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We'll have to see.....



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darthdevidem said:
@Benkenobi88

the Ps3 hasn't done poorly.....just not what people expected....lol

OK I could say that to..

don't be in DENIAL!

WII did very badly for the SMG week, no doubts their

IF it was moving 60K + BEFORE, then why not in the week of SMG release

& we ALSO know it wasn;t supply constrained in the last month, so what of the leftover supply??

No, SMG just didn't do as people expected. Heck, people's predictions were impossible either way. Not enough copies shipped. They only shipped 500k - 600k copies.


@ darthdevidem

Extremely well said you deserve a round of applause....

 



I really don't know what's up with Japan this past month or two. I'd say that the Japanese were just shifting to handhelds, but keep in mind that the week after SMG's debut, FFTA2 on the DS - a game that was almost guaranteed to do at least 200k first-day based on the Final Fantasy name and the huge install base of the DS - didn't even break 100k first-day.

Maybe we're just in a slow season and SMG launched too early.



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Soriku said:
darthdevidem said:
@Benkenobi88

the Ps3 hasn't done poorly.....just not what people expected....lol

OK I could say that to..

don't be in DENIAL!

WII did very badly for the SMG week, no doubts their

IF it was moving 60K + BEFORE, then why not in the week of SMG release

& we ALSO know it wasn;t supply constrained in the last month, so what of the leftover supply??

 

No, SMG just didn't do as people expected. Heck, people's predictions were impossible either way. Not enough copies shipped. They only shipped 500k - 600k copies.

 

Poor excuse. If Nintendo knew and everyone knew it was a hit. They would of shipped millions of copies to retailers. FOR GOD SAKES ITS MARIO!!!!! So for them to only ship a little thats poor excuse. Sorry Soriku lost all your cool points with me.

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Garcian Smith said:
I really don't know what's up with Japan this past month or two. I'd say that the Japanese were just shifting to handhelds, but keep in mind that the week after SMG's debut, FFTA2 on the DS - a game that was almost guaranteed to do at least 200k first-day based on the Final Fantasy name and the huge install base of the DS - didn't even break 100k first-day.

Maybe we're just in a slow season and SMG launched too early.

 

I think they are shifting to the handheld market. And saying good by to the console.

You seem to be looking for the answer that the Wii did poorly, and SMG did poorly.

I honestly don't agree. I think it did fine, and it'll keep selling well. It didn't sell like expected, but like I said, Japan seems to be casual/handheld now.

I'm not trying to defend Wii or SMG or whatever...I'm saying why the game might have sold under expectations...and why I don't think it matters for NA and Europe.



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TP sold under expectations in Japan as well. Sucks I guess, but ultimately, it doesn't matter to me...I care about the NA market as that's where I live.



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@W29 & DmeisterJ

thanks

@soriku

well, once again that isn't the best of excuses

anyway that doesn't stop the game from being a REASON to buy the wii as we can see from the reviews..



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WII - 18.3 Million

Xbox 360 - 15 Million

Playstation 3 - 8.5 Million

@BenKenobi88

No I don't agree with you. Since the begining of this war it was like "When Super Mario Galaxy releases, it will dominate this holiday season and win over more Wii owners". Sure, did it?

hahaha, no. So now lets see what it does as far as lifetime since in Japan it didn't live up to expectations. North American it might be different than again, supply is low in America, and thats just going to piss off more consumers. Nintendo is in trouble.