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psrock said:
you are never out until the third strike. It will be a success one year from now.

What's considered a success?



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Lol Mr Goldeneye what does Mario Kart Wii have to do with hardcore sales?



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tuoyo said:
Lol Mr Goldeneye what does Mario Kart Wii have to do with hardcore sales?

I said core sales.  Are you saying that Mario Kart Wii isn't a core game?



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Red Steel 2 had ONE day to sell the first week in Sweden. 25 of March, that would be a Sunday, a day when (at least where I'm from) many shops are closed. VGChartz has the game on the 26th, Monday this week in Europe.

Does anybody now get my point why Red Steel 2 did not sell that good in Europe the first week?

That way the second (or first) week sales might be higher. Or it won't be. Anyhow, I just bought the game.



amp316 said:
psrock said:
you are never out until the third strike. It will be a success one year from now.

What's considered a success?


The numbers Ubisoft stated of course: 500,000 copies exactly. 499,998 would be a severe disappointment.

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amp316 said:
psrock said:
you are never out until the third strike. It will be a success one year from now.

What's considered a success?

Once the internet says so.

 



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SaviorX said:
amp316 said:
psrock said:
you are never out until the third strike. It will be a success one year from now.

What's considered a success?


The numbers Ubisoft stated of course: 500,000 copies exactly. 499,998 would be a severe disappointment.

...and if it sold 499,999 copies it would be just a disappointment and not THAT severe?



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It's very hard for games to bomb on the Wii, almost impossible. That's why the developers keep trying.



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psrock said:
amp316 said:
psrock said:
you are never out until the third strike. It will be a success one year from now.

What's considered a success?

Once the internet says so.

 


*talks in serious voice*

I still don't know if that'll be the case.  For this game not to sell as much as the original, which it is a big improvement over, it has to be looked as a disappointment to everyone but Ubisoft.  We know that they only expect the game to sell 500K.  

That's the new thing to do for developers.  Make your predictions for a game so low that you have a good chance of meeting them.   



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Red Steel 2 should have better legs than The Conduit because The Conduit is a bad game. But then again, Wii owners seem to prefer bad games. Tough call.