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LordTheNightKnight said:
"and the game didn't flop, the legs are impressive"

Oh. My bad for not checking up on it. It's sold 210K already. Then again, Madworld and Conduit opened low, but have sales about 400K, and people still think they flopped.

I'm not calling this game a flop anymore, just that it had a really poor opening, and that people are still quick to judge Wii sales out of the gate, not long term. Look at how little recognition Mario Kart Wii gets for outselling GTA IV (both systems combined, and in every region now).

So it makes it clear the Wii didn't kill this game. The game just is niche, like every other "test" game that publishers boneheadedly think is more than niche (or know they are and are using this as an excuse not to support the Wii).

You always make it sound like Wii developement is as cheap as making NES games......

Totally ignore the fact that The Conduit, Madworld and Dead Space got a price cut like 5 weeks after release (in Europe often after 3 weeks). Next time I see a new multiplat HD game reaching 500k on each PS3 and 360, I'll claim a HUGE success, like you always do....



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"You always make it sound like Wii developement is as cheap as making NES games......"

No, that's how you're reading it. And if NES games required a few hundred thousand sales to make a profit, then PS2 games would have astronomical costs.

And it's not that sales that indicate Madworld and Conduit made a profit. Sega SAID so. And as for Extraction, I'm merely not calling it a flop, not calling it a huge success.

So don't pretend I claimed something other than I did.



A flashy-first game is awesome when it comes out. A great-first game is awesome forever.

Plus, just for the hell of it: Kelly Brook at the 2008 BAFTAs

There would be no point. Third parties will go to the next excuse on their list, journalists will ignore the flop (like they do with every HD flop), gamers will continue to believe core games can't sell on the Wii and support for the Wii will get no better. Doing 'market tests' on the 360 and PS3 are about as pointless as hoping Wii hits 50% market shares, either way the situation will not improve.

Let EA risk death. They and most big name 3rd parties deserve it.



steverhcp02 said:

Its strange as to why its happened, but the sales diminish with release dates moving from HOD 2/3 down to overkill down to dead space rather than sales based on user or critic ratings.

Why this happened is anyones guess but my own, but im inclined to believe that HoD 2/3 sold more because it was at a time when the wii was still in the "wow" timeframe and supply constrained, 2 years after release and sales went down as the wii demographic shifter.

Time crisis still has outsold all but HoD 2/3 even though thats by far the least enjoyable based on user and critic reviews. So its anyone guess, but ive explained my theory.

The answer is simple.  The genre is oversaturated.



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--OkeyDokey-- said:
I love everyone talks about one of the best Wii games last year as if it's some piece of crap and then go and defend shovelware like Just Dance just because it's selling well.

dead space extraction is really good, its sad barely anyone here played it.



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Er...

Probably been mentioned already, but neither PSWand nor Natal have cursor control.
EA should concern themselves about how they're going incorporate Natal in the Next Dead Space/MoH/BFBC games, rather than this rail shooter that nobody wanted.



 

gansito said:
--OkeyDokey-- said:
I love everyone talks about one of the best Wii games last year as if it's some piece of crap and then go and defend shovelware like Just Dance just because it's selling well.

dead space extraction is really good, its sad barely anyone here played it.


Probably would have helped if down here in Australia, it didnt cost $89-$99 and was actually stocked in decent quantities by retailers.



You must mean remake it as i don't want to play a ps3 game with wii graphix.



well of course this game would sell even worse on HD consoles.

1. on-rail shooter with analog sticks- FAIL

2.no online

3.graphics are too bad for HD console



LordTheNightKnight said:

EA should port Extraction to the HD system when the motion controls launch.

 

The Problem is: Natal is to improper and imprecise for shooter games. Sonys Wand may be accurate enough, but who wants a lamp in his hand when he is sitting in his dark room and wants to play a horror game.