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Takarajima Z: Barbaros no Hihou

宝島Z バルバロスの秘宝





Release Dates

10/23/07 Capcom
10/25/07 Capcom
01/18/08 Nintendo

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Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (Wii) > Opinions (272)

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BengaBenga posted 02/02/2008, 04:03
Did my part today, 1 more sale in Europe.

Absolute Awesome game!

Must have for every adventure and point/click lover.
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Joeron posted 02/02/2008, 04:08
I believe if this game can reach 500k, Capcom will advertise Z&W2 more heavily. I can see Z&W2 become a million seller with the right advertising.
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benjaminwillcock posted 02/02/2008, 02:00
Way to go Europe! Looks like we'll finally start to see some great sales for Z&W. I think 300,000 is a certainly now, as well as a sequel. I'm going to predict this game will reach 400,000 by the end of the year with possible lifetime sales of 500,000 or higher depending if a sequel comes out to boost it further.
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T013 posted 01/02/2008, 10:13
Buy it. But it! BUY IT!
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Man posted 01/02/2008, 09:57
This hasnt been released yet in Australia. Not till 22 of Feb or something like that... is that the biggest load of crap youve ever heard?

its not as if theyll have trouble printing the extra PAL discs to ship to aus at the same time as europe...
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Chrizum posted 01/02/2008, 02:19
I let loose my calculus skillzzz on this game and predict 350k this fiscal year (march 31).
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fdsafdsa posted 01/02/2008, 01:58
Europe FTMFW
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EdEN posted 31/01/2008, 06:05
If total Z & W sales do reach 300k it would prompt Capcom into making Z & W 2 considering the most expensive part of the process (creating a new universe and establishing a new brand) has already been taken care of.

All in all I thinl Z & W will do 500k worlwide by december 31st, 2008 thanks to a lower price and an August re-release.
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kopstudent89 posted 31/01/2008, 09:02

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ClaudeLv250 posted 30/01/2008, 03:01
Wow, Europe saves Zack & Wiki!
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Neos posted 30/01/2008, 01:12
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dude17761991hatp posted 30/01/2008, 12:54
I'm so proud of Europe it hurts sometimes. If this can creep its way to 300K I'll be a happy lad.
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Faxanadu posted 29/01/2008, 07:59
Europe FTW! we just like good games over here. 250k most definite. It might actually do that in Europe alone...
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famousringo posted 29/01/2008, 03:59
It did not take long for Europe to smash the Japanese sales of this title.

Huzzah for the EU!
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Chrizum posted 29/01/2008, 03:29
Actually, it's already at 200k, numbers just aren't updated yet.
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bigjon posted 29/01/2008, 03:11
Yea!!! I am sure 200k is profitable for this : )
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sizynski posted 29/01/2008, 03:07

How about that? Another 24,000 in Europe. Sweeeet. It's going to hit 200,000 after next week's sales are added up.
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bluster posted 24/01/2008, 01:41
This game could maybe go as high as 400 k WW in 6 months from now.
That would be a nice number given the caracteristics of the game and the lack of advertising
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kopstudent89 posted 23/01/2008, 08:34
well europe seems to do better the following weeks after the first, or maybe it was the holidays? still hope it does another 20-30 k next week, should just boost it up a little
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StarcraftManiac posted 23/01/2008, 03:41
25k in 2 day opening (1 day was a Sunday on which most stores weren't open)... So i guess this game is gonna sell more then 30k next week in the EU! I really do!...
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Chrizum posted 23/01/2008, 02:03
Europe numbers are nice. Let's hope this game will sell 500k lifetime. I think it can.
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tokilamockingbrd posted 23/01/2008, 12:31
well... 24k is better than its opening week was in US, and it was only out for 2 days... this should stay steady for at least next week : )
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aspirin posted 22/01/2008, 09:00
I hope it will sell good in europe. This game is great.
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Stever89 posted 22/01/2008, 06:15
As long as it sells 5,000 units a week this year, it'll hit 400,000 units (130,000 now, + 50 * 5,000 = 400,000), course it might fall off the charts, then we'll have to wait for shipment numbers. but that might be too optimistic
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SleepWaking posted 21/01/2008, 12:05
I still hope it can eclipse the 250.000 sold (not te retailers). I think Capcom would really be happy. although they already are, I mean Z&W2 is confirmed isn't it?
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Sky Render posted 20/01/2008, 04:59
Somebody already tried doing a "Buy Zack and Wiki Campaign", but it obviously didn't work so great. Probably because it was web-based, and most gamers aren't exactly frequenters of gaming sites. Really, the best you can do is word-of-mouth. Both online and off. It worked for Katamari Damacy, it may well work for Z&W too.
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ugg1020 posted 20/01/2008, 04:30
It's a shame such a good game sold so poorly.
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DarkNight_DS posted 19/01/2008, 02:15
Hmmm... anyone have any ideas on how to spur North American sales for the game? Since Capcom basically left the game for dead (no advertising).
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Alexandervgc posted 18/01/2008, 03:47
I have bought this today.
Its graphics are beautiful.
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Sri Lumpa posted 16/01/2008, 06:19
Working this weekend (Friday, Saturday AND Sunday) so I won't be able to pick it up until next week :(

Hopefully it sells more in EU than in America as NOE said they pushed its release back so as to give it more exposure.
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kopstudent89 posted 14/01/2008, 05:57
wow it sold even worse?!:S
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I like Bacon posted 06/01/2008, 07:27
and it fell to #82 hours later.
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I like Bacon posted 06/01/2008, 01:23
ouch, the game went from #56 to #77 in just the Wii sales.

Z&W FTW!!!!! It deserves better sales!
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Hyperion posted 04/01/2008, 01:49
So this is how the game really sold after the adjustments, huh?

Good bye world!

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Bruno Muņoz posted 04/01/2008, 01:05
The game has been readjusted, unfortunately their sales are very poor.
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reverie posted 04/01/2008, 01:01
It will arrive around 18 Jan in Europe.
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jv103 posted 28/12/2007, 05:23
You're purchase counts as far as moving software, I live in the sf bay area and shop at fry's all the time. I don't know if ioi usese fry's as a major retailer cause they are much smaller a chain than the major ones.
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jpelles posted 28/12/2007, 12:47
When does this game ship in Europe. With all the hype over here it could hit very well over there.

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Hyperion posted 25/12/2007, 01:16
Um...I meant to say *hype* on my previous post (That typo didn't deserve to my double post, did it?)
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Hyperion posted 25/12/2007, 01:07
I just bought the game yesterday, and I have to say that it definitely lives up to the height. I love the puzzles, quite a few of them actually made me think! I just hope that the sequel sells better.

(I was wondering, I bought this game at a store called Fry's Electronics. I was wondering, and this might sound dumb, does my purchase count if I didn't buy the game at Gamespot/Wal-Mart/ToyRus/etc.?)
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Heyasuki posted 20/12/2007, 02:56
/sigh this game just like 'No More Heros' seems to sell like crap, people stop buying crap! and get these games.
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alpha_dk posted 20/12/2007, 06:24
.03% of the people who bought this game (as of 2007.12.20) are on vgchartz...
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kopstudent89 posted 19/12/2007, 09:11
WE rly hope so!! 200k would be amazing in europe giving the circumstances
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Charles01 posted 19/12/2007, 12:58
lets hope europe dig this game way more than america just like mario and sonic.
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rukusa posted 18/12/2007, 08:55
A message to all regions: Buy this fucking game. Do not, I repeat DO NOT turn it into another Okami ffs.
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Faxanadu posted 10/12/2007, 11:12
Yeah, lets make it BloodDude & HardcoreMonkey and put some blood in. Will definitely sell much more.
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kopstudent89 posted 06/12/2007, 09:42
well it reached 100 k!!! loool... so much potential.
But rly zack and wiki 2??? why dont they change the name!!!
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StarcraftManiac posted 06/12/2007, 04:44
Capcom gave their releaselist to stores in America yesterday.
4 new games were named.
Including Zack and Wiki 2... ...
So start gettin' excited! (And yes Neos, Januari 8th, when Zack and Wikiis released in the EU, we will turn it into a profit ...)

I guess it only needs like 150k Ww to make a profit... Which it's gonna top!
I guess 300k wouldn't be bad!
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Neos posted 01/12/2007, 12:12
gah, give it to europe please, we will turn this game into a profit
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NintendoTogepi posted 29/11/2007, 06:30
Passed 100k

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choirsoftheeye posted 28/11/2007, 08:38
Got a nice boost from Black Friday. It'll pass 100k in the next couple weeks, which isn't that good, but still not a complete flop.
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konnichiwa posted 26/11/2007, 02:20
*Gives stof a cookie*
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stof posted 20/11/2007, 05:07
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NintendoTogepi posted 17/11/2007, 10:49
Did the game really sell this bad?

I don't own it but jeez, 60,000 copies?
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stof posted 15/11/2007, 06:15
@ Montana - outside of IGN and a few other sites, this game didn't have hype even on the internet. In fact that's why sites like IGN were plugging it so hard. Because they knew there was so little hype out there.

Infact, despite the game being out for 3 weeks and getting absolutely rave reviews from the sites that cover it, the game still doesn't even have 20 reviews on Gamerankings. This game's sales proves that the Internet needs to get it's ass in gear and help sell this amazing game!
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acidzebra posted 12/11/2007, 10:19
Everybody who has this game (including me) raves about it, but the name and lack of marketing seems to turn people off. Their loss, it is a great game.
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Styster posted 11/11/2007, 04:13
You owe it to yourself and Capcom to buy this game. We should reward such charm and originality.
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omgwtfbbq posted 09/11/2007, 05:35
I don't think anyone has played this game and not liked it. If you don't have it, buy it. And tell all your friends about it. Fantastic game.
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MontanaHatchet posted 09/11/2007, 02:50
The game's sales prove that the internet's power still has a long way to go.
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Chadius posted 08/11/2007, 11:36
Bought this for my roomate's birthday. It's an awesome game.

And I was never really a PC gamer, so the (real) Adventure genre is quite a change of pace for me.
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mr-money posted 07/11/2007, 03:37
I'm sure it's great, but the marketing team has really ****ed up with this one. The name is weird, I haven't seen any ads. This thing was destined for commercial failure, and ouch... 0.04 million???
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Ghettobob22 posted 06/11/2007, 05:30
Awesome game. If you guys are interested in this I believe Agatha Christie is out... Now-ish and Secret Files: Tunguska is coming out in the first quarter of next year. Both of which are adventure games! I'm excited.
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stof posted 05/11/2007, 03:13

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Onimusha12 posted 04/11/2007, 01:57
At first I was dissapointed with this game, what a fool I was, it has easily become one of my favorite titles for the Wii. The game's replay value is worth it alone.
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RCTjunkie posted 04/11/2007, 08:18
WANT GAME!!!! *checks wallet* TOO BROKE!!!! RCT HULK DESTROY WORLD!!! RAWRRR!!!!!!!
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lightbleeder posted 03/11/2007, 02:15
I just bought it! Well I ordered online haven't arrived yet
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MontanaHatchet posted 03/11/2007, 01:47
I keep on trying to tell my friends about the title but they think it's stupid just from the title alone...

I don't want to be shunned :(
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stof posted 03/11/2007, 12:31
You are definately not half way through. Each puzzle gets significantly harder and longer as they go. I actually used platinum tickets on the Fire boss level! Of course, it was a huge huge huge mistake. But I can't take that back now.

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JMan posted 01/11/2007, 06:23
If you like puzzle games, this is definitely fun and challenging. It is also very humorous. It is not action oriented, although there are several puzzles throughout the game that require you to be in certain places at certain times. We play this together as a family, with one person controlling and the others in the family suggesting things to do by pointing with their remotes and drawing on the screen, like a telestrator.

Budget priced make this game all the more appealing. The box claims 30 hours of gameplay. I'm at 9, I think about halfway through, but stuck. I can see several areas of replay value within the game (other challenges in the levels that get unlocked when you complete it), so 30 hours is probably about right.
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farmerbob posted 31/10/2007, 11:46
Awesome Game! Any Wii owners need to take advantage of this game NOW!
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frybread posted 31/10/2007, 05:47
If you combine an old Sierra adventure game and Zelda, you get Zack & Wiki.
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stof posted 31/10/2007, 05:22
This game is fantastic. It's got a perfect mix of gameplay and presentation. You really owe it to yourself to buy this game if you own a Wii... or even if you don't.
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Sales History

Total Sales
1 9,622 21,494 n/a 4,142 35,258
2 3,184 8,856 n/a 1,699 13,739
3 2,040 4,576 n/a 882 7,498
4 1,448 4,045 n/a 776 6,269
5 1,253 5,514 n/a 1,050 7,817
6 1,019 4,186 n/a 798 6,003
7 1,190 6,016 n/a 1,145 8,351
8 1,460 7,934 n/a 1,508 10,902
9 1,852 11,572 n/a 2,197 15,621
10 1,423 5,804 n/a 1,107 8,334

Opinion (272)

Arfen posted 26/08/2012, 10:27
great game! fresh, original and fuuun!! hope we recieve a sequelsomeday. Zack & Wiki together could be a great character in a Smash Bros game
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Faxanadu posted 19/10/2011, 12:28
didnt like this game much
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*Yoshi* posted 29/09/2011, 05:54
One of the best game of Wii, very vert addictive!
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kingofbubba posted 30/06/2011, 05:44
I played about half of it then quit because I didn't like the slow pace (and how you have to repeat all the steps of the puzzle if you die part way)
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stitch55555 posted 22/06/2011, 02:26
this game deserved higher sales ... if it had been advertised as a game like Prof Layton maybe.....
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gumby_trucker posted 22/04/2011, 12:21
according to this article from gamasutra, this game is over-tracked, even if they are only referring to US sales: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/26733/Capcom_Reveals_Weak_Zack__Wiki_Sales_Talks_Tough_Wii_Market.php I hope I'm making a mistake here
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