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Wii Sale Shock: Opoona, Super Mario Galaxy on First Day

According to Japanese blogger 'Sinobi', which regularly updates with early sales figures, Koei's Wii-exclusive RPG 'Opoona' - which has been getting positive previews and good magazine coverage - has sold only 2,500 copies on its first day with 3.7 million Wii's in Japan. Ace Combat 6, with fewer than 500,000 Xbox 360 in Japan, has passed 35,000 units.

Super Mario Galaxy has sold... only 130,000 units on its first day. Cubed³ provides comparative sale data to show why a lot of forum-dwellers appear to be shocked by that number.

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whateva3368d ago

360 might be over 10k this week in japan

unsunghero283368d ago

Shocked by that number?

Why would they compare it to weekly sales???

What a horrible article.

PS360WII3368d ago

Well it's Mario and this is in regards to the 'forum-dwellers' who expected SMG to sell 10 million it's first day. You know how it is. Wii games usually are marathon runners takes a bit to get to the high sales but they'll get there. I don't think Mario 1 got to 40 million in a year.

Rooftrellen3368d ago

Perhaps worse is the simple fact that Mario Galaxy will be flirting with a million at this rate after just one week!

That's not selling badly, when in a single area your game can sell almost a million in just a week.

CyberPunkMonky3368d ago

Nintendoes biggest problem is that a most people who bought the wii are casual gamers and lot of those dont buy lots of games.

These people are broken down into a couple of categories,

1. People who bought the wii because its cool, new, everyone else has one and only really play wii sports occasionally.

2. People who play pirate/ copy games. The Wii was quickly effected by piracy with any modchips hitting the market. People who have a chipped we obviously dont buy software.

Lets not forget Super mario Galaxy was leaked onto the net a couple of weeks before its release so this has probably effected the games sales.

Note to mods hope i havent broken any rules talking about piracy and such, please delete my post if i have.

ChickeyCantor3368d ago

" Lets not forget Super mario Galaxy was leaked onto the net a couple of weeks before its release so this has probably effected the games sales. "

even then if you like a game you would buy it anyway.

i dont care how much it selss -_- 16th seems to be so far away T_T

Darkiewonder3368d ago

Or they are starting to realize just like Zelda games they want something else. Unless they are deathly afraid that Galaxy is another Sunshine ;o

Anyways, In a month, let's just look at the sales chart and god knows Nintendo doesn't jump in here talking about "Shortage" of game.

cooke153368d ago

Well opoona got pretty average reviews actually.. and a lot are turned off by its strange character design. Koei really didnt think it through.

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