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

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  • Luisa

    Wii Music seems like a nice game to me, but I’d like to spend my money on something else, you know? I just wish Nintendo will not forget us, hardcore gamers and announce a new Zelda as soon as possible.

  • Aniday

    Musical Education!? Are you kidding me!?

    I don’t buy that for a second! It’s a freaking sales gimmick to go around schools showing off the game under the “education” cloak.

    A video game emulating instruments in an incorrect way cannot possibly compare to an actual instrument in what a person can learn from it.

    They’re just going around selling the game, not teaching anything.

  • Wii Music=No Music.

    You don’t do anything in the game. It literally plays itself.

    What’s going on is that the casual gamers who bought Wii(insert Sports, Play, of Fit here) aren’t buying these games because of the economy. While core gamers tend to buy games no matter how the economy is, casual gamers aren’t devoted to playing games, and don’t feel any need to buy them.

    Not to mention that most core gamers aren’t buying anymore casual games. We are fed up with Nintendo leaving us in the dust so they can go make more money. We want real games, and aren’t interested in casual shovelware. So we are resentful of Nintendo until they give us some quality games. Basically, a boycott of casual games.

    With that to say, the economy may be good news for Nintendo gamers who want core games. Possibly, with casual gamers not buying products, Nintendo may have nowhere to go to but its original core croud. Realizing this, they might again making core games for the core gamers, so they can keep their cash flow up.

    Also, Guitar Hero: World Tour and Rock Band 2 came out just a few weeks before Wii Music, and anyone who’s smart knows which games to choose:Wii Music, or Rock Band 2/GT:WT? The answer is the latter. I mean, would you rather play: Row Row Row your boat without difficulty? Or Rock Out to classic, great tunes while being somewhat challenged?

    With that said, the event could go either way.

    Oh yeah, and when did we start trusting Cammie Dunway, the lady who made E3 even worse?

  • lftenjamin

    I’m not saying I agree with in, I’m just reporting it.

    • Oh no, I wasn’t accusing you of anything. I was just summerizing why it isn’t selling.

  • Aniday

    Its all your goddam fault lefty.

  • lftenjamin

    I’m so sorry :'(

    I’ll never do it again promise!


  • Aniday

    Yes YES! I’ll take you back! I missed you so much. I love you.

  • lftenjamin

    YAY! I’m loved!

    I love youu too babez! <3