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Preliminary Data: The Conduit is a Hit

Vgchartz is reporting that the Conduit has had a decent opening week for Wii, selling roughly 100,000 units.

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Syronicus3450d ago

I'm not being rude, just asking. Is it a relative term to say it is a hit? 100,000 is a decent number but later int he article they make the claim that 300,000 lifetime sales for a game ont he Wii is a hit for a new i.p.

I was always told that for a game to be a hit, about 500,000 copies had to be sold. Is this not true? Especially for a console with over 50,000,000 units sold?

It bums me out that FPS's cannot break into the Wii. I personally do not like the controls but you would think that other titles outside of Metroid and the like could at least sell similarly and do much better than this.

SinnedNogara3450d ago

Yeah, but you have to realize it's the first week. And FPS games on Wii usually sell well (Metroid, Call of Duty, etc.). This is very good for first week sales.

Snake Raiser3449d ago

For me selling 100,000 in a week is not a hit. However, it is hard to tell until later, some games sell more the first week than the rest of their shelf lives. Then some games sell better week 2 than week 1. For this game though I think most people who would be interested in this game know that it exists, so that would normally mean that week 1 sales are the peak for the game.

Product3449d ago

@Syro
"I was always told that for a game to be a hit, about 500,000 copies had to be sold. Is this not true? Especially for a console with over 50,000,000 units sold?"

Where did you hear that from? I was under the impression game budget,marketing, outsourcing, and other variables have an affect on individual games. Meaning you can't have one universal number to look for when looking at if a game is a hit or profitable.

Bnet3433449d ago

How the hell is 100,000 in a WEEK not a hit? Decent games hit 100,000 a month. That's good for The Conduit, I keep seeing the commercials so it must be working for them.

Mo0eY3449d ago

Think about this:

How many people own a Wii? 50 million or something? That's .002% of console owners.

Does that seem successful to you guys or not?

Leathersoup3449d ago

100,000 copies of the game are sold for a platform that has +50,000,000 units out on the market. That ends up being less than 0.2% of console owners picking up the game. I hope that number increases but this, to me, is sort of a nod towards the 'wii gathering dust' situation.

FinalomegaS3449d ago (Edited 3449d ago )

are you referring to the conduit?

why do you point at 50 million units sold, the wii like dvd players have their own breakdown of users.

there are all sorts of movies out there, and just about everyone has a dvd player, so when a new movie like dark knight comes out are we expecting 500mil+ sales? you should get where i'm going with this. HD consoles have 30 & 20 mil units , so the blockbuster games like MGS4 & Halo3 sold 20 & 30mil units each? the bracket for wii dev to make profit is a lot different. always that 50 mil user, look at the psp then =/

100k (their estimates) is a great sign and all wii SW have tremendous legs, they might not sell out right away like HD games but they will go on to selling alot.

A game can do 50k first week and 1 or 2 months later be at 500k+. So let's see where these numbers take HVS, but it's very positive thus far.

kevnb3449d ago

but i think the game was made of fail right from the start. Its like a subpar og xbox shooter with nice controls.

ChickeyCantor3449d ago

"there are all sorts of movies out there, and just about everyone has a dvd player, so when a new movie like dark knight comes out are we expecting 500mil+ sales? you should get where i'm going with this. HD consoles have 30 & 20 mil units , so the blockbuster games like MGS4 & Halo3 sold 20 & 30mil units each? the bracket for wii dev to make profit is a lot different. always that 50 mil user, look at the psp then =/
"

Glad someone thinks at least around it, i have been saying it for a while. If we are gonn involve the whole install, then its a damn shame MGS4 did not sell 20million, cause its a damn good game. But it goes to show where the "hardcore" gamers really are.

Mahr3449d ago

"How many people own a Wii? 50 million or something? That's .002% of console owners."

Your notation is flawed. It's either 0.002 times the install base or 0.2% of the install base. Taking a number expressed in decimal notation and adding a percentage sign to the end of it creates an entirely different ratio. If the game had sold 50 million, then it would have sold 100% of or 1 times the install base; not 1%.

Snake Raiser3449d ago

Well to give you guys an idea FF7 sold about 2 mil in half a week. I'm not saying it is doing badly. But to me Halo MGS4 GTA4 FF GT All those franchises are hits. And those sell over 100,000 on their first day. Just also want to point out that i'm not saying it is a bad game, just don't call it a sales hit. I am also not saying that it will have bad sales in its life time. Just that right now i'm not going to call it a sales hit.

Product3449d ago

@Snake
"Halo MGS4 GTA4 FF GT"

Of course they sell well. Although Metal Gear on MSX sold poorly as well as the first GTA. It took both of those games with a franchise reboot to get the sales where they are today.

Remember this is for the Wii's core audience. 100,000 units sold in a week is good for this demographic.

Disccordia3449d ago

God of War II sold 3.5m copies on a console that has a user base of 120m....

N4g_null3449d ago

Syronicus at 100,000 sold the first few days it has already beat mad world and NMH and people love those games. Also HVS has finally made sega a game they can get behind. If you look at wii sports it sold 300k yet we all know the conduit is some thing people have to try. Once you do you are hooked unless you just want to hate the wii.

Selling to 50 million people or 10 million like halo takes millions in marketing. This game got a commercial or two, no limited edition consoles , controller drinks tv announcements etc. Halo did, now if this game reach killzone 2 numbers then I will start laughing because it would seem PS3 owners don't like games for grown ups.

I believe Res evil Wii had lower numbers than this but kept on selling also. That is the real key it has to keep selling. I'm sure it will though the next game I know I'm getting is resort with demon blade. So there isn't another game to replace what the conduit is doing unlike the release list of games on the HD consoles.

Another thing how much do you think they make over at HVS? If you are ever in chicago you should drive over there and tell me how many lambos they have in the parking lot. my guess is they made pure profit after 50k. Also Wii development is crazy cheaper. Most add work was done in house from what I'm hearing also.

SinnedNogara3449d ago

Well, MGS4 must have flopped too, because it sold only 4 million units (around there). There are around 20 million PS3 owners.

*sarcasm*

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Milkman5413449d ago

Oh VGchartz is reporting this...so it must be true then, laf...

knox3449d ago

this is vgchartz dont make me laff

LordDhampire3449d ago

If it was a ps3 or 360 game the sales would be pathetic

ChickeyCantor3449d ago

If it was a PS3/360 title the whole design(from use of poly counts to gameplay design) would have been different.

So saying that is just irrelevant.

People really need to stop saying that, c'mon think, if the The Conduit was build for the Ps360 everything would have been different.

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