"Paul Gale Network shares the comments that Nintendo's Robert Saunders recently said about Goldeneye 007's sales on Wii and then looks at why certain core games do well and why others fail on the system."
Could it become another million seller?
Oh I think it will be a million seller for sure. Good quality game + good advertising campaign + powerful series recognition + remake of one of the most influential games ever = 3 million+ world wide in my opinion.
The fact is it's sad to see a game this good even sell 3 million to a userbase of 75 million. 1 in every 25 people that own a Wii buy the game? Seems low however that's still 150million made for a game that prolly only had a budget of 4 million and marketing campaign of 3 million.
I know that og GE007 was one of the best selling games of its day and also one of the best selling fps games ever of course prior to Call of Duty Modern Warfare, etc. Tight now as it always was.
It would suck royally if it didn't
Here's to Goldeneye!
Online is Wii's best by the way..
then something is wrong with people. WTF seriously. Buy this game if you own a Wii and like FPS games!
If you like FPS games, you wouldn't have a Wii and certainly wouldn't be buying any if you had a Wii as a secondary console.
This game is garbage. Much rather play the original.
You CAN like both...
Good game but when host drops my system would totally lock up and on SP the framerate drops a lot and sometimes hard to see the enemy with the poor visuals at times Just a rent recommendation from me I'm afraid.
"...(INSERT HYPED 3RD PARTY TITLE HERE) proves core games can sell well on Wii..." How many times have we heard this? The fact that people are still making this argument, what, 5 years into the wii's life cycle? It shows that 3rd parties aren't doing as well as they would like.
5 years into this gen we are still seeing a stream of devs closing their doors. From hd only developers. Countless games franchises ruined this gen for hd gaming. The simple fact is most developers are over budget and use hd gaming as an excuse for that budget. This does not work on the wii. The only fact at work here is devs are relying on better graphics to sell their game along with graphic whores being the spoke men. This doesn't really work on the wii. Then couple this to the fact that you've always been against the wii in some trolling manner does not help your statement. They actually say this every time a game does well like monster hunter, sin and pun including their own games. I mean it's really sad you are trying to convince wii owners that there are no hardcore games or hits on the system. Also the real reason why it's even still being said is because of people like you hat. We have games that only the hardcore could love because the hardcore is the minority. We all know it. I have plenty of games to play when I take my vacation next week I'll have one more this week end. On top of this which hd games are constantly selling millions or even 3 million since they do cost way more money to make.
Wii third party games are getting rarer. Third party games that aren't shovelware are even rarer. Considering how rosy you try to make it sound, the reason for that is because they don't sell. Furthermore, Goldeneye is far from being some huge hit to use as a shining example of an exception from the norm. It just didn't bomb like most.
" "...(INSERT HYPED 3RD PARTY TITLE HERE) proves core games can sell well on Wii..." How many times have we heard this? The fact that people are still making this argument, what, 5 years into the wii's life cycle? It shows that 3rd parties aren't doing as well as they would like." Its called PR... Look at Ubisoft, aside from RS2, Raving R, and Pop everything else they've developed is shovelware. When companies try they get good results. NMH got a sequel, the conduit got a sequel, RS got a sequel, RE Umbrella got a sequel, Tri sold million plus, and COD on wii continue to sell well. If you develop something you can be proud of, advertise it you will get a profit, otherwise sequels wouldn't be made -these companies don't make games for the hell of it they look for a profit.
if this game was called something else instead of goldeneye, there would be no way this game would have sold that much. it most probably would have shared the same fate as the other core games.this is just one game out how many core games to sell well? so i dont know who nintendo is trying to fool. hell if i had a wii i would buy this game just because it says goldeneye just based off the fact that its somewhat of a remake of the classic. i ask nintendo to make a brand new core ip, and make that sell into millions then ill be impressed.
They took every dieing ip they had and did this with Mario kart rivaling the 2d Mario 5. People did not buy goldeneye for the name they bought it for the game play. You see wii owners that like the system can remember the difference. Which is why hd version. The only one that was not successful was metroid. Just think about all the huge million sellers nintendo has and then tell me who can make ips the way they do? You may not like these games but millions do. You can't discredit that by labeling them ethier because more than Mario has sold, more than Zelda has sold. Only your hate keeps you from remembering all this.
did i say i hate the wii?
It's all in the game's advertisements. When 3rd party devs know how this is done, they can stop b!+(hing about thier cash cows flopping. 7_7
when a game is quality like this word of mouth can sell the game so i think 4 million worldwide by end of 2011 tick Agree if u do
this game would be a million times better if it was developed on 360 or ps3
It is on both system why didn't you buy it? Sure it's not golden eye but it's bond. So what was the problem? Oh yeah while you where hating the mariokart killer dev is about to be shut down. I guess you guys just arn't hardcore enough. It's no wonder you guys want the gimmick of motion controls rather than our great games.
It is a great game, just the console itself has it's flaws.
i have gamefly and kept this one instead of black ops. campaign is pretty sweet and multiplayer maps are badass. have yet to experience any lag online from my end. use the classic controller pro instead of pointer to play but so far im diggin it, hopefully it'll sell pretty well.
Unlock the codes and play it with your family this coming holiday. I know I am. We already started the junk talking lol.
Loved the original..still have to buy this one and see how it is
I think you'll like it. I certainly think it's the best fps on Wii to date
I have been enjoying it a lot so far and I'm half way in.
Of course they can sell they just have to have a big name attached.
This is my Wii goty next to Galaxy 2...
They are just now discovering this..
Plenty of HARDCOREZ game bombed on the hd twins, does that mean the install base doesnt care? no, and wii are no different.
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