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Ryu ga GotoFail: Yakuza 1 & 2 HD For Wii U Sold Less than 1,878 Copies in Japan in its Debut Week

Yesterday the Media Create sales charts for the past week shown that Yakuza 1 & 2 HD For Wii U not only didn’t appear in the top 10, but it didn’t even make the top 20.

You’d think such a popular franchise (at least locally) would at least make the top 50 in its first week of sales. Well…It did not.

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Abriael2281d ago

Boy, I did not expect it to sell like bread and water, but THIS much of a disaster? For a Yakuza game? In Japan?

Hell no...

PeaSFor2281d ago

most fans already own the Yakuza games on ps3 anyway.

GribbleGrunger2281d ago

Nintendo fans are killing their own console.

tiffac0082281d ago (Edited 2281d ago )

Well like you said before, it is a port of a port. So a lot of gamers probably already have it.

Sega should have put their money on localizing Yakuza 5 though.

jcnba282281d ago (Edited 2281d ago )

How exactly? By not buying an old port? lol ok

Tei7772280d ago (Edited 2280d ago )

Its not their responsibility to spend money on ill advised ports.

Its sega's fault and sega's alone.

Sega should have put this on the PSVita and PS3. Seeing as Beyonetta 2 is coming out shouldn't they worry about porting the first game to the wii U?

Kingthrash3602281d ago

Nintendo is in trouble if it can only sell 1st party games.....if mario starts to sell bad its really grim for the wiiu.

Neonridr2280d ago

Mario will never sell badly on a Nintendo console.

Deios2281d ago

They needed to release this on PS3 instead. Would of sold a lot more.

eferreira2281d ago

It is coming to the ps3 and it looks better

boybato2281d ago

I'm pretty sure that it is already out for the ps3 as well..... me be you're reffering to a US release?yes?

knifefight2280d ago (Edited 2280d ago )

It's already out on PS3 and yes, it did sell more.

Edit: Just read your follow-up post. Yay for jumping the gun!
(I could work in the games industry, lol)

sync902281d ago

WiiU is dying a slow death.

ritsuka6662281d ago

Oh please, stop making overdramatic statements. -_-

sync902281d ago

Hows it over dramatic? Its bombing bigtime.

ZodTheRipper2280d ago

^It's struggling with a relatively bright future. Not bombing bigtime.

Neonridr2280d ago

lol, but I bet the Vita was fine during its first year of release right?

Summons752281d ago

Because gamers decided to pass up buying excellent games and continue to cry and whine. I think you mean the gaming industry is dying a slow death with that attitude bud.

sync902281d ago

No. Because gamers decided not to buy a under specced console with no games.

are you a wiiu owner?

die_fiend2281d ago

Wii u is an absolute worthless pile. People aren't buying it for a reason - u seen the PS4. Think I'd rather wait for yakuza 6 on that than play yakuza 1 or wii u.

And bayonetta 2 only on wii u - what sort of idea is that?! A terrible one. Nice one platinum

KonsoruMasuta2280d ago

If Nintendo didn't pick up Bayonetta, the series would have been dead. It's not like Platinum already had versions for PS and Xbox on the way and Nintendo stopped them.

die_fiend2280d ago

But the first game wasn't on the Wii. So you've got a sequel to an obscure game, that no1 who owned the first console could have played.

It's a shame that it's not on PS4 as the game will probably be immense

KonsoruMasuta2280d ago (Edited 2280d ago )

Well, Sony didn't want it. So it's not on the PS4.

Don't be mad at Platinum or Nintendo, be mad at Sony for not wanting to publish it.

die_fiend2280d ago

I'm not mad at anyone. I just said it's a shame. Sony probably aren't too keen to invest on something that probably won't be commercially successful. Nintendo on the other hand are for it!

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