Quantcast
Red Steel 2's sales expectations cut in half - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Red Steel 2's sales expectations cut in half


4:00 AM on 01.18.2010
Red Steel 2's sales expectations cut in half photo



No matter how much you yourself support mature games on the Wii, and tell your friends to get them because a lot of them are really good, it seems that they are having troubles selling up to expectations. Our own Johnathan Holmes has a few suggestions about how to fix the issue, but Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has a bit of an easier solution: lower expectations.

After discussing the poor Avatar sales on a company conference call, Guillemot was asked about expectations for the upcoming sequel to their terrible Wii FPS. "For Avatar we said 2.5 million units and our expectations were more in the 3.5-4 million [region]. On Red Steel we decided, in our expectations, to divide the quantity by two and previously we had around a million,” he said.

It seems like he's saying that the lowered expectations are more because of the poor sales of their games in general, but looking at the sales numbers for some of the other games out there on the Wii this is probably a good idea. I've always thought that thinking of mature Wii games as niche titles (which many of them are anyway) makes those lower sales numbers seem much better.

Also of note is that the game's official info page now has a release date of March 23.

Red Steel 2 sales projections slashed [That VideoGame Blog]

Ubisoft says Red Steel 2 is on for March 23rd [GoNintendo]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






First-person shooter

4:30 PM on 08.25.2014
Screencheat lets you look at your friends' screens guilt free

Screencheat is one of the more conceptually interesting shooters I've seen in quite some time. This is a multiplayer game in which you're not only encouraged to look at your opponents' screens but are essentially required to...more



5:00 PM on 08.24.2014
Cloudbase Prime alpha build available now, free to download

Originally created for the 7DFPS Challenge in 2012, Cloudbase Prime is an attractive-looking low-poly FPS platformer by Tyrus Peace and is currently available for free in its 0.2 alpha state. You can download it here. Set ...more



8:00 AM on 08.24.2014
Meet the Far Cry 4 villain's striking right-hand woman

Far Cry 4 is certainly shaping up to have quite a colorful cast, with the eccentric self-proclaimed king Pagan Min and now his newly-revealed second in command, Yuma. Yuma is a "deadly tactician" and acts as the general ...more



View all First-person shooter






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more