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DKC Tropical Freeze is a mainstream game

It should have sold better 156 47.85%
 
Sales proves nothing 76 23.31%
 
Sales = Metacritic 27 8.28%
 
I wanted DK64-2 62 19.02%
 
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Lyrikalstylez said:
wow, you know nintendo is in trouble when even nintendo fans arent buying your games

I mean the already small list just keeps getting crossed out with each title, Im afraid mario kart will be the same

You afraid?...yeah sure...



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I dont know what you expected. I expected DKCTF to sell well, but it is not a system seller. The Wii U already has some great plattformers, people who want those already got the system. Mk8 and Smash Bros. will be system sellers though (hopefully). Nothing surprising for me here.



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Or maybe people have had enough of platformers?

Retro could have been more innovative with tropical freeze instead of making a similar style game.



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Rogerioandrade said:
Was it supposed to move consoles ??? pffffff...

The previous entry sold a million units in Japan. So yes it should have done a lot better. 

Anyone with common sense knows 90% of Wii games sold better thanks to well..the Wii. 

I'm a believer that SW sells HW, but in many many Wii games, HW sold SW.



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bubblegamer said:
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At this point nothing will turn the tides for the Wii U. Consumers aren't interested and there are no ambitious games: New Super Mario Bros, 3D World, Zelda, Donkey Kong - these are all "save" sequels. Nothing exciting to be seen. With the Wii Nintendo was bold: Wii Sports was huge, Wii Fit was huge, motion controls were new and inviting. The Wii U should be called "anti-Wii", really.

I hope people will stop demanding "hardcore" games from Nintendo at this point. Every single hardcore game failed, the only decent seller is New Super Mario Bros. U (and Wii Party U in Japan) and that certainly is no "hardcore" game. Nintendo designed the Wii U to attract the core gamers and the console failed miserably.



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areason said:
Or maybe people have had enough of platformers?

Retro could have been more innovative with tropical freeze instead of making a similar style game.

Coming from 1st party games...only NSMBU and 3D World (3 if you want to count Super Luigi U which is a DLC)

Counting 3rd party...only 2 more: Sonic Lost Worlds and Rayman Lengends.

In any case, why have people not had enough of FPS? genres matter very little.



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osed125 said:
Fusioncode said:
Rogerioandrade said:
Was it supposed to move consoles ??? pffffff...

The previous entry sold a million units in Japan. So yes it should have done a lot better. 

Anyone with common sense knows 90% of Wii games sold better thanks to well..the Wii. 

I'm a believer that SW sells HW, but in many many Wii games, HW sold SW.


Me too, but I wonder if we´re looking at a unique situation here, where (for X number of reasons) the hardware itself is so unappealing, that it´s beyond 'salvation' even with great (at least, what we consider great) software.



Its a platformer in a sea of platformers. Its a great game no doubt, but I feel like people are getting a little tired of the same genre being pushed on the Wii U.