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Sales Age: Capcom on Wii. (Okami, ZW, RE:4, RE:UC

carlnunz

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I searched for this but found nothing:

IGN has a LTD sales analysis of Capcom's games up, courtesy of NPD.....


Resident Evil 4 -- 759,000 units sold
Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles -- 398,800
Okami -- 165,900
Zack & Wiki -- 116,600



Okami was actually better than expected, what did the PS2 version sell?
Also, Is Zack and Wiki THAT disappointing?

Edit: forgot to link
http://wii.ign.com/articles/952/952652p1.html
 

Dascu

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I think I read that Zack&Wiki reached 300k worldwide. Otherwise... Okami Wii did better than I had thought to be honest. Do we have worldwide figures on that?
 

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Great numbers for RE4


Jocchan said:
According to Matt Casamassina the PS2 version was at 270k worldwide as of March 2008.
So yeah, it's possible.

Are you sure those are worldwide numbers? I'd say they are US numbers

In the article they say "since its release in September of 2006, the game has amassed about 270,000 in sales" (US date)

Okami was released in April in Japan and Christian Svensson works for Capcom USA
 
Jocchan said:
According to Matt Casamassina the PS2 version was at 270k worldwide as of March 2008.
So yeah, it's possible.
Spiegel said:
Are you sure those are worldwide numbers? I'd say they are US numbers

In the article they say "since its release in September of 2006, the game has amassed about 270,000 in sales" (US date)

Okami was released in April in Japan.
Yeah, I was about to say that was a bit too low to believe for worldwide. The original and budget versions of PS2 Okami in Japan combine to at least 213K as of the end of 2007.
 

Jocchan

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Spiegel said:
Are you sure those are worldwide numbers? I'd say they are US numbers

In the article they say "since its release in September of 2006, the game has amassed about 270,000 in sales" (US date)

Okami was released in April in Japan and Christian Svensson works for Capcom USA
To be honest, I think they're too high to be US numbers. Yes, the game had long legs and kept selling under the radar, but if it managed to get to 270k in the US only it wouldn't have needed a "second chance" to sell better: it would have been sitting at 400-500k worldwide, which is a pretty respectable number.

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JoshuaJSlone said:
Yeah, I was about to say that was a bit too low to believe for worldwide. The original and budget versions of PS2 Okami in Japan combine to at least 213K as of the end of 2007.
Didn't know that. I guess I should have checked Garaph ;P

Wow, apparently it sold much better than I expected.
 

frankie_baby

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i'd expect that okami has probably outsold the ps2 version when euro sales are factored in (or if it hasn't yet it eventually will) i'm just surprised its never been released in japan i know a lot of "core" wii games havent sold very well but the text already exists in japanesse so even if they just sold like 10 or 20 thousand copies its still all profit

edit - ok just noticed the 270k ps2 figure probably aint worldwide, oh well the wii versions figures still aint bad for a completely unpromoted made in a year by 8 people port
 

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It's really amazing that RE4 has been selling well for so long and Capcom still won't throw us a bone. Hell I'd take an original third person shooter on Wii from Capcom at this point. Don't even make it RE related, just give it to us damnit.
 

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It's really amazing that RE4 has been selling well for so long and Capcom still won't throw us a bone. Hell I'd take an original third person shooter on Wii from Capcom at this point. Don't even make it RE related, just give it to us damnit.
Buy 10 copies of Dead Rising first, bitch.
 

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I don't get why Okami sell so poorly...

It is such an awesome and beautiful game.
Everythime I do a side mission or the main quest I get a nice feeling of accomplishment since I am saving the environment and world.

Why do people hate the environment? *sad face*
 

Ninja Kn1ght

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nubbe said:
I don't get why Okami sell so poorly...

It is such an awesome and beautiful game.
Everythime I do a side mission or the main quest I get a nice feeling of accomplishment since I am saving the environment and world.

Why do people hate the environment? *sad face*

Most gamers who would have been interested in it probably already had it on PS2. And I don't think it was promoted enough to make much of an impact with non-hardcore gamers.
 

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nubbe said:
I don't get why Okami sell so poorly...

It is such an awesome and beautiful game.
Everythime I do a side mission or the main quest I get a nice feeling of accomplishment since I am saving the environment and world.

Why do people hate the environment? *sad face*
It's also as boring as a video game can possibly be.
 

schuelma

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I'm skeptical of IGN's numbers since they burned me last week with their EA numbers that were at first from NPD and then changed to the banned site.
 

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schuelma said:
I'm skeptical of IGN's numbers since they burned me last week with their EA numbers that were at first from NPD and then changed to the banned site.
They're good numbers.
 

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lawblob said:
Sucks for Zack & Wiki.

Capcom reported that it sold 300,000 world wide... not that it really is that big of a number, but I guess it's better? Kind of? Maybe?
 

nincompoop

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It's hard to believe that Okami outsold Zack and Wiki by such a considerable margin, when Z+W has been played by over 59,000 Nintendo Channel users while Okami has only been played by around 52,500. Unless more than half of the people who played Z+W rented it or something, I'm calling BS on those numbers.
 

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schuelma said:
I'm skeptical of IGN's numbers since they burned me last week with their EA numbers that were at first from NPD and then changed to the banned site.

They didn't change the numbers, and the numbers weren't consistent with ioi's numbers. It's pretty clear somebody from NPD or EA told them not to show these numbers, or to reduce the credibility of those numbers....
 

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nincompoop said:
It's hard to believe that Okami outsold Zack and Wiki by such a considerable margin, when Z+W has been played by over 59,000 Nintendo Channel users while Okami has only been played by around 52,500. Unless more than half of the people who played Z+W rented it or something, I'm calling BS on those numbers.
Probably reflects people deleting the Nintendo channel over time as Wiiware and DLC took off.
 

nincompoop

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poppabk said:
Probably reflects people deleting the Nintendo channel over time as Wiiware and DLC took off.
Both games had already been released for a while when the Nintendo channel first came out.
EDIT: Actually, I guess Okami had only been out for a few weeks, so maybe you're right.
 

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nubbe said:
I don't get why Okami sell so poorly...

It is such an awesome and beautiful game.
Everythime I do a side mission or the main quest I get a nice feeling of accomplishment since I am saving the environment and world.

Why do people hate the environment? *sad face*
It's a port of a poor selling PS2 game...I'm not sure why anyone would expect it to do better.

lawblob said:
Sucks for Zack & Wiki.
Pretty respectable numbers for a game in a VERY niche genre with zero advertising. Again, not sure why people were expecting it to do better.
 

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nincompoop said:
It's hard to believe that Okami outsold Zack and Wiki by such a considerable margin, when Z+W has been played by over 59,000 Nintendo Channel users while Okami has only been played by around 52,500. Unless more than half of the people who played Z+W rented it or something, I'm calling BS on those numbers.
Nintendo channel numbers can be easily skewed by pirated games.
 

JadedOne

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So I guess I'm the only one who was impressed with Z&W's numbers in the US? Selling over 100,000 of a game of that type with no advertising is pretty damn good.
 

Mohonky

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Go RE4. Definitive version imo. God that game is awesome with Wii controls.

RE5 visuals with RE4 mechanics = drool
 

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Great numbers for RE4. I actually thought RE:UC sold better than that.
 

Kenka

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Why do I even bother to comment those numbers. Pretty solid numbers all around but a bit disappointed by Umbrella Chronicles...
 

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John Harker said:
I dont think thats so bad for ZW
It all depends on how many of those units were sold for $50 and how were sold at a budget price.

nincompoop said:
It's hard to believe that Okami outsold Zack and Wiki by such a considerable margin, when Z+W has been played by over 59,000 Nintendo Channel users while Okami has only been played by around 52,500. Unless more than half of the people who played Z+W rented it or something, I'm calling BS on those numbers.
You do realize how statistically unreliable the Nintendo channel is, right? Trying to project a game's sales based on it would be as reliable as doing the same to Amazon or using VG Chartzz
 
Kenka said:
Why do I even bother to comment those numbers. Pretty solid numbers all around but a bit disappointed by Umbrella Chronicles...

You realize regardless of the license RE:UC was still on on-rails light gun game. Which those numbers would be insanely high for.

Capcom had only expected according to their original financials around 600k for RE:UC worldwide....they got almost all that just in the US.
 

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markatisu said:
You realize regardless of the license RE:UC was still on on-rails light gun game. Which those numbers would be insanely high for.

Capcom had only expected according to their original financials around 600k for RE:UC worldwide....they got almost all that just in the US.
While the game may have met/exceeded Capcom's expectations, 400k is not "almost 600k."