Forums - Nintendo Discussion - SEGA says they probably won’t create more mature games for Wii, talks sales

jarrod said:
Xoj said:
jarrod said:
demonfox13 said:
PhantomLink said:
Vanillaware titles are not exactly mainstream, so I think that bashing Muramasa sales is completely wrong.

Doesn't change the fact that given the install base of the Wii and that alot of action/rpg lovers have the system it should have sold considerably more. I am not bashing Muramasa as far as quality because as I said, I would buy a Wii for that game and that game only (something Zelda will never make me do unless they do an Ocarina of Time remake). Look at Demon's Souls. How much more niche can you get than that and no euro release either with an even smaller install base to the Wii. Care to explain that one to me? You can also look at VC. Point that I am trying to make is wtf are Wii owners buying? A second copy of Wii sports? Another gimmick fitness game? You guys have some amazing titles that don't translate to sales when it easily can. Top seller is what Wii sports? lol. My "bash" is more of a frustration at seeing such quality titles go to "waste" when anyone who has a clue about gaming regardless of what system they own would pick up Muramasa in a heartbeat. Perhaps since I haven't owned a Ninty system since SNES, I am not blinded by JUST focusing on mario, metroid and zelda and that's why I could appreciate titles on YOUR system that break away from the typical franchises and that stay away from gimmicks. This isn't a bash on the Wii, on the contrary, it's a praise for being able to bring something different to the table. I also liked madworld as much as I liked Wet (both good games).

You can cherrypick on every system.  Why did Folklore and 3D Dot Game Heroes bomb on PS3 if action RPGs sell so well there.  Hell, the 3 best selling Japanese Action RPGs this gen (Zelda TP, MH3, Super Paper Mario) are all Wii games.

Muramasa is doing okay, comparably to the last similar game from this developer on PS2.  I'm not sure how you can really spin that?

until versus show up :p

Versus will probably outsell MH3.  It's a toss up between it and SPM.  No chance in hell it'll come close to Zelda though.

Very true because even if Zelda continues to show inferiority it just sells for name alone (Halo suffers from this syndrome, and lately Final Fantasy). You can show a picture of link on concept art and people will go crazy. I have yet to see a Zelda game that even comes remotely close to the brilliance of Ocarina of Time, although Majora's Mask was a fair attempt, and once I got past the horrible visuals of Windwaker (Viewtiful Joe looked better) the gameplay and just about everything did not convince me at all. At least TP tried something in the graphics department and the exploration side I guess. Zelda sales will be what shows how many casual gamers the Wii really has, as I have yet to see a diehard Ninty fan that wouldn't buy that game. If at the very LEAST Zelda sells close to HALF the install base in Japan like FFXIII seems to have done so far (notice I said nearly), then at least we know mostly core gamers bought the Wii in Japan.



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If you compare the sales of non M sega titles to the M rated ones on the wii .. you'll get what SEGA is saying. They sell millions of copies of mario and sonic, and sonic games on the wii.. heck even Super monkey ball sells well.

But in comparison none of the more Mature titles can compare. Not that M titles dont sell on the wii.. they simply dont sell as well as the more casual stuff they can put out there.

Simply put> we tried.we failed. now lets make "M"oney

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5 THINGS I'd like to see before i knock out:

a. a AAA 3D sonic title

b. a nintendo developed game that has a "M rating"

c. redesgined PS controller

d. SEGA back in the console business

e. M$ out of the OS business

arsenicazure said:
If you compare the sales of non M sega titles to the M rated ones on the wii .. you'll get what SEGA is saying. They sell millions of copies of mario and sonic, and sonic games on the wii.. heck even Super monkey ball sells well.

But in comparison none of the more Mature titles can compare. Not that M titles dont sell on the wii.. they simply dont sell as well as the more casual stuff they can put out there.

Simply put> we tried.we failed. now lets make "M"oney

Then they should focus on making M-rated games that will sell on the HD consoles for the Wii. Instead of picking up Niche titles. Secondly, Sega has not released very many M-rated games for the Wii. There is something called developing an audience. Gamers have to be feed with a steady supply of games in a particular genre in order to support said genre on a console. If Sega expects to sell M-rated games on the Wii then they need to build an audience. If they leave then they are saying that they do not want to sell their M rated products to an audience of over 60 million consumers. How dumb a business move is that. It's a very dumb move and makes no sense.



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