Mass Effect 3 sold less then 50,000 units on Wii U

#11DragonyeuwPosted 3/30/2013 3:24:45 AM
OtakuGamera posted...
lol this

if ea expected more than this then they really are out of their minds


for an AAA game that sold millions, one would expect at least hundred thousand in sales, to sell the same as an extremely niche title doesnt paint a pretty picture.


Unless the Wii U is your only console, there is literally no reason to buy ME3 for it when the trilogy is priced the same and the standalone ME3 goes for far less on 360/PS3. Hell, on amazon the ps3 version is $17 while th Wii U version is $47. Why would anyone buy the latter unless, again, they dont have access to a 360 or PS3? The same logic applies really to any Wii U games which are ports of games that have been on the market for a while and priced considerrably cheaper elsewhere.
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#12Elements012894Posted 3/30/2013 3:55:20 AM
Uh does anyone remember how much the PS3 version of ME2 sold? Even though the install base was more then 20x it sold in line with the wiiU version.

Fact is a port after a year wont get sales no matter what.
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#13OtakuGameraPosted 3/30/2013 4:04:15 AM
Uh does anyone remember how much the PS3 version of ME2 sold? Even though the install base was more then 20x it sold in line with the wiiU version.

Fact is a port after a year wont get sales no matter what.


you mean how it sold millions and made EA happy?

http://www.vgchartz.com/game/46825/mass-effect-2/

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-03-08-ea-happy-with-mass-effect-2-ps3-sales
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#14ZBug_Posted 3/30/2013 4:14:54 AM(edited)
Mulfunction posted...
I am surprised that a year after the release on other consoles and pc they were 50.000 people that havent played it...


This, I played the first one on my friends 360. Then jumped at the chance to get it on pc, and I never even played games on PC before that. Steam is awesome.
And this game is awesome, I'm not sure why anyone would by a subpar port.

To answer TC's question, I think it's most EA to blame, If they gave it the same treatment as NfS: MWu, I suspect it would have done better.
The PS3 version of ME2 wasn't watered down after all. The lack of the 1st game complicated things a little, but they went the extra mile to release that little comic to effect the major decisions.
They didn't even bother trying on the Wii U.
You can't put in low effort and expect high yield.
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#15cybersonic233Posted 3/30/2013 4:29:44 AM
everyone who really wanted to play it already had it PS3/360 im not really sure why it was ported to Wii U in the first place
#16MulfunctionPosted 3/30/2013 4:31:30 AM
OtakuGamera posted...
Uh does anyone remember how much the PS3 version of ME2 sold? Even though the install base was more then 20x it sold in line with the wiiU version.

Fact is a port after a year wont get sales no matter what.


you mean how it sold millions and made EA happy?

http://www.vgchartz.com/game/46825/mass-effect-2/

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-03-08-ea-happy-with-mass-effect-2-ps3-sales


you mean.. milion... not milion(s).

a console with over 45.000.000 users and 1.3 milion bought it...

and we have a console with 3.000.000 installed base with 50.000 copies sold...

i dont see any difference.
#17Ghost-inZeShellPosted 3/30/2013 4:33:42 AM
Paulf001 posted...
So who is to blame for this EA or Wii U owners. This seems to be the reason why EA doesn't want to touch the Wii U now.


EA.
They release Mass Effect 3, which if you didn't play the first ones (because you can't because they aren't on the Wii U) then Mass Effect 3 assumes that you made the worst possible choices!
Which is a funny thing to come from EA, like they should be talking.

Because you can't import your choices from previous games to the Wii U, these will be the choices that are made for you...

***Massive Spoilers***
Mass Effect 1:

The feros colony was not saved
Shiala, the asari, was killed by the Thorian
The Rachni Queen died
Shepard killed Wrex on Virmire
Shepard had no romance (oh noes!)
The destiny ascension, along with the council, was destroyed.
Udina was named counsellor
All side missions and DLC content are considered as if you did not do them

Mass Effect 2:

It is assumed Shepard did not do any loyalty missions
Shepard did not help Mordin, as such no chance was made to save or destroy the genophage cure data.
Tali was exiled by her people
Shepard had no romance
Zaeed and Kasumi were never recruited
Grunt was never woken up from the tank and as such is never mentioned
Jack died during the suicide mission
Thane died during the suicide mission
Tali never romanced
Samara was never recruited, but she fought her way off of ilium and was then murdered by Morinth.
Legion was never reactivated and never gained a name
Shepard destroyed the collector base
The only normandy crew members that survived the suicide mission were Joker and Chakwas. Yeoman chambers and all other mass effect 2 non-squad members died.
Shepard did not complete optional N7 missions and assignments (such as citadel missions)
Shepard did not complete Arrival, Overlord or the shadow broker DLC. But the events of Arrival and Overlord happened off screen, the batarian system still exploded, and Liara is still the shadow broker.
#18IcedEarthaholicPosted 3/30/2013 5:01:08 AM
EA, how anyone can blame Wii U owners for this mess is beyond me. The Wii U version of the game got the **** end of the stick. Truly a shame, if they didn't half-ass this and ported the trilogy over, I would have bought that in a heartbeat. Instead the port was poorly done and did nothing to justify it at all.
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#19JackalPosted 3/30/2013 5:15:48 AM
That's nearly one copy for each console sold in February! :)
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#20PHOENIXZEROPosted 3/30/2013 5:22:37 AM(edited)
Year old game that most people who wanted to play it already have and are done with it, plus it got a lot of bad press due to how it ended and a lot people aren't going to jump on the third game of a series if they some how never played the first two... I can't imagine EA expected it to do anything more than turn a small profit.

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