It's not the name (which doesn't even include Zelda in the West), the characters are the main attraction for this. That's what makes it fun, as they put a lot of work into Zelda characters and weapons and they are really fun to play, at list most of them.
I think Fire Emblem would have been the ideal IP for a game like this over Zelda, but it probably wouldn't have sold as much.
As for the posters talking about Bayo 2, it might actually have had good eshop sales due to its small shipment numbers initially. I have seen it at #1 on the eshop charts numerous times.
Way to go TK and Nintendo!
Man, the Musou games are a fucking national treasure of gaming, despite the shit they get. I remember getting DW4 when I was in middle school...man I spent a couple of hundred hours on it, playing all the characters and leveling them up and doing the campaigns. It got me into the Three Kingdoms.
People need to give it a try, it really isn't a bad series.
Afaik it should be at +250k in total (at least +100k US +60k france (*) +60k japan(**) + rest of europe/world - but feel free to correct if anyone has more concrete numbers), but how much will be everyone's guess until we get numbers from somewhere.
(*) http://www.challenges.fr/high-tech/...ntendo-est-loin-d-etre-morte-et-enterree.html - 60k at beginning of december
(**) In japan we know it wasn't in the famitsu top 100 of 2014, and the lowest entry had 81k.
Since people are asking (sold):
DW7 = 1 million +
DW8 = 0.7 million +
DW mainline games also get a tonne of smaller expansions released to boost sales. If I'm reading the table correctly, the DW7 expansions (3 of them) sold near 400k in Japan alone.
One Piece Pirate Warriors sold 1.2 million WW.
That was launch month sales I believe. The recent sales thread has B2 sales closer to 130K.
Edit: Or maybe my memory is wrong about launch month.
re:Wario Musou. Well I suppose Wario World put people off seeing Wario in a 3D brawling environment ever again. I blame the pause menu music...ugh...:O
Can't believe I never thought of this...
I'll probably pick it up this friday, is the DLC worth it?
It proves that third party games steeped in Nintendo fanservice can sell. Games that don't have this aren't as successful, so there's a lot less point in releasing them on the Wii U.This is great news for Nintendo. Proves that they can have decent sales with their partnerships with 3rd parties.
Too bad TW101 and Bayonetta2 underperformed.
I think this is the way Nintendo needs to follow to solve their lack of 3rd party.