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MANUELF said:
Even though this month should be entertaining nothing can ever top NPD April 2008

 That was truly a hilarious thread. I wasn't even a member here yet reading that one.
 



Bet between Slimbeast and Arius Dion about Wii sales 2009:


If the Wii sells less than 20 million in 2009 (as defined by VGC sales between week ending 3d Jan 2009 to week ending 4th Jan 2010) Slimebeast wins and get to control Arius Dion's sig for 1 month.

If the Wii sells more than 20 million in 2009 (as defined above) Arius Dion wins and gets to control Slimebeast's sig for 1 month.

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Who knows, Cabela might actually be a fun game. It's obviously doing something right for the sales it's getting.



MW2 overtracked. quote me ;)



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mhsillen said:
Javaupdate said:
Cabela's big game hunter 2010? Really? Sigh. Nerf n Strike Elite? How can people say quality software sells on Wii?

X360 dominatiiiiion combo breaker over Ps3 in the to 20..9 vs 4.

You don't like then don't buy it

 

A market actually likes those games.

 

So your saying the games you play that kill things are so much better?

No I'm pretty sure he would also be upset about Haze being in the top 30 charts.

And I share his opinion.

A Cabela game selling 400k in one month is just a shame.

 

Why isn't Silent Hill Shattered Memories on the list ? Where's A Boy and his Blob or Rabbids Go Home ?



Arius Dion said:
MANUELF said:
Even though this month should be entertaining nothing can ever top NPD April 2008

 That was truly a hilarious thread. I wasn't even a member here yet reading that one.

http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=26849&page=1

For the uninitiated amongst us, or for those looking to pass the time in the lead up to today's NPD announcement.

I have high hopes 2010 might bring us another joyfest of this calibre.



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Barozi said:
mhsillen said:
Javaupdate said:
Cabela's big game hunter 2010? Really? Sigh. Nerf n Strike Elite? How can people say quality software sells on Wii?

X360 dominatiiiiion combo breaker over Ps3 in the to 20..9 vs 4.

You don't like then don't buy it

 

A market actually likes those games

 

A Cabela game selling 400k in one month is just a shame.

 Why isn't Silent Hill Shattered Memories on the list ? Where's A Boy and his Blob or Rabbids Go Home ?

1).  The Cabela game is actually pretty decent.  I'm sure you haven't tried it.

2).  Rabbids will be a million seller eventually.  A Boy and his Blob and Shattered Memories don't appeal to a big enough audience.  Notice you didn't see Silent Hill: Homecoming set the charts on fire either.



Should be interesting.

As for the Big Game hunter thing...

Not something i'd want.

However the Wii actually makes that franchise worth playing on home consoles i'd imagine since it'd let it replicate the arcade franchise a lot better then the PS2 did.

Wonder if Bass fishing games are getting a huge rise too.



Kenology said:
Barozi said:
mhsillen said:
Javaupdate said:
Cabela's big game hunter 2010? Really? Sigh. Nerf n Strike Elite? How can people say quality software sells on Wii?

X360 dominatiiiiion combo breaker over Ps3 in the to 20..9 vs 4.

You don't like then don't buy it

 

A market actually likes those games

 

A Cabela game selling 400k in one month is just a shame.

 Why isn't Silent Hill Shattered Memories on the list ? Where's A Boy and his Blob or Rabbids Go Home ?

1).  The Cabela game is actually pretty decent.  I'm sure you haven't tried it.

2).  Rabbids will be a million seller eventually.  A Boy and his Blob and Shattered Memories don't appeal to a big enough audience.  Notice you didn't see Silent Hill: Homecoming set the charts on fire either.

1). I never said it was bad. But decent doesn't equal good. And when not even good games can get to 400k in a month, decent games shouldn't either.

2). Were talking about NPD here. Rabbids did not perform good there. Poor excuses for A Boy and his Blob and Shattered Memories.

I didn't know that shooting animals in a video game is more popular than playing a horror game or a platformer. Especially on the Wii.

And no Silent Hill Homecoming did not sell good. You wanna know the reason ? Because it was only decent.



Barozi said:
Kenology said:
Barozi said:
mhsillen said:
Javaupdate said:
Cabela's big game hunter 2010? Really? Sigh. Nerf n Strike Elite? How can people say quality software sells on Wii?

X360 dominatiiiiion combo breaker over Ps3 in the to 20..9 vs 4.

You don't like then don't buy it

 

A market actually likes those games

 

A Cabela game selling 400k in one month is just a shame.

 Why isn't Silent Hill Shattered Memories on the list ? Where's A Boy and his Blob or Rabbids Go Home ?

1).  The Cabela game is actually pretty decent.  I'm sure you haven't tried it.

2).  Rabbids will be a million seller eventually.  A Boy and his Blob and Shattered Memories don't appeal to a big enough audience.  Notice you didn't see Silent Hill: Homecoming set the charts on fire either.

1). I never said it was bad. But decent doesn't equal good. And when not even good games can get to 400k in a month, decent games shouldn't either.

2). Were talking about NPD here. Rabbids did not perform good there. Poor excuses for A Boy and his Blob and Shattered Memories.

I didn't know that shooting animals in a video game is more popular than playing a horror game or a platformer. Especially on the Wii.

And no Silent Hill Homecoming did not sell good. You wanna know the reason ? Because it was only decent.

1) What deserves to sell more... a game that's better constructed... or a game that's going to be fun for more people.

interestingly consumer perception greatly influences how much people enjoy a game.  You'd be surprised how little the tangeable aspects of a game matters once you've made a game thats "good enough."  The same is true for any product really.

 



Just two hours left. I'll throw a couple of random predictions and see how many I got right when numbers are out.

Wii on spot
X360 on spot
PSP on spot
DS overtracked
PS3 undertracked

Killzone 2 undertracked
NSMBWii on spot
Madden games undertracked
MKWii overtracked
Wii Fit + undertracked
MW undertracked
Zelda overtracked
Halo overtracked