Out of the gate, Wii Music, hasn’t been so hot. 66,000 thousand copies have been sold thus far. When compared to the sales of other casual success story games, such as Wii Fit (I know that most of you readers are gamers, but you can’t deny the fact that it is selling well) has sold 487,000 copies.
One would think Nintendo may be worried (or you gamers pray for it because maybe they will step away from this casual persona), but you would be incorrect. Hit the jump to find out why.
Nintendo’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, Cammie Dunaway had this to say,
“We’re predicting that it’s going to be an evergreen title. And if you look at titles like Brain Age, it’s about the same as what Brain Age did during it’s first few weeks and went on to sell 2.5 million copies. Wii Fit certainly had a larger launch than that. But I think that people are starting to understand Wii Music. … People have a box in their head of what music genre games are all about And we’re doing something that is a complete departure from that. As people start to experience that and tell other people about it, I have no doubt that Wii Music is going to be a long-selling, top-selling game for us.”
She also mentioned that Nintendo has been showing off Wii Music to schools, to help musical education. Cammie also pointed out that you shouldn’t compare the launch sales of Wii Fit and Wii Music, and that Nintendo has a long term commitment towards Wii Music.
I haven’t seen a single reviewer give this game a decent score, and gamers angst with Nintendo grows everyday as they still seem to ignore what made them who they are. Is casual gaming on a decline? Will we hear of some awesome new Zelda game soon, and will the news on it be something other than a slight mention of it being in production? A Gamer can dream right?
Source: MTV Multiplayer