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Submitted by bunt-custardly 1324d ago | news

Kinect Star Wars fans ignore reviews - there's a place for average in gaming

Many may have scoffed at Kinect Star Wars with its mediocre review scores and that fun but chilling dance mode, but the week one estimated figures suggest that mediocre with a franchise attached can equal sales. (Kinect Star Wars, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

bunt-custardly  +   1324d ago
There's been so much advertising for this game I'm surprised it hasn't sold more.

As for average games in gaming. Well we need them so the triple A games look better.
Abash  +   1324d ago
56 metacritic is average, wut?
rdgneoz3  +   1323d ago
Only the US tends to think that average is like a 75...
Rainstorm81  +   1323d ago
Yea 56% is a F.....Star Wars has failed the ratings game
SilentNegotiator  +   1323d ago
Average to Msxbox-world.....when it's a 360 exclusive. Especially if it's a Kinect game.

I'll bet they lost money on it between development costs and the TV ads that come on every 10 minutes on every station I watch (TruTV, A&E, cartoon network, TBS, comedy central, etc).

"According to VGchartz"
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ShadesMoolah  +   1324d ago
I'm still holding out for the demo myself, but it still looks like relative fun, just not convinced it's anywhere near as good as it could, or should have been.
Sony360  +   1323d ago
"there's a place for average in gaming"

It's called the casual market.

By the way, I have no idea why you have disagrees.
Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1324d ago
I'm flabbergasted. I didn't think this game would reach 100,000 sales LIFETIME lol. But I guess there is a market for stuff like this. Bout to go look up some vids of people doing the han solo dance haha.

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Gamer1982  +   1324d ago
Of course there is I mean the advert makes it look amazing to the average gamer. Only real gamers can see what its really like. Star wars on rails. Saying that hardcore star wars fans may still pick it up.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1324d ago
"the advert makes it look amazing to the average gamer."

Exactly. I think people forget that one of the highest selling games this gen is Wii fit which really isn't a game in my opinion at least.

Core gamers aren't buying it. It's the casuals that are buying it, thus the Kinect Star Wars sales.
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cyclonus007  +   1324d ago
We sell this game where I work and it is the only title I have ever seen that is marked "Non Returnable" on the receipt. Keep in mind a opened computer is returnable within 15 days but if you buy Kinect Star Wars and open it, you're stuck with it.

That should tell you something.
Trekster_Gamer  +   1324d ago
I don't care about the so called reviews. I am a fan of Star Wars and this is a fun game.
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blackburn10  +   1323d ago
Oh please. That is all it probably will sell. And the week after no one will buy it. It amazes me how Kinect games are allowed such a wide margin of excuses and chances. If an triple AAA game made the type of scores and sold the way most Kinect games do it would be condemned forever in the gaming world. But with Kinect its 'It's okay, the critics must be lying, and everyone must be doing it wrong, and we don't have to wait to see if it will do as well the second week,I am buying it anyway' etc. etc. etc.

If UC3 even dropped below an 8 or only sold 300K the first week it would be 'I told you it was crap, Sony fanboys are so stupid, we told them it would fail and ND was a crap developer, we should wait until the second week to see if it continuous to sell ' but KSW can make 4s and 5s and sell below a million the first week and it' okay.*shakes head* This really is the most pathetic gaming gen I have ever experienced.

@ edonus. Yeah, I am sure that's it. All the people who said it was no good were lying. Just like all the people who said NG3 and Raccoon city were lying too. And for what purpose is that now? Let me give you some advice. Never listen to sales because they usually don't count all the returns people make when they find out what they really brought. Microsoft and friends would never report that in the final sales count
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A LIVING LEGEND  +   1323d ago
Even Star Wars can be terrible,even Kinect can be good.
user7792788  +   1323d ago
What do ya expect? casual gamers buy the most stupidest sh*t
Lilioups  +   1323d ago
worst kinect game ever..even the star wars name cant save this trash

horrible controls

waiting for sorcery now thats a true motion game
devilhunterx  +   1323d ago
So... who shot first?
IQUITN4G  +   1323d ago
It's presumed only core gamers will buy into this but i already have Kinect and enjoy it very much. It compliments the other side of gaming such as Halo, Gears, Bayonetta etc. Kinect to me is fun in the same way i really enjoy ipad. Gamers on forums represent just a section of the pie and in truth will continue to shrink

Just another form of elitism in the same way the pc crowd look down their nose at console owners, console owners at ipad,iphone etc. All a bit daft

There's room for all types of games and jumping around like a jerk for an hour or two is great fun unless that you think it's somehow childish to do so- and i'm almost 40

I know around 6 people people with xbox and three of these are enjoying what it offers. It definitely appeals and works well for plenty of folk. This particular game is appealing to them and myself in the same way other games will and wont appeal
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