No Wii Can’t Part Deux: Sega’s MadWorld Doesn’t Sell! WTF!
What do you Nintendo Wii lovers have to say for yourself now? This article is a direct follow up to my No Wii Can’tpiece from last year about the Wii’s pitiful lineup of games and the mass of shovelware that littered the system. As expected, I was hung out to dry by all the supporters who screamed at the top of their lungs: “Wait. Just Wait! ‘MadWorld’ is coming. ‘The Conduit’ is coming.” “Have you heard about the new ‘House of the Dead?’ ALL mature games, those games are going to rock!”
Yeah well two of them just dropped, and guess what? Sega is going for the triple, because so far they are 2 for 2 in giving us some ill mature content on this kiddie system. But guess what? They built it and nobody came!
To date, according to reports for NPD, “House of the Dead: Overkill” has sold barely 50,000 copies in two months, and “MadWorld” only did like 60,000 since launch a few weeks ago? This on a system with an install base near 50 million?
Sega’s reverse course, and decides to take it ultra, “Adult Mature” with “House of the Dead: Overkill,” “MadWorld,” and “The Conduit” and this is what it gets them? I hope they’ve learned their lesson and decide to stop supporting Nintendo with “Exclusives.” They were enemies for a reason.
This reminds me of last-gen when Midway dropped three stunners, “The Suffering,” “Psi-Ops,” and “Area 51″ and nobody bought them! Unexpectedly deep games from a company not known for that. Don’t give me the, “Nintendo’s audience is young and family oriented blah blah blah.” YOU got a Wii and YOU ain’t young (10 years old or younger), why the hell haven’t you bought these games YOU were begging for?
Could it be that the long list of gameshow titles, “We Ski,” and all the other crap has put you to sleep? I mean damn, IGN gave one of these titles a .8 score, you read that right a point eight… as in less than ONE!
This is despicable. I don’t see how you can defend yourselves. You are leaving quality titles on the shelves, why? Oh, I know why, because you’re waiting for the next Mario, Zelda, or Metroid title to drop so you can buy those and scream at the top of your lungs again, “Nintendo rulez!”
I pointed out before that a huge problem for developers is that they can’t sell their games on a Nintendo system because they always get overlooked. Now the deluge of bad games is overshadowing them. The latest trek to my local GameStop and Best Buy saw dozens and dozens of games with little horses, kid heroes, Monkey Mischief, and every other gimmicky game you could think of for the dandy prices of $29.99 - $49.99
Got Damn! I wouldn’t wish these games on the worst kidz. I remember growing up sometimes my parents would go to the game store without me. It was always hit or miss that they would come back with something cool, or even playable. Now? Wow, I feel sorry for these kidz. Almost every one of these games are the same, and because they are rushed…horrible. Remember when Nintendo had strict quality control for the titles on their system?
I know that “Dead Rising,” “Deadly Creatures,” “MadWorld,” “HOTD: Overkill”, “The Conduit,” and “Tenchu” aren’t for little Timmy, but I do recall, all the fanboys fiending for some mature games. Now they are out, and still not selling, it is very very disappointing. I guess ya’ll are all waiting for the new 1-to-1 “Wii Play Tennis” to drop.