The Conduit Sales According To SEGA

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  1. Hadrian
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    http://gamerinvestments.com/video-game-sto...nd-the-conduit/

    Not quite the flop as people said in the US, thats if that number is true. Remember that the game was released in July outside of North America. Will be interesting to see the global sales, us in the UK certainly didn't take to it.
     
  2. Brian117

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    Will be interesting to see global sales, indeed.

    I have a feeling the sales will go up due to people thinking you can Wiispeak publicly. Which you really can't. They should do some research before buying.
     
  3. GeekyGuy

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    Not terrible. If they can bring that number up to 250k, I'd bet they might actually turn a profit on it (The Conduit). Don't know what was spent on it, of course -- or what the deal between HV and SEGA was -- but I'm guessing the majority of money went into developing the engine for the game, which they'll (High Voltage) recoup in other games.

    Honestly, though, I think folks got excited about this game for all the wrong reasons. High Voltage has yet to do anything that has truly impressed me.
     
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    HV have used the engine in their WiiWare games Gyrostarr, Evasive Space, High Voltage Hot Rod Show & Animales de la Muerte. Of course we already know that they use it in their next two retail games but I'm not sure if Astro Boy uses it.

    I think I read somewhere that the game was practically finished when Sega picked it up and that Segadidn't pay for any actual game costs . Most of the money Sega spent on it were for manufacturing, distribution and advertising.
     
  5. kobykaan

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    My guess is that in the UK the Wii is not considered a serious gaming console more of a family/younger kids quick game/party game console and is the reason Conduit did not sell well ...

    Added to this the majority of UK 16+ age range out there no doubt have XBOX360 or PS3 consoles so play games like C.O.D. Halo or KillZone 2 etc etc ....

    To add more to this the Wii hasn't got the user friendly controls of the other 2 next gen consoles for this type of game anyhow, unless you opt for the gamecube or classic controller..... Shootemup/FPS games for Wii with the mote and nunchuk are just a PITA to play and don't feel at all natural for this genre!

    that's my theory anyway [​IMG]
     
  6. Sir-Fritz

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    It was sad when i saw it at the shops and a "limited" edition cover version of it. The fact it has a limited edition version means it had to be pretty hyped due to it not having a previous fan base.
     
  7. PettingZoo

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    I still need to buy this game, though the box art always makes me lol.
     
  8. shakirmoledina

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    i can expect some good sales but the way i heard it... i bet VT didn't sell tht well
     
  9. kobykaan

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    Just found out that the Special Edition on PLAY.COM comes with Exclusive speakers!!!

    Not that I would buy it but here is a pic

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Hadrian
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    I'd rather wank myself with two cheese graters then listen to music through those.


    But then I am kinky [​IMG]