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Alternative Names

ザ ハウス オブ ザ デッド: オーバーキル

Developer

Headstrong Games

Genre

Shooter

Release Dates

02/10/09 Sega
09/17/09 Sega
02/13/09 Sega

Community Stats

Owners: 305
Favorite: 14
Tracked: 6
Wishlist: 17
Now Playing: 3
 
8.1

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The House of the Dead: Overkill (Wii) > Opinions (304)

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AstroMaSSi posted 15/01/2012, 01:11
Very nice game. I like the pulp style
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slipknotfan posted 26/06/2011, 02:36
House of the Dead Grindhouse Pulp Fiction syle. Love it!!!!
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megaman79 posted 28/05/2011, 07:54
No sequel news, but Sega is porting this to the PS3 Move. Unfortunately the assumption that the Wii version undersold is given more validity (obviously untrue).
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MarioGalaxy posted 03/03/2011, 03:53
no news for the sequel? I though SEGA was planning to release desecond part this 2011...
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Arfen posted 12/11/2010, 09:29
I heard the other day that sega will re-release this game bundled with a shotgun.. maybe this move make increase the sales. million mark would be possible
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Conegamer posted 05/11/2010, 11:11
I'm hoping for 1mil LT!
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kevinrize posted 04/11/2010, 06:52
Why do people have to pirate games.If you included the downloads for this game. This would be at 1.6million at least.
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Spidey-RJ posted 29/10/2010, 09:36
Great game. I´m glad it is approaching the 750K milestone.
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Venox2008 posted 23/10/2010, 10:43
great game! :)
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oniyide posted 20/05/2010, 02:26
good to see a light gun game get some attention on WII
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Tuulikk posted 28/04/2010, 12:32
Before the end of 2010 this game will have sold 800 000 or more. Maybe it will have a shot at 1m in 2011 or 2012.
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marcianito posted 22/04/2010, 04:36
wow last time i checked it was 0.50 now is at 0.64 has good legs
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Fededx posted 17/04/2010, 09:57
I'm glad it's still selling, nice game for the hardcore
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atma998 posted 16/04/2010, 10:15
Good legs, the game almost sold 10k this week and still doing the top 200.
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spurgeonryan posted 12/04/2010, 05:16
Ok so is at about ghost squad levels.
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Smeags posted 06/04/2010, 06:08
Nooo! My awesome banner is gone! How could you Cheebee?
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abcdario posted 13/03/2010, 01:16
Just bought this game on Amazon at U$13, it is not delivered yet, but let´s try the carrier service i contracted with VISA for Colombia.

I just hope everything will be OK
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oni-link posted 26/02/2010, 02:13
still selling quite well despite the piracy issue!!! Well done for this type of game and still priced around $20 on average in most stores http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=house+of+the+dead+overkill&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=3336758258891064499&ei=hi2HS7OaJYbUsQOM9fSTBw&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CBQQ8wIwAg#ps-sellers. I knew this and Madworld would blow up in sales once it hit $30 and I was so right. I have my doubts with The Conduit though but that is still doing okay!
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torchmoney1 posted 24/02/2010, 02:03
i cant lie sega also is a company that sells game on the wii 2
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swordplay posted 21/02/2010, 05:30
bought new for 10 bucks! how can this game not be a million seller? Amazon was selling it for $13!
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oni-link posted 17/02/2010, 11:37
Sorry to hear that it is still overpriced at Sweden. IMHO this game should really be priced and bought at $30 or less; $20 being the sweet spot.
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Tuulikk posted 16/02/2010, 12:42
@ oni-link
Right. The market is different now.

I wish I could find the game at the fine prices you have in USA. the cheapest in Sweden i have found it was at 229 kr/32USD. Thinking about buying it from another Country i Europe.
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johnsobas posted 13/02/2010, 02:07
this game has been sitting in the 75-100 spot in amazon for a long time even now because of the $13 price. It has been at this price and been selling for so long i really doubt it is a fire sale by retailers that resulted in the low price, sega knows this is a sweet price point and is milking it as long as they can. They are probably selling it for $10 to retailers.
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oni-link posted 05/02/2010, 07:34
good sales despite the piracy issue:http://news.vgchartz.com/news.php?id=6352
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oni-link posted 05/02/2010, 07:32
@Tuulik

Don't forget the fact that HOTD2-3 also sold at $20-$30 when it first came out. That it barely had any competition aside RE:UC and was massively featured in many gaming sites before it was released!
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Red4ADevil posted 05/02/2010, 05:38
Damn It went up to reach almost 600K. Last time i checkec, it was at like 500K
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jagleics posted 31/01/2010, 05:54
This game is so ace for the price you can get it, come on Sega work on a new awesome sequel but don't rush some rubbish out.
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Tuulikk posted 30/01/2010, 03:09
@ kopstudent89

I did not know The House of the Dead: Overkill had stopped selling. Maybe because it has not.

Further more, the previous game took a long time to get to where it is now, at about the same speed as this one.

It also came out in a different time where core gamers was starving for a core game, before many gamers got tired of waiting for good games and then getting a second console.

It's also a classic non expensive game pack for people wanting to relive previous times. And it was before many people got tired of on-rail shooters.

Overkill is doing good. Many people who pick it up ain't doing it as a first choice, but thats okay.
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Kwaidd posted 22/01/2010, 06:15
rediculously entertaining and fun game. especially at the price its sporting these days, so worth the buy.
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kopstudent89 posted 21/01/2010, 06:53
umm if HoD: 2 &3 sold 1 million, i think a fully fledged Wii game selling half that isnt really succesful. Sure its legging out now, but its selling at $20 which isnt a major achievement.
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oni-link posted 20/01/2010, 08:46
570K in total sales with almost a month left before it hits 1 year is definitely good!!!
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dark_gh0st_b0y posted 19/01/2010, 01:30
wtf is Sega saying their hard core Wii games don't sell?
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italo244 posted 19/01/2010, 03:42
Maybe a million seller in 2010/2011
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pots555 posted 15/01/2010, 11:05
Just bought it. Hope it's good.
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oni-link posted 15/01/2010, 10:52
570K in sales when the average price of the game is still $20; is pretty darn good. Half those numbers were when the game was still selling for $30 and up; Sega definitely made a profit!
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bmmb1 posted 15/01/2010, 02:50
@kopstudent the guy that talked about stopping mature content was not a Sega top guy, and Sega have stated several times that they are happy with this game's sales, .
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Diglet posted 14/01/2010, 11:33
They have defiantly profited from this game.
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Tuulikk posted 13/01/2010, 11:41
600k sounds like good sales to me. Not there yet but oh so soon.

Now 007: Quantum of Solace and Iron Man has fallen behind HotD: Overkill.

And about the piracy, yes it affects, but I think a few of the pirates at least are buying the game as it is pretty close to free with a nice box and all.
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BigGumby posted 13/01/2010, 08:51
made about 8.4 million if it sold this many units at only 15 dollars, of course alot of copies were sold for around 50 bucks too.
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oni-link posted 11/01/2010, 09:16
with all said I picked this up for $15 at amazon cuz it's a great title. It sold quite well and at the very least should have Sega breaking even if not profit a bit. After all games like Bionic Commando, Too Human, Folklore, N9 nights, Perfect Dark etc also bombed on HD consoles and sold these numbers at liquidation price and those games COST A GREAT DEAL MORE!!! ( BTW I got those games as well when they were at liquid prices ;P )
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oni-link posted 11/01/2010, 09:10
3 top reasons why this game didn't sell well

#1. Piracy: http://news.vgchartz.com/news.php?id=6352 this game was pirated 900k times easily denting it's sales potential.
#2. Initial Price Point Wrong: Sega should have sold this game for $30-$40 as it was a rail shooter and nobody wants to pay $50 for a rail shooter. If they went with $30 they would have dented the effects of piracy on their games as well!!!
#3. Advertisement/Impression all wrong: Not only did this game have minimal advertising ( I honestly never saw TV, Magazine, or Posters boards at gaming stores) but less than a month Sega/retailers also kept fluctuating the price keeping gamers at bay until the price stabilized.


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kopstudent89 posted 11/01/2010, 12:07
plz sega said they want to stop the mature content in their games, and u still think this made a huge profit?
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krammaii posted 10/01/2010, 07:41
There's a difference between selling a half a million at full price and selling a half a million at $19.99. I doubt this game made much profit at all... I've seen this game for $14.99 new which means they are just trying to liquidate stock.
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BigGumby posted 10/01/2010, 06:41
A game doesn't have to sell a million to make a profit, or to not be considered a flop. This probably, as Chrizum said, made SEGA millions upon millions of dollars.
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Nintendogamer posted 10/01/2010, 02:54
wow 540K already, I think any game with low advetising and sells over half a Million is not a flop.
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Chrizum posted 10/01/2010, 02:01
This game was obviously extremely low budget. There's only about 3 hours of content here for crying out loud.

Trust me, this game has made Sega millions upon millions.
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johnsobas posted 10/01/2010, 12:14
can people stop calling this game a flop already. 540k is more than enough for an on rails shooter. It should be seen at least as a mild success at this point.
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Product posted 10/01/2010, 07:46
how did this title do 14,000 this late in its life cycle? ioi, you want me to believe this?
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adam84 posted 07/01/2010, 01:51
so glad to see this doing well...finally.
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Hobowan posted 04/01/2010, 09:27
i reckon this will get to 600,000 after 1 whole year on the market.
Lifetime 750,000?

not too shabby, though theyd have liked a mill im sure.
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kopstudent89 posted 04/01/2010, 06:46
wow 500k, wonder where it will end though
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Majin-Tenshinhan posted 04/01/2010, 09:28
This has some pretty stable legs. One million may not be out of the question.
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PhantomLink posted 04/01/2010, 01:35
Flop because Wii games flops
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J.U.N.O posted 30/12/2009, 03:02
Just bought it... great game. By the way the cursing was hillarous...
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Nintendogamer posted 26/12/2009, 09:42
490,000! almost 0,500,000
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swordplay posted 19/12/2009, 02:27
Fantastic game, best $10 I've spent. The only the thing I found annoying was the cursing.
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Cooke15 posted 16/12/2009, 11:03
Just bought it, Love this game!!
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Tuulikk posted 12/12/2009, 04:55
Looks like they are correcting a overtracking. Hopefully we will see the numbers rise again soon.
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Falk Sturmfels posted 28/11/2009, 12:54
Wasn´t this before on 440k?
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Siko1989 posted 26/11/2009, 09:00
wow does Japanese like any game at all? i never seen 1 good game that actually sell in japan only Japanese RPG's and Japanese games in general only sell
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Skorpion posted 18/11/2009, 01:02
Couldn't resist a $13 wii game. +1 from me.
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oni-link posted 11/11/2009, 07:03
newegg currently has it on sale for $13 if anyone is interested.
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Tuulikk posted 10/11/2009, 12:27
Nice to see this game taking on Bully: Scholarship Edition and soon No More Heroes.

House of the Dead: Overkill will sell over 500k and leave many core gamers behind and become one of the best selling third party core games on Wii.
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Ratix240sx posted 27/10/2009, 04:00
i was hoping to see some ads for halloween...
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oni-link posted 26/10/2009, 10:44
should sell 500k easily and maybe 600k-700k max!!!
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oni-link posted 26/10/2009, 10:42
Another game that ppl said would flop based on intitial sales. I guess they don't realize that most Wii games sell in the long run; which is good as all the shovelware gets sorted out now and receives terrible sales. This bodes well for Dead Space:Extraction (though they really could have changed the terrible box art as they turned a lot of ppl off)
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Fleeman posted 25/10/2009, 11:18
out of the big 3 that sega published i didn't think this would sell the most over 7000 copies last week between all the regions
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Kwaidd posted 25/10/2009, 11:15
cannot believe how rediculously entertaining this game is. over the top gratuitous violence, blood, cursing and absolute fun. why did i wait so long to play it?
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adam84 posted 24/10/2009, 03:23
@spurgeonryan
spot on, lets hope we get a 2nd game
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FaRmLaNd posted 24/10/2009, 09:31
It'll be interesting to see if this has a good Christmas boost or not.
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spurgeonryan posted 23/10/2009, 05:08
So like usual everyone who cried bomb are wrong.
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MEnkeli posted 21/10/2009, 07:23
Oh man this is a great game! Every Wii owner should have this. I'm just hoping for a sequel that would be longer and that would adress the occasional slowing down of the frame rate.

As it is the game is well worth the money they are asking for it!
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SaviorX posted 18/10/2009, 07:29
I would never consider buying this game for more than $12.

So the fact that HOTD:O sold this much at price points above $12 makes Sega very fortunate. The legs will last it a long time.
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DavidValbu posted 18/10/2009, 04:46
Sega must be happy with this sales. The budget for this game must be really low.
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atma998 posted 18/10/2009, 05:06
The game have pretty good legs.
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YesWiiCan posted 17/10/2009, 11:51
woot 400k
Next Goal: 500k
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adam84 posted 16/10/2009, 03:22
this is a great game, 700k would be nice and sure it will do it.
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WiiBox3 posted 15/10/2009, 10:43
This game is great!
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primogen18 posted 12/10/2009, 04:59
I agree with volitaire, this has the legs to go to 700k, especially with the holidays coming up and the many who have 2/3 who don't have this, itll be a good gift.
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Tuulikk posted 11/10/2009, 02:09
@ spurgeonryan: Monster Hunter 3 is tracking up to 1m faster then Super Mario Galaxy in Japan and will reach 1m and over.

Why The House of the Dead: Overkill and so many other games don't sell in Japan, I don't know.
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Chrizum posted 09/10/2009, 09:00
LOL, MH3 is the best selling third party console game in Japan of the entire generation. Trolling attempt failed!
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spurgeonryan posted 09/10/2009, 04:12
What doe the japanese market want? Does nintendo need to make a GRan turismo clone so they will start buying wii games? And Im not just talking about this game. I know wii play and sports and fit and that stuff sell great, but when MH3 can't barely get to a million, there is a problem with...them ..not nintendo. Thats what i think.
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Voltaire posted 08/10/2009, 11:55
Very good. Easily profitable. Might not reach 1million, but itll get to 700k soon.
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Product posted 05/10/2009, 06:32
Who would have thought this game was going to outsell Madworld?
Sega has already stated that this game has been very "successful" (profitable) for them.
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Tuulikk posted 02/10/2009, 08:11
@ spurgeonryan - 400k ain't bad, so maybe. If not in the profit zone at that level, then it will be there soon.

I will buy this game some day.
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spurgeonryan posted 29/09/2009, 08:52
Ok. So can everyone agree that 400,000 will make a good profit for a light game? CAn christmas get it to 500 thou. by this March?
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primogen18 posted 29/09/2009, 06:39
wheres more japanese sales?
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stof posted 27/09/2009, 02:53
because half of those sales are from the Japanese release guys
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spurgeonryan posted 26/09/2009, 09:37
Did it get a price cut?
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ash3336 posted 26/09/2009, 03:48
10k this week. nice.
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Red4ADevil posted 19/09/2009, 09:59
400k here we come!
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intro94 posted 18/09/2009, 09:51
And.. i forgot.the game is getting launched in Japan. Not the biggest market, but the franchise is known there.
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intro94 posted 18/09/2009, 09:50
@Killergran, adjustments do happen.also sales rise. If only WAW sold at its starting levels, it would have never reached the million it did. Its sales rose drastically during holidays.
Just a reminder, this site reported WAW at 150k after 3 months.
6 months later it was over 1 Million.2 years happened a bit too fast huh?
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spurgeonryan posted 11/09/2009, 01:12
And we can't forget the holidays?
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SuperJon posted 04/09/2009, 07:00
Oh don't be silly. It still costs fifty dollars. Once Sega drops this wizard to about thirty or twenty dollars, it'll sell like gangbusters.
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Killergran posted 04/09/2009, 02:16
@primogen18, to reach one million it'll have to sell at current levels for 2 and a half more years. That's not going to happen.
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primogen18 posted 24/08/2009, 06:56
this has some decent legs, I can see a millionth seller over time really.
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joshx posted 17/08/2009, 08:02
Great game a little short but great game
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MarioGalaxy posted 07/08/2009, 02:58
Don't worry, this game 'll have legs for the next months, so expect final sales close to 1M. And i think that the sales 'll rise a lot during Xmas. For the moment I think it's doing well. ;)
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zzyoshiman posted 30/07/2009, 05:51
it'll get higher sales when it's released in japan
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Sales History

Total Sales
0.02m
Japan
0.44m
NA
0.30m
Europe
0.09m
Others
0.85m
Total
1 n/a 16,102 11,939 4,786 32,827
2 n/a 17,637 20,541 6,456 44,634
3 n/a 10,500 17,570 4,713 32,783
4 n/a 8,629 14,176 3,831 26,636
5 n/a 7,666 12,646 3,412 23,724
6 n/a 6,267 10,062 2,744 19,073
7 n/a 5,703 7,813 2,278 15,794
8 n/a 5,369 6,956 2,079 14,404
9 n/a 4,333 6,728 1,860 12,921
10 n/a 3,492 5,606 1,529 10,627

Opinion (304)

AstroMaSSi posted 15/01/2012, 01:11
Very nice game. I like the pulp style
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slipknotfan posted 26/06/2011, 02:36
House of the Dead Grindhouse Pulp Fiction syle. Love it!!!!
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megaman79 posted 28/05/2011, 07:54
No sequel news, but Sega is porting this to the PS3 Move. Unfortunately the assumption that the Wii version undersold is given more validity (obviously untrue).
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MarioGalaxy posted 03/03/2011, 03:53
no news for the sequel? I though SEGA was planning to release desecond part this 2011...
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Arfen posted 12/11/2010, 09:29
I heard the other day that sega will re-release this game bundled with a shotgun.. maybe this move make increase the sales. million mark would be possible
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Conegamer posted 05/11/2010, 11:11
I'm hoping for 1mil LT!
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