Originally Posted by jwebb1970
Unless the RE name is attached, usually. Curious to see if both Darkside Chronicles does well & whether Capcom bothers promoting it beyond IGN & Nintendo Channel vids.
So I read Gamasutra's interview with Hudson
, and they're totally agreeing with what we're all saying in this thread (it's about the game, stupid). Then Arstechnica did a little writeup on just this subject over the weekend.http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2...wii-market.ars
I didn't see this one until this morning, but an interesting, quick read... And I'm a little shocked by the RE numbers they quoted:
the NPD has confirmed to Ars that the Resident Evil series has moved approximately 1.44 million units on the Wii in total, which makes for an average of 480,000 per game... In comparison, the PS2 version of RE4 has sold over two million copies, more than all three Wii games combined
I ended up trying Darkside Chronicles over the weekend, and I can see why it's not heating up the sales charts. The game is good (shaky cam is tough
to work with at first), graphics are great, but it's very similar to every other rails shooter out there, and if you've played RE:2 and Veronica, there's not much to keep you coming back. I still get out Umbrella Chronicles from time to time because I don't always want to play through a full RE game, but DC wasn't enough to make me want to invest $30-$50 in another not-really-a-new-RE game...
So then I bought DS:E yesterday
and it's damn good! The feeling of dread is awesome right from the get go, the graphics are sharp and the music sets the atmosphere perfectly... Other than being on rails, I don't get why it isn't selling more copies...
Now I'm doing my best not to read the spoiler tags on this thread