Andrew Giese of Gamer 2.0's SmashPad writes:
"With the economy tightening up, consumers will obviously tighten up their expenses as well. Under this notion, they'll only go after titles they're sure they will enjoy. It's no surprise then that FIFA Soccer 2009 sold nearly 8 million copies worldwide last year, but awesome and arguably innovative games like Mirror's Edge and Dead Space barely sold 1 million.
What a contradiction. Gaming forums are always alight with rabble about how EA doesn't take on risky projects and just pushes the same sports titles out each year with an updated roster. Then, when they finally decide they're going to be more like the 'old EA' and start making more unique, creative games, nobody buys them despite the fact that Dead Space and Mirror's Edge both received fanatical reviews."