JJConrad said:John, you're just full of it. You're cherry-picking whatever argument is the most pessimistic.
These sales don't support either part of your argument. You're already making baseless assumptions about Sega's expectation, as if they have no idea how other light-gun games have performed in the past. But then this talk about 'first month ROI' is utter nonsense. That 'first month ROI' is completely dependant on their initial shipment, which is in no way influenced by these sales. Sega made their money before NPD ever counted one sale. Poor sales only effect later shipments. You also claim that Sega had expected this game to be 'more front loaded,' but if that were true their accountants would actually then be less worried about later shipments.
I just don't see how 45k launch is anything but negative, and saying that Sega intends it to launch small cause its $50 and they will wait till hit hits 400k like REUC at $39 is really their intention and their baseline for success is far more of a baseless assumption than anything I proposed. And yes I'm focusing on the U.S.... clearly this is an NPD thread.