreaking. ...if the employees were always minding themselves to do whatever the market is requiring at any moment, and if they were always focusing on something we can sell right now for the short term, it would be very limiting. We are trying to think outside the box.” - Satoru Iwata - This is why corporate multinationals will never truly understand, or risk doing, what Nintendo does.

btw Mushroom Men DS is 2D



“When we make some new announcement and if there is no positive initial reaction from the market, I try to think of it as a good sign because that can be interpreted as people reacting to something groundbreaking. ...if the employees were always minding themselves to do whatever the market is requiring at any moment, and if they were always focusing on something we can sell right now for the short term, it would be very limiting. We are trying to think outside the box.” - Satoru Iwata - This is why corporate multinationals will never truly understand, or risk doing, what Nintendo does.

Lolcislaw said:
Platformers are not a very popular Genre today (compared to other), Mario is a different Story because it is a Mario its an Icon.

LBP is selling all right, but look how much money was put into Advertising and How much hype itd had.

Look at sales of recent platformers of the Wii all decent: Wario Land, De Blob etc. etc. but they will never produce sales of shooters etc. etc.

 

HONESTLY, Why do you feel the need to bash on LittleBigPlanet? It can't just be considered a good game. It's an over advertised game. Just leave it alone for christs sake.

Otherwise, Platformers are NOT dead. This is just by a very minor company that doesn't exactly scream "amazing" with their projects in most cases. Other then that, I do agree with your last sentence.



megaman79 said:
Ok,Shooters were never capable of this current level of detail and complexity in the past. And we can see it right now anyway, shooters are a very slowly dying breed.

Platformers were perfected for their 2d origins in the eighties clearly but to say that theyre not popular is really inaccurate i think. Sony would not be risking it otherwise

Now the question is whether MS and Sony made the mistake of over complicating the 'platformer' last month. Personally the more MM9's they do the better.

Im psyched for DK GC4W. Another 2d platformer to teach some lessons.

DK GC4W? O.o



axumblade said:
Lolcislaw said:
Platformers are not a very popular Genre today (compared to other), Mario is a different Story because it is a Mario its an Icon.

LBP is selling all right, but look how much money was put into Advertising and How much hype itd had.

Look at sales of recent platformers of the Wii all decent: Wario Land, De Blob etc. etc. but they will never produce sales of shooters etc. etc.

 

HONESTLY, Why do you feel the need to bash on LittleBigPlanet? It can't just be considered a good game. It's an over advertised game. Just leave it alone for christs sake.

Otherwise, Platformers are NOT dead. This is just by a very minor company that doesn't exactly scream "amazing" with their projects in most cases. Other then that, I do agree with your last sentence.

Wow i dont really know where do you see LBP bashing? I know it is a good interesting game, and i never bashed it's quality/

i'm just saying that Sony had to put a LOT of Effort into getting sales that it gets, massive hype, media campaign. I think you should stop looking for conspiracies or attacks on PS3 software, because there was no such thing in my post, i just said that platformers are not that much of a popular genre (and i really do enjoy them personally), chill out.