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Really, really Sad. mavelous is one of the few companies that try quality content and original things on the Wii.

In an unusually honest staff post [English translation/mention here] published on Marvelous Entertainment's Japanese blog for Little King's Story, the Tokyo-based publisher says it feels like crying over low game sales.

The post specifically points to sales for Wii titles such as No More Heroes, Rune Factory Frontier, Oboromuramasa (Muramasa: The Demon Blade), Harvest Moon: Waku Waku Animal March (Harvest Moon: Animal Parade), and Arc Rise Fantasia, the last three of which aren't releasing stateside until later this year.

According to Marvelous, the studio tried its best to foster those games despite time constraints and limited budgets, but all of them shipped very disappointing numbers. The author (who I'm presuming is managing director and Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada) admits, "I truly have teary eyes. I feel like crying."

The post goes on to say that the company's games that sell are really selling well despite the current market, remarking that the low numbers for those underperforming releases could be due to Marvelous' own failings in promoting them.

The publisher then pleads with Japanese gamers who are interested in purchasing Little King’s Story to put in preorders for the real-time strategy Wii title, as retailers will not take their game for display in their shops if the amount of preorders remains low. The title already released under joint venture Rising Star Games in Europe last April, where it has received high marks from most reviewers, and will ship under Xseed and Marvelous Entertainment USA in North America on July 21st.

http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2009/06/marvelous_tearyeyed_over_poor.php#more

 



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wow, i really feel deeply bad. this is depressing.



i hope they don't give up... a really like those games



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Such great games,deserving of much better sales.



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I agree, it makes me sad too to see those great games bomb one by one. Although I'm confused by No More Heroes being up there. Wasn't there a party to celebrate its succes? Isn't there a sequel coming?

Better promotion should help though.



Wow, that is pitiful.


Well, people cannot buy what they do not know exists. Plus, are these games what the consumers want, or what Marvelous wished to create? There is an extremely large difference.



Leatherhat on July 6th, 2012 3pm. Vita sales:"3 mil for COD 2 mil for AC. Maybe more. "  thehusbo on July 6th, 2012 5pm. Vita sales:"5 mil for COD 2.2 mil for AC."

The consumer buy what they want and that is the end of it.

Video games are a business,if they can't handle it....



Chrizum said:
I agree, it makes me sad too to see those great games bomb one by one. Although I'm confused by No More Heroes being up there. Wasn't there a party to celebrate its succes? Isn't there a sequel coming?

Better promotion should help though.


Is he making a sequel because of the succes or is he making a sequel because everything that he creates fail and hopes it becomes a succes makes you wonder.



 

Seriously, promote the game better. Put demos in people's hands, create street teams handing otu demos at public events, and stop crying.