|Mandalore76 (16 hours ago)|
@PlayMatt - Have you even played the game? No? So, why are you bothering to comment? It's an entertaining game that utilizes the Gamepad in innovative ways. The witty dialogue contains inside jokes and references that appeal to adults giving the game a quality that appeals to all ages. Just because you don't think a game caters to your limited tastes, what makes you think anyone cares to hear which titles you deem to be "sh*t"?
|TSNFLD (on 12 November 2013)|
I'd pick it up if it went on sale. It's been $50 since it's release here. I think it will sell 610-630k by the end of the year.
|Rogerioandrade (on 09 October 2013)|
About 14 % of all WiiU owners bought this game, which is great. The game is doing better than some people argue. I hope it continue to have good legs, because itīs as excellent game, the best Lego game ever produced.
|PlayMatt (on 28 September 2013)|
Can't believe this sh*t is top 5 on Wii U... That's what I call lack of software!
|mjo011 (on 14 September 2013)|
Nintendo now owns a large part of the Fatal Frame brand/ series
|curl-6 (on 31 August 2013)|
Non-Nintendo developed games published by them are 2nd party, aren't they?
|Shortiloe (on 29 August 2013)|
Well, this Game is getting a Bundle in Europe in October and November. US too? I cann already see 1 Mil sales by the Ende of the Year, and that diserves this game AT LEAST! :)
|Meret (on 23 August 2013)|
All Nintendo funded / produced / published / promoted games (in such games there's Satoru Iwata mentioned as "executive producer" or earlier - Hiroshi Yamauchi) considered 1st party projects by the company. Even when Nintendo don't own the brand (LEGO, Fatal Frame), they co-own the game in the end and such game cannot be released on competitor's platforms. Tou can visit NCL's site and see for yourself how Nintendo put projects like W101 or Bayonetta 2 under "Nintendo Games" http://www.nintendo.co.jp/software_lineup/software/#wiiu-n alongside with Mario, Smash etc.
|curl-6 (on 11 August 2013)|
As a series both owned and developed by a third party, I still don't consider it first party.
|Meret (on 10 August 2013)|
@curl-6 This game technically a 1st party release. Nintendo fully funded it, produced it and published worldwide. Just like with Fatal Frame 4, Remake of 2, Sin and Punishment, The Last Story, The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2 etc etc from japanese developers, LEGO City is a Nintendo funded project. You can see "Executive Producer: Satoru Iwata" in the credits, just like with all Nintendo's games.
|NoirSon (on 09 August 2013)|
@curl-6, Nintendo doesn't own the Lego brand but as far Lego City Undercover goes, they paid to have this one made so this isn't a real 3rd party release, just like Bayonetta 2 won't be or how the N64 version of Goldeneye 007 was Nintendo's.
|pezus (on 07 August 2013)|
^Japan release :-P
|famousringo (on 07 August 2013)|
Sold 25k this week, better than pack-in Nintendoland. Evergreen confirmed.
|curl-6 (on 03 August 2013)|
But it wasn't developed by Nintendo, nor is it a Nintendo brand.
|NoirSon (on 01 August 2013)|
@curl-6: But Lego City Undercover isn't a 3rd party game. Nintendo is publishing this in every territory.
|curl-6 (on 26 July 2013)|
Just passed Monster Hunter to become the #2 highest selling third party Wii U game, and #4 highest selling Wii U game overall.
|DevilRising (on 26 July 2013)|
Very good game. Sales will undoubtedly improve once system sales pick up overall.
|curl-6 (on 18 July 2013)|
@think-man: Because those other LEGO games are on systems with vastly bigger install bases.
|think-man (on 17 July 2013)|
This is just bad....Sorry but out of 94 lego games that have recorded sales this is sitting 65!!! and to make things worse this is probably the best lego game ever made! and its sitting at 65!!!! there are spin offs of spin offs lego games that are ranked higher.
|leedlelee (on 07 July 2013)|
I really wonder how this will do in Japan...
Is there any demand for a game like this???
|curl-6 (on 07 July 2013)|
Why such a big delay for Japan? Surely translation doesn't take 4 months.
|AZWification (on 24 June 2013)|
It's coming in July.
|leedlelee (on 24 June 2013)|
Will this be getting released in Japan eventually???
|curl-6 (on 24 June 2013)|
This is actually showing good legs, sticking around on the charts next to NSMBU when every other Wii U game but those two and Nintendoland have dropped off into oblivion.
|NoirSon (on 21 June 2013)|
Considering its a Wii U title, probably had two weeks of tv advertisements from what I have seen and isn't based on any major franchise like the other Lego games, these are strong sales.
|JWeinCom (on 19 June 2013)|
1. In general, developers don't depend on sales to make money. The developer is paid by the publisher and the publisher takes the loss or reaps the benefits. Of course, it's quite possible that the devs and publisher have some kind of agreement on bonuses based on sales, but the devs should make money regardless. The publisher on the other hand may not make money, but the publisher is Nintendo, and I think they'll be happy with this.
2. The game is selling fairly well. It's legs are way better than the average game, and as more Wii U software comes out and hardware rises, it should continue to sell for a while. I'm about 95% sure this game will hit at least 500K, and unless I'm grossly underestimating the cost of the game, that should be enough to break even or make a tiny profit. Combined with the 3DS version, I'd say Nintendo and TT Fusion will be keen on continuing this partnership.
|TK14 (on 10 June 2013)|
Don't worry, it's called LEGo City...BOTH versions are already showing legs!
|think-man (on 10 June 2013)|
I can't imagine this games made the devs any money with sales like this.
|curl-6 (on 27 May 2013)|
People will still see it on shelves I suppose. I dunno, even without advertising, a 1:10 install base disparity is enough for it not to seem weird to me.
|oniyide (on 27 May 2013)|
yeah but the 3ds version is getting much worst reviews and wasnt even advertised. I didnt even know till the day it was out, i thougth it was a typo
|curl-6 (on 22 May 2013)|
@Oniyide: Well, there are ten times as many 3DS owners as Wii U owners... ;)
|MegaDrive08 (on 19 May 2013)|
Yes would be great for 3ds but a shame as the Wiiu version is superior, hoping the Wiiu version has legs and as more WiiU's are sold the more this game will shift copies
|oniyide (on 19 May 2013)|
it would be weird if the 3ds version out legs and passes this.
|MegaDrive08 (on 16 May 2013)|
Getting this tomorrow :)
|curl-6 (on 15 May 2013)|
Wii U software sales are actually pretty good for its install base; if this had the same attach rate on say, 360, it would be over 6 million. It's the hardware sales that are dismal. Once those pick up, so should games like this.
|Kresnik (on 12 May 2013)|
|AlphaCielago (on 12 May 2013)|
This game has been doing relatively well and is going to be amongst my three first purchases when I get my Wii U (hopefully this year). It looks really awesome and fun.
|curl-6 (on 12 May 2013)|
This hasn't been updated; the numbers by week show it's at 271k
|xxbrothawizxx63 (on 12 May 2013)|
I'm not worried about these number at all. The 3DS version will pick up any slack for the time being (will overtake this version next week) but this title will be back with some good legs once Nintendo turns the Wii U situation around this Fall with some software.
|Toddifer (on 11 May 2013)|
This seems to be holding fairly well, at least.
|curl-6 (on 22 April 2013)|
Considering the install base it's not quite piss poor. Hardware sales, however, are definitely piss poor. You're right, big 1st party games are a must for the Wii U to get off the ground.
|Otakumegane (on 22 April 2013)|
Still thinking that .22 million is piss poor sales. Really needing 1st party Nintendo software out.
|curl-6 (on 21 April 2013)|
It's now the #3 highest selling 3rd party Wii U game behind Monster Hunter and ZombiU
|tbone51 (on 01 April 2013)|
Game should pick up 40-50k in europe and another 30k 2nd week in NoA, so 155k-175k by week ending March 30th!
|DieAppleDie (on 01 April 2013)|
|curl-6 (on 01 April 2013)|
@oniyide: He said "100k or so", I'd say 90k qualifies.
@Rafux Link to where ANYONE said this was supposed to save Wii U.
|iceland (on 01 April 2013)|
Pretty meh sales so far IMO, has potential to be the 3rd best selling wii U game (that's not saying much)
|oniyide (on 01 April 2013)|
well Jturner you were wrong, unless its undertracked.
|Rafux (on 31 March 2013)|
And this was supposed to saved the WiiU?
|JTurner82 (on 19 March 2013)|
So sure are you? Wait until we see what happens in the next couple of months. I think this game will do solid business. But MH3 is already doing even better. We don't know HOW the WiiU will do, but... once upon a time the 3DS was in a similar position, so... I'm not about to write it off.
Anyway, I expect both games to crack the 100k mark or so upon debut.
|think-man (on 18 March 2013)|
Those people are right im sorry.
|JTurner82 (on 16 March 2013)|
Still there are people who are already declaring that WiiU is going to die a dog's death and that this game will hardly move consoles. I hope they're prepared to eat their words.
|Screamapillar (on 04 March 2013)|
A healthy 150k or so debut week isn't impossible. Should see a nice up-tick in Wii U sales as a result, too. Pre-order numbers aren't bad, and Nintendo has been giving the game a ton of press.