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Submitted by moegooner88 1023d ago | news

1.4 Million Unsold Video Games Won’t Be Buried in the Desert

Yesterday, it was learned that the video game publisher THQ is sitting on 1.4 million unsold copies of uDraw, a hugely unsuccessful game designed around a tablet peripheral. uDraw was such a disastrous investment—the publisher lost around $100 Million on production and lost revenue—that it is almost singlehandedly responsible for their dire financial straits. (Culture, THQ)

Kur0  +   1023d ago
Give em away to schools.
Elimin8  +   1023d ago
Agreed. We said the same thing at home.. There are schools I'm sure would be interested..
Shackdaddy836  +   1023d ago
You could probably go around to different schools and sell them for dirt-cheap too. Would give them a little bit of money back...
Pikajew  +   1023d ago
Give them to charity, that will get a lot of attention. Like Childs Play.
ezcex  +   1023d ago
Don't make shit games.
Snookies12  +   1023d ago
That made me lol really hard. Thank you sir, such truth in so few words...
Knushwood Butt  +   1023d ago
Looks like the first game, uDraw Studio, sold well over a million copies. I don't know if it was good or not, but it sold pretty well.

The follow up game, uDraw Studio: Instant Artist, totally bombed. Presumably, they thought it would sell over a mil like the first, but in fact nobody bought it.

Just goes to show how the quickly the gaming market can change.
SockeyBoy  +   1023d ago
sell them for a $1 i would buy it for the achievements, sad but true haha
WooHooAlex  +   1023d ago
I'll give you one dollar for them.
CrazyInsane  +   1023d ago
They should make a videogame based on this.. 1.3 million undead U-Draw rises to terrorize and hunt down gamers.
AnotherProGamer  +   1023d ago
this is why some people want to go more to digital distribution.
coryok  +   1023d ago
this is one small, very small reason why.

the big problem for THQ in this is that the 1.4 million dont include just a game, every game comes with a peripheral as well. video game inventory is very cheap, its just the disk and the box, but this had the tablet with it, which made it cost a lot more and take up a lot more space
Noticeably_FAT  +   1023d ago
Stick them next to all those old ET games, or those Lair and Haze games that bombed.
dcortz2027  +   1023d ago
You just had to do it, didn't you? I can list dozens of games that bombed on the 360 as well.
TheRacingX  +   1023d ago
Got it for my niece for christmas, she wants to be an artist, she likes it and has done some pretty nice stuff with it....she has a wii, it would be interesting to know how many from each platform equates in the 1.4 mil
geddesmond  +   1023d ago
Are gaming companies that far out of touch with us gamers that they see something like this as a good business investment.

Nah seriously I've been a gamer for 20 years. I started off on the NES at 4 years old playing Mario and Zelda so I lived through the advancements gaming has took from 8 bit to what they are now but the past few years or so I have seen nothing from the gaming world that had me stop in awe and whats worse is games are so un original now a days that if you've played 1 game in a certain genre than you've played them all.

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