Also Starlink bombed, only 63k on Switch and didn't even chart for the others. Won't be seeing any more from that series.
The game doesn't seem to be very good...
It is completely fine. Nothing super big, but nothing bad too. It avoids the glitches many Ubisoft games have. And the planet traversal, fighting and exploring works pretty well. It's a solid games at mid-level, like say warriors (Meta is also similar to Warriors games). The bad sales are undeserved.
Starlink-numbers make me sad, with the PS4 and XBOX version not even charting. It was a solid game and i hope the team can get another chance at something similar but maybe without the toy-gimmick which i think hurt it
Indeed the toy to life thing may have hurt it. Although you can completely play through without anything extra.
I wish though, they would handle it more in-game in future. I think you could your in-game currency electrum (which you start to amass anyways without a real way to spend it all) to temporarily unlock stuff, which you would permanently unlock with the toy or the digital DLC. This would give a good in-game mechanic and still something to sell the toy or DLC for.
This is the type of week that makes me sad with games I don't like getting the top and with much much much more sales than the ones I like. But that is part of the industry and keep up the high HW numbers and opportunities for other games.
Yeah, well people like different things, and if you are different to the masses, you might see yourself in a minority in purchasing patterns. But I accepted my otherness years ago, and now feel empowered to not be like others. Even if it for something as simple as taste in gaming.