Its bad, but in the end i believe it will sell well. An 20-30k opening would be great. Lets see if it can manage. Being a title like taiko makes first day sell through more meaningless, since no one expects it to sell most of it on its release.
Mario also very low, but being so close to holidays makes me a little more complacent about it. I also think it will do well, just like taiko, but i dont know if it gots the same leg power as it.
"Bomb" is not an objective term. Even if the game sells well compared to the vast majority of games on the market, it can still perform badly compared to our expectations and the other games in the series.
That Rorona sell through is awful too considering the kind of game it is. What a stupid idea a remake of a game that released on the same platform, I still don't know what they were thinking with that one...
I would be surprised if it managed even half that. Anyway back to the Wii U, the Wii U so far:
- Tracking about 1/4 what the Wii was doing.
- Haven't even outsold its last year YTD yet.
- 3rd party SW sales are absolutely abysmal
- One of its biggest cards is no longer an exclusive (Smash)
To expect it to make a come back at this point is just asking too much.
Those are some poor sell-through numbers apart from LR. I imagine Mario and Taiko will get a bump over the weekend though. Presumably the Mario shipment was pretty healthy, retailers would still order good quantities of it even on a failing system based on brand name alone.