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Oboro Muramasa

朧村正

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Vanillaware

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Role-Playing

Release Dates

09/08/09 Ignition Entertainment
04/09/09 Marvelous Interactive
11/27/09 Rising Star

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Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii) > Opinions (278)

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sorento posted 22/01/2010, 12:43
no 50K in other, 20K it'z too low
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DOLBYdigital posted 17/01/2010, 07:35
Solid gold gaming here folks! Get this game any way possible, I would suggest getting it online for EU people since it seems to be poorly distributed. Spread the word this game needs more sales!
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pariz posted 17/01/2010, 04:13
What a great piece of Game Muramasa is!
I am really enjoying it.
Fast fun delivered in such beautiful stylezed locales.
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Ostro posted 16/01/2010, 10:14
this deserves better sales =/
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SaviorX posted 15/01/2010, 02:50
It must've sold at least 20k in Others. If not, they would not have even released it in the territory.

Glad it could best 200k then. Hope for some more.
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dampowell posted 14/01/2010, 04:05
I want some europe sales
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Hobowan posted 04/01/2010, 08:58
i reckon with the excellent word of mouth this has got, its probably donw 20000 in europe.

so its done really well!. lifetime slaes of 250k would be a right result.

bring on a sequel vanillaware!
deepen the rpg side and the story, and make the combat less button mashy and moreskillful and youre onto a hit!
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famousringo posted 04/01/2010, 05:40
EU distribution is so terrible, I doubt the numbers in Others count for much anyway. Sucks to see a game killed by retailers like that.

At least the NA sales are strong.
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DOLBYdigital posted 04/01/2010, 04:10
Yeah so these numbers don't even include any Other territories which is great. Although I've heard the supply is kinda tight over there I just hope everyone can enjoy the Wii GOTY for 2009 in my opinion. Hope it gets to 300k lifetime, then I would be happy.
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novasonic posted 04/01/2010, 03:47
Wow they must be happy, this is going to end up selling 4 times what they needed it to.
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hYpnochronic posted 01/01/2010, 04:14
I wish I could give a copy of this to everyone who owns a Wii.
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Arandur posted 31/12/2009, 10:23
I'm looking for this game in Barcelona (Catalonia) and its impossible to buy :S. Simply "doesn't exist" :(.
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yorch posted 31/12/2009, 06:42
Hey, were are the other's numbers? You can buy it already. I bought it yesterday in Finland (25 only... and I was going to buy it full price...)
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Kenology posted 28/12/2009, 11:32
I'm finally getting around to playing this game now and it's absolutely beautiful. It's such an audio/visual tour de force and the gameplay is just sick. Amazing.
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pmaster4 posted 28/12/2009, 05:00
i hated fighting the oni especially when they would throw 4 of them at u o_O
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DOLBYdigital posted 27/12/2009, 07:12
Already stated this is my Wii Goty as well.
Sad that this didn't get a big bump like some other titles did. Hope it gets to 250k lifetime sales which is okay i guess.
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VivaLaWiida posted 25/12/2009, 08:00
BUY IT!!!!!
My personal game of the year 2009 already
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VivaLaWiida posted 25/12/2009, 09:55
OMG this game is sooo awesome! I just played it yesterday about 4 hours and its graphics are beautiful, the story is interesting and combat is awesome too. Well I hope that the combat won't get too linear soon, though.
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Majin-Tenshinhan posted 25/12/2009, 08:49
Just got it for Christmas :) Will probably try it out sometime soon.
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pmaster4 posted 24/12/2009, 03:33
this game needs to sell more, great game. I hope there is a part 2
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VivaLaWiida posted 23/12/2009, 10:11
JUST GOT IT.
Can't wait to play it!
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wesker496 posted 23/12/2009, 11:14
When are we going to see the sales for Others? This game deserves to sell more.
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jarypo_87 posted 23/12/2009, 04:54
It's a real gem. Sadly these kinds of games cannot sell well on the Wii. Maybe a ps3/360 port to XBL/PSN would be a big seller at 29.99. (Just trying to help the devs, no insult to the wii! I Love this game!)
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st_muscat0 posted 20/12/2009, 04:49
6K this week in NA, great sales, should reach 180K next week and by the end of the year hopefully 190K :)
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PSwii60 posted 20/12/2009, 03:10
just recently purchased this game - luv it!
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Cooke15 posted 17/12/2009, 02:32
Great game, one of the most beautiful games ever made :)
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NeoStar9 posted 16/12/2009, 02:42
Looking forward to finally picking this up. I hope these sales are seen as good by developers and publishers.
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Mora posted 15/12/2009, 10:04
Muramasa is a great game, great art, great action, great music; simply go for it :)
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DOLBYdigital posted 13/12/2009, 09:02
Really sucks to hear the release is so poorly stocked over in EU :(

This game is worth tracking down even if you have to buy it from an online retailer. Trust me it truly is a gem and definitely goty. Still playing it even with 20 other newer games on my plate :)
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Hobowan posted 12/12/2009, 07:51
HMV stores seem to stock this - it went up to like 12 in their chart. i was suprised as MPTrilogy is so poorly stocked there (ie not at all).

muramasa is my new favourite game this gen, a truly wonderful game :)
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Zornica posted 11/12/2009, 05:03
the store is called media markt, but i think there arent any of them in gb
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IxisNaugus posted 11/12/2009, 02:04
My copy finally arrived! Same day as my limited tin edition of Spirit Tracks!!! Ah, tis going be a sweet christmas for me :)
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IxisNaugus posted 10/12/2009, 02:25
@ Zornica

What the... what store is this exactly!? I cannot find this at any retailer in london! How much was it?
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woopah posted 08/12/2009, 10:06
itll be success for ignition, 120k with only translation and publication costs is very good. However it will be bad for MMV since they only get Japan and Europe numbers
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Zornica posted 08/12/2009, 02:14
@IxisNaugus: i bought it at my local store, they had plenty in stock.
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oni-link posted 07/12/2009, 07:38
I wonder if it sold thru 200K to 250K if vgchartz ever get the numbers for others!!!
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Majin-Tenshinhan posted 06/12/2009, 10:08
Hoping to get this as a Christmas present. If I don't, I'll go buy it myself after Christmas.
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IxisNaugus posted 03/12/2009, 11:57
@ Europeans

Go to Play.Com/Amazon/EBAY. Seriously, you're not going to find it at retailers, it's just a waste of your own time. Fucking EU retailers refusing to stock the damn game because its "not what the consumer wants". Patiently waiting for my copy to pop through the post... any day now.
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burning_phoneix posted 02/12/2009, 03:26
Game is almost impossible to track down but I finally managed to get a copy. Wii GOTY indeed!
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pancho posted 01/12/2009, 03:11
Very hard game to find in the UK stores at the moment. In my town the two main specialist game retailers, GAME and gamestation didnt carry any copies on the release weekend. Managed to track a copy down in HMV though. Best of luck to the game. 250-300k copies sold could be considered as a moderate success here i reckon.
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MarioGalaxy posted 01/12/2009, 08:55
I don't expect grat sales in Others. I'm from Spain, and I very disappointed because seems impossible to find on sale here. A very low number of copies have been sent to retalires, so it's so difficult tu but it. I can't understand it!! Very good revievs around here but no commercials, no publicity, no distribution.
It's a shame. Maybe we can sign an internet petition to bring out more copies of Muramasa. As an example, in the major gameshops here the game is official "on sale" but it's almost an odissey to pick up one copy.
No sales, no big numbers, but if you want games like "petz", "depilate yourself" etc, with the "party" thing at the end of the title don't worry, there are a lot of copies waiting for costumers!Nonsense!!!!!!!!!
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DOLBYdigital posted 30/11/2009, 06:11
Wii Game of the Year 2009!
Seriously this is easily the best Wii game I played in 2009 and also one of my top 5 Wii games ever. Although I think this game deserves much more sales, I think its selling okay for a niche game. Really hope Black Friday gives it a big bump and also anticipate some good numbers from Others. Spread the word about this amazing game!!
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fairyliar posted 29/11/2009, 10:40
yeah there should be 2 days sales figures.
I hope this will reach at least 10K for the first week in Others.
It's not very high but the game is very badly retailed and there s no advertising at all.
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Arfen posted 28/11/2009, 12:33
No Others numbers? this game arrived first than New Super MArio Wii here..
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z101 posted 28/11/2009, 07:28
Where are the other numbers? Seems this game is a big hit for marvelous!
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spurgeonryan posted 27/11/2009, 01:26
Well I keep reading stories that the developers only needed 50,000 to make a profit or they were only hoping for at least that much. America I believe pushed this game to great sales for the company.
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Hobowan posted 26/11/2009, 09:06
woo hoo! my copy finally reached me here in the uk! cant wait!

gotta wait till the missus gets off EA sports active though :(
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Fededx posted 23/11/2009, 12:54
I knew this was gonna happen... This is a great game but these gems don't sell... :( Look at Odin Sphere, same numbers...

It's a shame, I really hope this game does well during the holidays and make the creators earn some money from it... I don't have mine yet and I'm planning to buy it next year.
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Arfen posted 20/11/2009, 02:39
I bought my copy today!! :D at last!!!
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z101 posted 18/11/2009, 08:01
Good sales for a good game :)
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fairyliar posted 17/11/2009, 06:21
Very few are retailed in France but at least I got mine! The sales seem to be good nonetheless, reviews are very good here and I think that with the future success of new 2D Mario, maybe retailers will tell customers they can find same kind of games with muramasa.
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CARBONERO posted 14/11/2009, 02:11
@Kenryoku_Maxis

Agreed, l live in south america, and here retailers get their games from american's retailers and they told me that they have a really hard time finding some games (LKS, Cursed Mountain and others).
Bottom line, we are missing some good games, retailers don't have faith on Wii gamers (at least l got Muramasa)
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IxisNaugus posted 13/11/2009, 05:18
@ DOLBY.

I wouldn't be too hopeful about EU numbers if i were you. There was talk not long ago about some retailers there refusing to stock the game because it's "not what the customer wants". This makes me very doubtful about it's success over here.

In response to this, i have switched to plan B, and pre-ordered the game on Play.com for 24.99, and i highly recommend other europeans looking to buy this game do so as well. I cannot wait for this amazing game to fly through the postbox and when it does i shall dig my nails into this masterpiece. Until then, Modern Warfare 2 shall keep me happy :3
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SaviorX posted 13/11/2009, 01:20
Sales increase since Week 6 (although VERY minimal)!....These Wii games are really something else.
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Chrizum posted 12/11/2009, 10:03
Game has pretty good legs in America.
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DOLBYdigital posted 12/11/2009, 02:32
This is my Wii GOTY by miles. This game is selling 'ok' but it deserves sales in the millions. Hopefully the EU release will bump it up to 300k lifetime which would be ok. Really hope for more and would love to see a sequel, such an amazing game :)
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novasonic posted 12/11/2009, 08:13
The music in this game blows my mind! I got all 108 blades, all 6 endings, and I spent a little over 30 hours playing it. Maxed out Momohime to level 99, and Kisuke was at 96 I believe. Only thing I couldn't beat was the challenge area that suggested you be at level 92+. Anyone know what you get for beating it? Sorta simple game play, but a beautiful game overall. I'd give it a 9/10.
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Kenryoku_Maxis posted 11/11/2009, 04:03
After going shopping recently, I can see why this and many other games just aren't selling. It isn't in most stores. From Best Buy to Wal-mart to Target, it isn't in any of the major retail chains.

Much like Little King's Story and other 'core' third party titles, this game probably isn't selling simply because people can't find it outside of stores like GameStop. I'm frankly surprised its sold as well as it has now.
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z101 posted 06/11/2009, 08:52
Good sales for this niche game. Next Friday it will be released in europe.
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novasonic posted 06/11/2009, 08:35
Jeez Japan, embrace your imaginary videogame culture a little. At least American sales of helping it out. I've gotten 4 of the endings and 101 of the blades sofar. Dropped around 24 hours into it already, which isn't bad for a 2D action RPG. More time than I spent played Super Paper Mario. Go buy it people
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oni-link posted 03/11/2009, 08:15
By the time it gets released in Others; it should be over 150k sold lifetime and 100K sold in Americas. At the current pace this game is selling I don't think 300k-400k is out of the question for lifetime sales! Not bad for a niche game(2D sidescrollers are a niche) that was released for a system many thought did not have a hardcore gaming crowd!
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Hardcoregamer1989 posted 01/11/2009, 01:01
it releases in europe this month sometime
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oni-link posted 31/10/2009, 08:02
Wario Land: Shake!!! sold almost 700k lifetime; and in my opinion that game has better animation than Murmasa and Boy and his Blob. If Murmasa or Blob sells half of that it would/should be deemed as a success IMHO. But I hope that sales hit 120K in Americas w/ a total of 250K in all areas by the end of Dec 2009 before they do a price cut!!!
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nintendodsspok posted 30/10/2009, 03:20
Hopefully a price drop will help... Also Dead space failed for two reasons.... 1 over priced and 2nd NO MARKETING.... seems to be the nail in the coffin for most third party developed games...
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NYANKS posted 29/10/2009, 07:51
Aren't there like 8 million wii's in Japan? WTF Japan? .05 million? Then again America is about the same. This is craziness.
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Kenryoku_Maxis posted 28/10/2009, 05:27
@oni-link

Well its licencing group, Ignition Entertainment, is already very happy with its sales and projects it'll do well in Europe.

Hopefully it'll sell 150,000 or better in America. I read in an interview with the creator that Vanillaware is already working on a new project. Hopefully its something similar to this game.
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z101 posted 27/10/2009, 03:27
By th way: Why all people look at NPD? NPD doesn't count online shops like amazon. In my opinion it is useless.
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chris_wing posted 27/10/2009, 01:28
It's doing better the Dead Space.
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oni-link posted 25/10/2009, 07:51
If sales reach 250K lifetime or by next year (I think it'll do better) Ignition and Vanillaware will be happy!!!
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Barozi posted 25/10/2009, 12:58
Well after looking at the NPD numbers....
The start wasn't really that huge.
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Skorpion posted 24/10/2009, 12:27
I think there were a lot of preorders that contributed to first week sales.
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oni-link posted 23/10/2009, 05:31
I really don't understand Japan at all anymore. Anyways, I am suprised that this game's sales dropped off so fast! It's 1st wks sales were higher than Wario land:Shake it!!! Could it be due to shortages b/c ignition expected less sales? Either way I hope Others have better legs than this. The game really should have been advertised more and should have been sold at $40 instead of $50 as sidescrollers are a niche breed nowadays. It should pick up again this Nov. and Dec. for Xmas I hope!!!

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woopah posted 23/10/2009, 02:30
@ hardcoregamer

given its sales trend, why would you expect it to sell 30k in 2 weeks?
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Barozi posted 22/10/2009, 11:11
Looks like a typical hardcore game to me.
Huge start & bad legs
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Hardcoregamer1989 posted 21/10/2009, 02:16
wasn't this on 130k 2 weeks ago? lol, i thought it would be 160k by now lol, well either way its doing well in 1 country
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OmegaRugalv3 posted 20/10/2009, 08:51
Also this total is also including parts of October ...
does not looked overtracked at all.
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OmegaRugalv3 posted 20/10/2009, 08:50
It's doesn't look overtrack ... you forget ... NPD is USA .... "Americas" in Vgchartz is North America which includes Canada and Mexico.

Big difference ...
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Chrizum posted 20/10/2009, 11:02
Should be adjusted downwards by about 35k then.
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AtomSpyTroy posted 15/10/2009, 05:31
This game is doing pretty well!
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spurgeonryan posted 15/10/2009, 08:16
It is sold out in a lot of places, walmart takes forever to order new copies of games, so it might get a sale boost next week or soon after once they restock.
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woopah posted 13/10/2009, 05:21
actually that was in Japan
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woopah posted 13/10/2009, 05:20
56k were MMV's expectations

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DOLBYdigital posted 12/10/2009, 02:51
After seeing Dead Space's numbers I guess I am at least feeling better about Muramasa. Its easily in the lead for my Wii game of the year! Amazing experience :)

I hope it has some long legs and look forward to the EU release in a month. Spread the word!
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DxLink posted 10/10/2009, 04:50
Better than Dead Space Extraction
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spurgeonryan posted 09/10/2009, 04:01
Didnt somone say on this board that the makers were hoping for 50,000 total sales? We are going to double japans sales, so this should be very good?
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Zugdar posted 08/10/2009, 02:12
Could it be supply issues like in Japan? It had such a limited print that I've read its quite a rare game there.
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AtomSpyTroy posted 06/10/2009, 08:53
This is the best game I've played in a while. Everybody needs to get on this stuff.
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DOLBYdigital posted 06/10/2009, 07:08
I agree with Kenryoku that it is selling but not selling 'well'. Also I am just disappointed since I absolutely love the game and want more people to experience it.

So even though I realize it is a niche game, I wished it would sell more. I think its coming to EU so hopefully that will give it a good bump. If it gets to 300k lifetime, I would be happy but thats optimistic. Hopefully we will see a sequel!
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Kenryoku_Maxis posted 04/10/2009, 05:15
@mjo011

I wouldn't say its selling well. Its just actually selling. Selling well would be like 25,000 copies a week with a slight increase. At this rate, it looks like it'll taper off and start only selling 1-2K a week only hitting 15-20K in America. Which is pretty okay for a 'niche' game but again, not 'well' for a game overall.
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mjo011 posted 02/10/2009, 03:39
A high-quality niche game selling well on Wii?

I am guessing it is over tracked in the US by quite a lot.
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Soriku posted 02/10/2009, 02:52
@Dolby

How did Wii owners 'overlook' this? The game's selling great for what it is. It's not exactly a mainstream game.

Seems the game has some legs.
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Soma posted 02/10/2009, 12:48
Can't wait to play this, just received it from Amazon :D
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spurgeonryan posted 01/10/2009, 07:04
its done good though according to what I read the company was waiting for
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darkwing64 posted 30/09/2009, 12:08
they do ignore because they all have different tastes, i told a friend about this one, and he said:"It's to japanese for me i prefer my SSBB"
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DOLBYdigital posted 29/09/2009, 05:50
Grrrr!!!!
This is why I don't like wii owners, how can they just overlook or ignore an absolute gem like this?!

Such a shame, I guess I should've expected this since every other truly amazing and different game has sold poorly. Wake UP gamers!
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spurgeonryan posted 26/09/2009, 09:43
Does this freakin site track Walmart?! Whenever I go to any of the four walmarts next to my house they are either sold out or on the verge. Why doesn't npd and other track walmart? Is it because they sell too fast for them to track?
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r4in posted 26/09/2009, 04:09
I just finished the Kisuke story in the game and it took me eight hours. I wasn't rushing and spent some time wandering around. It could easily be done in much less time. I have started Momohime's story and am totally excited to continue on. I absolutely love the game. The Japanese voice-overs, awesome visual and audio presentation, the great action/RPG blend and all of the various items that you find/buy are awesome. It is rapidly climbing my all-time favorite games list. It is probably in my all-time top five. For the first time in a long time I have found a game that I have every intention of playing through more than one time!

The biggest complaint I heard during any review was that you wander through many screens without doing anything.. I don't think that this is a totally accurate representation of the game. It retains the old random battle system used in RPGs and sometimes you just don't encounter a battle during a screen. I've walked all the way through a screen and fought nobody. Then, for some reason, decided to turn around and as soon as I stepped back into the screen I was in battle. I have also wandered through a screen looking for items, or just looking at the background from different angles, and then all of the sudden was thrown into battle after being in a screen for over a minute. Some items bring battles more frequently while others decrease them.

This game is totally awesome! Period! I'd recommend it to almost anyone.
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Daileon posted 25/09/2009, 11:20
Huge drop =/
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Tayne posted 21/09/2009, 10:14
I wonder how much it'll be adjusted down when NPD comes out.
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DOLBYdigital posted 21/09/2009, 01:52
I would love if this game got 500k lifetime since it deserves millions in my opinion. Simply a phenomenal experience that still has me in the death grip. Cannot stop playing this gem.
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puffy posted 21/09/2009, 10:39
Depending on how it fares in Others, 500k is possible with these numbers :D
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IxisNaugus posted 21/09/2009, 03:13
@ fairyliar

I second that.
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WhiteX posted 21/09/2009, 12:42
200 thousand will be good.
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Zugdar posted 20/09/2009, 11:12
Great start!
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avinash habashi posted 19/09/2009, 08:49
i bought this game
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Rustuv posted 19/09/2009, 08:11
sweet I was worried it wouldn't do well.
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fairyliar posted 19/09/2009, 06:59
great opening in US. Let's hope we in EU will able to take the same way!
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NYANKS posted 19/09/2009, 06:33
Would .20 million be good sales for this game or are we already there?
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Hardcoregamer1989 posted 19/09/2009, 08:16
and i here its a 20hour game so its worth it
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Hardcoregamer1989 posted 19/09/2009, 08:14
now im waiting for a release date in Australia.. EB Games said it will be released next month
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marcianito posted 19/09/2009, 03:38
success already
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st_muscat0 posted 19/09/2009, 03:38
OMFGWTFBBQ just look at those opening week sales for NA, never thought it could pull that off. Oh well great news all round then, 250K WW eventually? I can only hope :P.
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Soriku posted 19/09/2009, 02:20
gansito just got owned by me :P

gansito, there were over 50k preorders. These sales should've been expected.
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11ht11 posted 19/09/2009, 01:55
wow was expecting sales to be lower, hope it doesnt get adjusted down
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arsenal009 posted 18/09/2009, 10:13
Great 1st week sales. Let's hope that this can sell 200k+ WW.
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gansito posted 18/09/2009, 09:43
too good to be true, wouldn't surprise me if this was overtracked. Most core Wii games get overtracked by a lot in vgc.
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Tayne posted 18/09/2009, 06:07
Goods sales. I need to finish Okami so I can pick this up.
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Zucas posted 18/09/2009, 05:33
Awesome sales. Obviously built up quite a bit of crowd waiting for this game.
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Kenryoku_Maxis posted 18/09/2009, 05:14
Oh my....that's exactly what I was estimating it would do. That's a big shock. And a welcome one at that! I was fearing it would only sell down in the low 30s. Let's hope it gets a good 200,000-300,000 total for America lifetime.
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Kenology posted 18/09/2009, 02:02
Nice opening! Hopefully it'll do well over the holidays too!
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Voltaire posted 18/09/2009, 01:42
Impresive start. A lot more than i thought itd be.
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outlawauron posted 18/09/2009, 12:01
@ rout

As deceiving as it seems, most Japanese orientied titles like these actually do better in the West. Look at Disgaea, Persona, or Growlanser. All did better in the West.
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routsounmanman posted 17/09/2009, 10:29
The game debuts higher in US than Japan? Where's the logic in that? @_@
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Hoffmole posted 17/09/2009, 09:07
Wow! But I doubt others will be much to look at judging by current trends. 3rd party Wii "gamey" games seem to have found footholds in America and Japan has MH3 and can look forward to Dragon Quest 10, but Others just can't seem to shake that "casual" curse
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IxisNaugus posted 17/09/2009, 09:03
Didn't expect such an opening in US, i expected 40K max.

I know it won't happen, but i hope EU's opening is at least half as good.
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Majin-Tenshinhan posted 17/09/2009, 08:11
Wow, that's a fantastic opening in the US ^^ I bet Marvelous are happy now :D
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Faxanadu posted 17/09/2009, 07:59
Ver good US start. If it can do similar in Europe....
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famousringo posted 17/09/2009, 07:12
That's a solid NA launch for a game which is so severely Japanese.
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I LOVE GIGGS posted 17/09/2009, 07:05
Good first week numbers.
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megaman79 posted 13/09/2009, 06:04
Very quick for europe. I thought we had to wait till next yr.
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oliist posted 13/09/2009, 05:19
@Hardcoregamer1989
In two months from now.
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Hardcoregamer1989 posted 13/09/2009, 01:06
when is this gonna hit Europe?
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DOLBYdigital posted 09/09/2009, 08:41
Easily one of the best action games I have played in a long time. Brings back memories of the old 2D classics but in amazing glorious 2.5D stylized graphics that melt your face while you are playing.

Besides the fact that the controls are a perfect blend of challenge and reward along with the amazingly addictive large list of unlockable swords. This game just oozes quality/style/and gameplay that is instantly classic. Its hard to describe but this game hits the nail on the head perfectly.

Every wii owner who likes action games or 2.5D should buy this game without hesitation. It deserves sales in the millions!

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r4in posted 09/09/2009, 07:43
So far I absolutely love the game. The music is awesome and I don't think I need to explain the visuals. On the surface it seems like a button mash free for all but you will quickly realize that it's much deeper than that. I love forward to spending plenty of time on this game.
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Smeags posted 07/09/2009, 08:47
While playing the game, my little sister stopped and watched, only to say "This game is beautiful!". I would have to agree.
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sc94597 posted 07/09/2009, 08:07
I sped through Kisuke's story in 7hrs. I got about half the swords though, and only fought two "gates" where you get special equips. I also played most of the game on the muso, only putting it on the shura difficulty before boss fights. The difference in difficulty is immense btw. You'll be dieing a lot on Shura, while never on Muso. Now I'm starting Momohime's campaign. This game is definitely on track to being in my top 10 Wii games..
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Kenology posted 05/09/2009, 02:27
We know JP projections were at 56k, what about US and EU?
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nordlead posted 04/09/2009, 05:48
looks like this released early at EBGames only. No other retailer seems to have it.
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Chrizum posted 02/09/2009, 12:20
Based on pre-order numbers, I'd say this will sell around 50k first week on the US. That's really good!
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mfogg20 posted 18/08/2009, 08:48
So if you count shipped numbers which they base their estimates on this game has likely sold 56k to retailers already. Good to see them meet their goal. And judging from the preorder data that was just posted it should have a pretty big opening in America. Probably around 35,000 - 40,000
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Majin-Tenshinhan posted 08/08/2009, 03:31
Looking good so far, didn't they say they were expecting it to sell 56k in Japan?
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r4in posted 30/07/2009, 06:25
I will be buying this game the day/week it comes out. I am so excited about the recent revival with some quality 2D titles.
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DOLBYdigital posted 20/07/2009, 05:15
Thank you Vanilla Ware for this masterpiece!

Just in case anyone doesn't know, Gamestop has a really nice pre-order gift for this game. It is a fold out wall scroll with detailed drawings of the main characters. It looks almost as sweet as this game!

Hope it does really well since I love the 2.5-D push lately :)
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IxisNaugus posted 25/06/2009, 12:19
I hope this and Arc Rise do really well in the long run. I'm glad us europeans don't have to wait till next year for this anymore :)
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angelkitty86 posted 24/06/2009, 11:15
i hope the EU packshot will be better, im sure it will
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JTurner82 posted 17/06/2009, 09:16
That depends on how well Ignition markets it. Same thing's true with ARC RISE FANTASIA. These two titles should eventually sell over time if they find the right audience. In Japan, it would have been a better idea to wait at least until MH3 debuts; then they would have had a better chance of attracting people.
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Ari_Gold posted 16/06/2009, 09:40
40 k sales in japan, not bad, might end up at 150k WW
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ash3336 posted 15/06/2009, 07:00
But Opoona wasnt as awesome as this game.
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JTurner82 posted 08/06/2009, 06:08
Definitely. At least it's not a terrible failure like, say, OPOONA.
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Valkyria00 posted 07/06/2009, 12:41
Agreed. The boxart looks bad imo.
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okr posted 03/06/2009, 11:28
The boxart doesn't do the graphics/artstyle justice.
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Valkyria00 posted 31/05/2009, 12:13
Wishlist the NA version took the J one out of my collection since Im not playing it anymore. =P
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Soriku posted 29/05/2009, 03:49
Already at 41k. It'll hit it's expectated mark slowly but surely, which is good.
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Beoulve posted 25/05/2009, 04:49
Ouch, weak legs. I was hoping this would do much better. I personally loved Odin Sphere, and this game looks fantastic. Here's hoping for stronger sales in the west, if it gets a release.
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JTurner82 posted 17/05/2009, 06:00
It's almost at 40K. That means it's got another 16K legs to go, but even though it's sales numbers are smaller, it's still showing some legs.
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DOLBYdigital posted 04/05/2009, 06:48
I think this will do great in NA since it is getting a bunch of attention. Spread the word!
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bratislav posted 04/05/2009, 03:43
it needs another shipment. where's it marvelous?
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JTurner82 posted 04/05/2009, 02:32
I wouldn't give up on Marvelous. They still have another shipment to send; I think the numbers will probably boost slightly around that time. (It's already halfway at its expectations range.
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Chrizum posted 03/05/2009, 11:53
First week was good, but I don't think there's a game out there with worse legs than this.

Poor Marvelous, they'll never meet expectations.
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Roflinator posted 30/04/2009, 09:15
Didn't they had supply issues for having low expectations?

Eh, time will tell.
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metalmonstar posted 28/04/2009, 03:51
6 weeks of legs Japan. That is all they need. I really hope they do get those legs though. Otherwise this won't make it to that 56k they were hoping for.
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Genjuro posted 27/04/2009, 06:09
wow that are really bad sales for such a great game, can't believe that
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cs-manager posted 27/04/2009, 10:54
fail @ naruto3336

26k opening week and 20k for 4 more weeks? That almost never happens in japan and especially not for a game like this...
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naruto3336 posted 25/04/2009, 02:53
This is an amazing opening week for japan! This is not low. This will probably sell 20k for 4 more weeks and then 15k for a couple more weeks. It is a success.
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Kenryoku_Maxis posted 24/04/2009, 10:14
Certainly hope the seemingly low sales are due to the stores holding low expectations. The game had high reviews and expectations from fans. Let's hope it'll sell well over time. Both in Japan and America.
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Soriku posted 23/04/2009, 09:20
Another 6k or so this week it'll be like. I'm just waiting for new shipments and Golden Week to come around for a boost though.
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JTurner82 posted 23/04/2009, 05:44
Correction: the #25 position was in the MC charts. Famitsu has it placed considerably higher, at about #17. While this is a significant drop, at least the fact that it reached the 30K mark is reassuring.
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JTurner82 posted 23/04/2009, 05:41
Apparently on the next week chart, the game dropped to #25, but reports seem to indicate that the game's journey to 56K is about halfway there.
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ClaudeLv250 posted 22/04/2009, 10:27
...you know they can only ship as many as the stores request, right? It's more like stupid stores messed up shipments.
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mangapicture posted 20/04/2009, 03:23
awesome sales, since they only shipped 32k.

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Valkyria00 posted 20/04/2009, 05:37
Stupid MMV messed up shipments. It could have sold more.
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Soriku posted 19/04/2009, 11:31
Good sales :)
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Zornica posted 19/04/2009, 10:17
is it true that it was sold out in japan?
maybe it will beat odins sphere...
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JTurner82 posted 18/04/2009, 09:14
It's indeed a fine start, but whether MURAMASA can maintain that momentum depends on the upcoming weeks. FRAGILE debuted with similar (although smaller) numbers and look at how far that went. But if Marvelous' expectations are that low, then this will indeed be considered a success.
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siavm posted 18/04/2009, 06:06
They were in short supply the first week. So this game is really going to start taking off in the weeks ahead.
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CONMAN15 posted 18/04/2009, 06:02
Awesome! 2nd place in Japan. Funny how people are saying that Deca sports 2 bombing, is a sign of decline off wii, when a real high profile game is selling.
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SaviorX posted 18/04/2009, 05:27
The expectations for the game were 56k by the end of the 2nd fiscal quarter I think.

It will definitely pass that eventually.
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Chrizum posted 18/04/2009, 04:20
Good first week sales, definitely.
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Sales History

Total Sales
0.11m
Japan
0.32m
NA
0.13m
Europe
0.04m
Others
0.60m
Total
1 26,478 n/a n/a 26,478
2 5,955 n/a n/a 5,955
3 2,683 n/a n/a 2,683
4 1,882 n/a n/a 1,882
5 1,697 n/a n/a 1,697
6 1,378 n/a n/a 1,378
7 1,219 n/a n/a 1,219
8 1,234 n/a n/a 1,234
9 1,022 n/a n/a 1,022
10 796 n/a n/a 796

Opinion (278)

oniyide posted 19/09/2012, 02:51
the game is confirmed to be coming to PSVita...make of that what you will
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piggychan posted 06/09/2012, 08:56
was hoping this will come to the 360.. but got tired of waiting. Anyway just purchased this still in shrink wrap and in my play queue of wii games that need catching up on..
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Faxanadu posted 17/01/2012, 10:32
impressive US sales
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oni-link posted 04/10/2011, 09:16
if it does it better come as a $10 downloadable on my 360!!! But c'mon next gen can't come soon enought Wii U, 720 all the way!!!
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oni-link posted 04/10/2011, 09:15
I don't think it'll come to the HD systems anymore. Why coz next gen is just around the corner. Time for everyone to move on u know?
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thetonestarr posted 06/09/2011, 01:01
I love this game. It's a LOT of fun, and it's breathtakingly gorgeous too.
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