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Curiously, most of Nintendo’s didn’t; Mario didn’t, Zelda didn’t, Metroid didn’t, Pokémon didn’t, Kirby didn’t.. Nintendo games disappoint confirmed?



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S.Peelman said:
Curiously, most of Nintendo’s didn’t; Mario didn’t, Zelda didn’t, Metroid didn’t, Pokémon didn’t, Kirby didn’t.. Nintendo games disappoint confirmed?

Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda got sequels that were completely different games from the originals (and were a lot worse than the originals).

I don't know why Metroid outsold Metroid 2... I hate Metroid in B&W and maybe the Game Boy audience wasn't familiarized with the first game, that might have something to do.

Pokémon Gold & Silver came out for the GBC, that sold much less than the original Game Boy.

I don't really know the Kirby franchise so I won't comment on that.



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CaptainExplosion said:
killeryoshis said:
There a lot of games actually that did that. Games are not like movies in that they don't tend to drop off after the original thing. Usually, a game sequel only does worse if the first game is bad or disappointing.

Xenoblade 2 comes to mind. Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest did as well.

Did you just call Donkey Kong Country 2 disappointing?

Never played it but I am pretty sure it declined because it released in 1995 on the SNES rather than its quality. 



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Landale_Star said:

Uncharted 2 and Halo 2 spring to mind.

Oh and Sonic 2.

Sonic 2 didn't sell half of what Sonic sold.



BraLoD said:
Landale_Star said:

Uncharted 2 and Halo 2 spring to mind.

Oh and Sonic 2.

Sonic 2 didn't sell half of what Sonic sold.

As far as I'm aware Sonic 2 was the best selling Megadrive game though maybe including pack-in sales the first game surpasses it.



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Landale_Star said:
BraLoD said:

Sonic 2 didn't sell half of what Sonic sold.

As far as I'm aware Sonic 2 was the best selling Megadrive game though maybe including pack-in sales the first game surpasses it.

Sonic 2 sold over 6M copies, Sonic sold over 15M.

EDIT: yeah, hard to say how many copies were bundled or not.

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killeryoshis said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Did you just call Donkey Kong Country 2 disappointing?

Never played it but I am pretty sure it declined because it released in 1995 on the SNES rather than its quality. 

Well, that was the year PlayStation hit the West.



LuccaCardoso1 said:
S.Peelman said:
Curiously, most of Nintendo’s didn’t; Mario didn’t, Zelda didn’t, Metroid didn’t, Pokémon didn’t, Kirby didn’t.. Nintendo games disappoint confirmed?

Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda got sequels that were completely different games from the originals (and were a lot worse than the originals).

I don't know why Metroid outsold Metroid 2... I hate Metroid in B&W and maybe the Game Boy audience wasn't familiarized with the first game, that might have something to do.

Pokémon Gold & Silver came out for the GBC, that sold much less than the original Game Boy.

I don't really know the Kirby franchise so I won't comment on that.

On the other hand super Mario bros 3 did outstanding! Also TMNT 2 for Nintendo comes to mind w which was one of the best multiplayer games at the time