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09/15/13 Nintendo
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08/23/13 Nintendo

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Owners: 51
Favorite: 5
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The Wonderful 101 (WiiU) > Opinions (87)

ireadtabloids posted 07/03/2020, 01:20
Good to see a successful kickstarter. 33,000 backers. One backer for every 11 copies of the Wii U game that were sold.
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b00moscone posted 03/08/2016, 10:44
Perhaps a 'Selects' print of this would really help. I imagine there are a lot of people who have heard of the game on the fence of buying it, so selling it for ~£15 would help it for sure.
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FloatingWaffles posted 07/07/2016, 11:01
I'm hoping this game becomes a cult classic of the Wii U library of games. One of those games that people who owned a Wii U look back at and think "You know, I should have bought that game...".
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Meret posted 07/05/2016, 01:26
Such a great game...
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iLikeEggs posted 28/03/2016, 08:40
Probably my favorite non-handheld 8th gen game, and one of the few that truly felt "next-gen" to me. A masterpiece, IMO. Shame it didn't perform better.
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Ryng posted 04/06/2015, 03:08
overtracked. And even if isn't... so poor sales. :(
The game not deserve this sales...
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Paatar posted 15/03/2015, 04:12
It'll probably sell around another 170k copies this year which will be good for it and it would be almost at .50m. Obviously, I wish it would do better than that but hey, at least it has some legs.
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Munchies posted 22/02/2015, 03:36
A big flop.
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Ninsect posted 24/01/2015, 02:14
LOL, Japan sales are way off.
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Metallox posted 06/01/2015, 03:16
The price cut helped a lot. Overall, I'd like to see more Wii U games having these legs.
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Skullwaker posted 04/01/2015, 04:18
Kinda shocked that this game did better in its second year. Happy to be one of the 2014 sales.
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Clyde32 posted 17/12/2014, 05:58
Almost sold more in its second year.
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bowserthedog posted 26/11/2014, 09:55
Looks like this is a legs game. Probably end up selling just as many copies in year two as year one. Wonder if it will continue like this for the next 2 or 3 years.
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Apolinario posted 25/11/2014, 12:43
Nope, it didn't sell well at all but the only people that know if it's over tracked or under tracked are sitting at Nintendo. This game was badly marketed and deserved to sell allot more. Oh well at least I got the opportunity to play it.
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MepH posted 25/11/2014, 12:22
wow... that game didn't sell well...
It's also 30-35K Overtracked in Japan alone (Media Create had it at 14K for the whole 2013 year)
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Apolinario posted 24/11/2014, 06:11
Actually Hyrule Warriors is considered a success and I'm sure we'll see a followup someday. In fact it's has exceeded expectations in the west. Hyrule Warriors is probably well over 700k now when you factor in eShop purchases. W101 did flop but man it's still a great game and I get to enjoy it because I own a Wii U and don't simply dismiss other systems. Great things ahead for Nintendo, nothing touches 3DS sales, and a Wii U reassurgence is right around the corner. BTW as a PS4 owner, I find the Wii U and PS4 compliment each other nicely.
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DrTregay posted 24/11/2014, 02:56
another game that flopped next to bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors. Nintendo fans better buy games that are not called mario.
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chronocross posted 01/10/2014, 08:29
Hope this game reaches at least 500k lifetime.
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fleischr posted 16/09/2014, 09:42
@SubiyaCryolite
The demo sucks compared to the actual game.
@WagnerPaiva
Once you nail down the combo system, it's a blast. It's really not that hard to get a hold of, but the game could've done a better job conveying that information. Beyond that, it's not the game -- it's you.

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SubiyaCryolite posted 14/09/2014, 05:40
I tried out the demo and wasn't too impressed :/
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WagnerPaiva posted 10/09/2014, 05:18
Sorry to say, but this is game is awful. Embarassing bad.
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fleischr posted 22/08/2014, 02:59
Considering its poor debut, it's legged out OK
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DarkRPGamer007 posted 17/07/2014, 02:10
THIS is a perfect reason why Nintendo doesn't make new IP's. Pikmin 3, DKCTF, WWHD, 3D World, MK8, and even 3rd party titles like Sonic Lost World and Rayman Legends are beating this. If you want to see more original content from Nintendo go buy stuff that isn't Mario!
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Maraccuda posted 16/07/2014, 09:25
BUY THIS GAME PEOPLE!
It was a blast and is cheap to boot.
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Gammalad posted 05/07/2014, 02:50
Wow this game should have sold a lot better...if only Ninty advertised it...the marketing potential for this game was huge.
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Pillow posted 01/06/2014, 11:31
this game will soon pass the first Baten Kaitos game and that game had a sequel, so I hope the same will happen with W101
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DarkFury posted 24/04/2014, 08:24
This might give you an idea what sales numbers it would take to get a sequel. 700K would make sales of Fire Emblem game viable on WiiU, I would imagine that is very close to what W101 needs to do. Straight from Nintendo: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/07/nintendo_wii_u_fire_emblem_would_need_to_sell_700k_to_justify_the_effort
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fleischr posted 23/04/2014, 08:28
Would be interested in a comic for this game, and online PvP would be amazing. Even though it's not selling the best, I hope Nintendo doesn't let this IP just die.
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NoirSon posted 19/04/2014, 06:09
A shame despite needing a hit Nintendo really didn't do a whole lot to push this game. As big as superheroes are these days or a necessary as it is to have a game whole unique to the Wii U they really dropped the ball with a just giving this one and Pikmin 3 IMO.
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cfin2987@gmail.com posted 07/04/2014, 04:57
Just bought this. GREAT game.
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zippy posted 31/03/2014, 08:35
Stunning game, low sales dont change the fact that this is awesome!!!
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fleischr posted 17/03/2014, 07:04
Should become the next WiiU bundled game...
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NintendoSupporter<3 posted 10/03/2014, 06:19
I think this will get 300-350k life time. Hopefully.

It's now March and the sales are still bad. That's pretty sad.
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DarkFury posted 08/03/2014, 08:23
Just checking this... yup, sales still horrible.
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fleischr posted 13/02/2014, 09:16
I'm glad to see this game's sales haven't totally tanked just yet. Pretty sure it should continue to sell well into 2014. Fingers crossed it reaches at least half a million...
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supernihilist posted 12/02/2014, 10:55
youve gotta be in full denial to believe Kamiyas jokes and to think this game has x2 the budget of Bayonetta
where did the budget go? visuals? advertising? LOL. No.
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DarkFury posted 03/02/2014, 08:19
Ummm... you gave a reason? Really? Where? Ah well. Unless Platinum or Nintendo release the budget, I guess we will never know for sure. But I do know this: the sales are still in the toilet. The game needs Nintendo's marketing push.
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supernihilist posted 30/01/2014, 05:32
i gave you reasons why it is IMPOSSIBLE to for TW101 to be 2x Bayonetta budget.
if you desire to remind blind to the facts then i just cant help you
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oniyide posted 26/01/2014, 09:34
so supernihilist knows better than the actual developer? sounds about right
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supernihilist posted 08/01/2014, 08:35
im not saying this game isnt going to make them lose money or its not a failure, but its not 2x Bayo budget, thats crazy, not even Uncharted 3 is that expensive LOL
they probably will keep shipping units slowly until it breaks even at some point
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DarkFury posted 04/01/2014, 02:47
Even if it is true and this game was 1/2 Bayonetta cost, we are still looking a crushing loss on this game unless the sales skyrocket soon. I am seeing the game discounted to 30$ new in the shops too. Not a good sign. But I will keep rooting for it.
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supernihilist posted 03/01/2014, 05:25
you know Kamiya is just a joker. if he said 2x Bayonetta budget, then it may very well be half in reality. This game has not twice of Bayo budget, not a chance.period.
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DarkFury posted 29/12/2013, 10:35
In 2009, Ubisoft said that the development of PS3/360 games was from 18-28 million. It is the end of 2013 and for sure the costs have not gone down. A massive game like Wonderful 101 to a game for next gen console is most likely to be far more. Plus there are all the other costs (marketing, corporate overhead, etc.)
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/games-to-cost-USD60m-says-ubisoft-boss
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JWeinCom posted 27/12/2013, 09:24
Uhhhhh... where are we getting that AAA games cost 20 million dollars? Games have a wide variety of costs based on a number of different factors.
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fatslob-:O posted 13/12/2013, 11:33
@JWeinCom & Kresnik If we consider that a AAA game roughly costs around 20 million dollars to make and the fact that the game had a 50% higher budget than Bayonetta. Bayonetta was meant to sell 1 million copies at a price of $60 as evidenced by sega's over shipping of the game it is very likely that W101 costs around 30 million.
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Kresnik posted 09/12/2013, 12:47
All they're going off is the "2x Bayonetta's budget" tweet that Kayima made. That game failed to be profitable at ~1m sold, I believe? If you did some maths you could probably get a ballpark figure for the budget.
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JWeinCom posted 08/12/2013, 06:09
Who decided this game cost 30 million? That would be crazy high for a game of this style. Any source on that?
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FarleyMcFirefly posted 06/12/2013, 04:21
30 million to make this game? Gosh that is a lot of money...
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DarkFury posted 28/11/2013, 09:21
@benji232: Yes, I think Nin could make as much as 50% of the retail price, but if the (very conservative) dev cost of this title is around 30 million, then the bare minimum sales Nin needs for this title is 1M copies -and that's full price, and not taking into account marketing costs and Nin overhead. Let's hope this title gets there, but at the moment it does seem unlikely. We shall see. I am rooting for W101!
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benji232 posted 25/11/2013, 05:36
@darkfury I think you are neglecting the fact that Sega (the publisher of Bayonetta 1) is not a console manufacturer which means they make a lot less money per copie sold. Nintendo is making a lot more money per copies which means that even though the game costed more to make (which I doubt was A LOT more), it won't need nearly as many copies sold to break even or even profit.
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DarkFury posted 23/11/2013, 04:57
@Pillow: Well, it can hardly do worse. But even at 500K at full-price (which I doubt will happen) we are still looking at an eye-watering loss. It was reported this game was more labour-heavy than Bayonetta, so the cost of producing it will have been high indeed. Let's hope for reversal in sales fortunes, but, I can't be too optimistic.
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Pillow posted 19/11/2013, 03:03
this game will have good legs. I expect 500k lifetime minimum.
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thewastedyouth posted 10/11/2013, 04:56
damn no on bought his in Japan?
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GdaTyler posted 25/10/2013, 10:03
Where's tbone51? lol. Prediction was waayyy off.
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GdaTyler posted 25/10/2013, 10:02
Even Vita games sold more than this. That's sad.
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bosslug posted 21/10/2013, 04:00
the sales for this are utterly depressing, and platinum games are not to blame
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DarkFury posted 19/10/2013, 09:21
What an utter sales disaster. Mindblowingly-bad sales for a great game.
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NoirSon posted 10/10/2013, 06:14
Probably would have done better if it was on the 3DS. But yeah, Nintendo failed to promote the game which is strange as superheroes are popular these days and even though the game has heavy Japanese influences just mentioning a unique Wii U title would have probably helped move more systems. Someone really should be fired over there at NoA another title dropped without much if any fanfare outside of Nintendo Directs and internet hype mainly from Platinum fans.
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Juma009 posted 09/10/2013, 06:47
My fellow Nintendo fans disapoint.....again.
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Zugdar posted 07/10/2013, 03:11
Blame N for not properly promoting it as well as launching in the same window as GTA V. The customers they wanted to buy this game were already core enough to have GTA out play it.
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Purple posted 02/10/2013, 11:56
Abysmal sales.
FANTASTIC game. If you own a Wii U and haven't picked up this game yet, what's wrong with you?!
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PlayMatt posted 28/09/2013, 08:18
WOW Another huge bomba for Wii U Bomba

Is there even hope at least? :/
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Damian.W posted 28/09/2013, 02:30
Nintendo, why, in hell, would you release this in the same timeframe as GTA 5? Great game, too bad everyone saw value in GTA over this.
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chidori-chan2 posted 26/09/2013, 07:09
15,134 15,134 In NA , well at least the game sell better than japan numbers.
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Havraha posted 26/09/2013, 04:59
Neither Nintendo nor the critics did this game any favors. Nintendo didn't advertise it hard enough, and the critics wrote things like "controls are weird, and it's not multiplatform so BOOO. 7.5" The game is much better than publisher and critics are saying, and that's frustrating.
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Iveyboi posted 26/09/2013, 04:55
It is a great, complex and deep game. Too bad it flopped so hard.
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FarleyMcFirefly posted 16/09/2013, 11:42
So excited to get this game in a few weeks! It looks like so much fun!!!
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chidori-chan2 posted 11/09/2013, 11:12
Truly fantastic piece of software, and one of the best Wii U games ... it's better than most of the mainstream gaming trash available now in this days. Sad, but the video game market is dead really.
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NoirSon posted 09/09/2013, 06:43
Not sure about other spots of the world but I think if Nintendo's advertising in Europe or Japan is the same as in North America, they did the game no favors. Sending a new IP out into the world without some sort of hook or significant push on a console like the Wii U is suicide. Even though the demo was great, if they really want to move units of software and hardware their approach for advertising their games needs to change significantly.
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asudake posted 05/09/2013, 04:25
It's not so bad hopefully, it's only for sales on the 24th. And this is a very niche game. I don't have Wii U, but when I get it, this will be my first game.
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legendarysaiyanbroly posted 02/09/2013, 09:11
The wonderful ... FLOP!!!! =P
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Arfen posted 01/09/2013, 11:19
I got it and it is AWESOME!! plenty of fun and great gameplay value. Pure Kamiya at his bests!! buy it!! :)
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think-man posted 01/09/2013, 04:27
@snorlax69 EU sales are not good, no matter what way you spin it. So yes I think you're the only one.
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iceboy151 posted 01/09/2013, 03:40
This is only one day of sales.
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snorlax69 posted 31/08/2013, 11:35
The game is awesome, incredibly underrated !! Am I the only one that thinks that Europe has good sales ? The game is an all new IP, on a console that isn't at its best and thereby Europe is the lowest Nintendo market ! I don't know but marketing did help the European market a bit, with no marketing (aka Direct, etc.) this game would've sold 100 copies .. it has outsold Splinter Cell and Disney Infinity on the Wii U in Europe !! Definitely good sales for Europe ! @curl-6 yeah you are right, we buy third party ...
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curl-6 posted 31/08/2013, 04:11
@binary solo: Ninty fans do buy 3rd party titles. Look at RE4, Epic Mickey, Sonic. W101 is just an incredibly niche game.
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binary solo posted 31/08/2013, 03:47
This was a showcased game for Wii U. Perhaps it wasn't meant to be a system seller but as a game that has had wide exposure for a long time before launch I expected much better sales. What's wrong with Ninty fans? They only buy 1st party titles. It's like ZombiU only worse.
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Jabbamk1 posted 31/08/2013, 01:39
wow... 13k week 1.

I don't want to see week 2!
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snorlax69 posted 30/08/2013, 03:41
Hmm .. ;/ 6,834 sales in Europe ! There was the promotion of Pikmin 3 so I GUESS, assuming 10.000 downloaded the Pikmin game (according to Miiverse-favorized standards and EU online rankings), half of it got the promotion so that means that a good 5,000 people downloaded the game ?! I guess 10.000 sales for first week of Europe ! ;)
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Orlik666 posted 30/08/2013, 02:55
Flopped hard in Europe. Only 6,834 first week. Game probably won't reach 100k lifetime.
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snorlax69 posted 29/08/2013, 03:36
Japan will probably be a bomb :) With only 6663 sales, not included the digital ! That's weird considering the love for that kind of gaming !
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snorlax69 posted 29/08/2013, 03:35
Hmm .. It actually did pretty good in Europe, I guess about 12,000 sales and not included the digital sales (which won't play a veery big role I think) ! It's waaay better than Game & Wario !!! Platinium Games never sell sooo much so it's good !!
I guess Nintendo was expecting such sales
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snorlax69 posted 21/08/2013, 01:49
This game is impossible to pre-order in Europe .. Are there limited sales ?
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snorlax69 posted 19/08/2013, 10:10
All right ..reviews incoming .. they seem good ! Will be picking this up day one !! :)
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think-man posted 18/08/2013, 09:50
Looking forward to seeing how well this sells, Is this going to be the system seller fans were hoping for? we will soon find out :)
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tbone51 posted 17/07/2013, 02:04
Hopefully this game sells 200k-300k within Its release intill holiday and boost over 1 million lifetime!
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Thechalkblock posted 24/06/2013, 11:40
I'm worried this game won't sell well :/
I hope it manages at least half a million lifetime!
Anything more and I would be pleasantly surprised.
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Sales History

Total Sales
0.08m
Japan
0.15m
NA
0.11m
Europe
0.02m
Others
0.36m
Total
1 5,765 n/a 7,694 462 13,921
2 2,928 n/a 3,621 217 6,766
3 1,532 n/a 2,571 154 4,257
4 1,049 n/a 1,913 115 3,077
5 820 13,134 1,692 2,970 18,616
6 696 3,966 1,277 943 6,882
7 629 2,304 892 556 4,381
8 555 1,290 682 323 2,850
9 495 848 655 225 2,223
10 432 1,055 703 273 2,463

Opinion (87)

ireadtabloids posted 07/03/2020, 01:20
Good to see a successful kickstarter. 33,000 backers. One backer for every 11 copies of the Wii U game that were sold.
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b00moscone posted 03/08/2016, 10:44
Perhaps a 'Selects' print of this would really help. I imagine there are a lot of people who have heard of the game on the fence of buying it, so selling it for ~£15 would help it for sure.
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FloatingWaffles posted 07/07/2016, 11:01
I'm hoping this game becomes a cult classic of the Wii U library of games. One of those games that people who owned a Wii U look back at and think "You know, I should have bought that game...".
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Meret posted 07/05/2016, 01:26
Such a great game...
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iLikeEggs posted 28/03/2016, 08:40
Probably my favorite non-handheld 8th gen game, and one of the few that truly felt "next-gen" to me. A masterpiece, IMO. Shame it didn't perform better.
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Ryng posted 04/06/2015, 03:08
overtracked. And even if isn't... so poor sales. :(
The game not deserve this sales...
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