History is continuing to repeat itself. After Red Steel 2 debuted in 34th place on the UK charts, it wasn’t boding well for the game’s potential sales numbers stateside, and even after a fairly substantial marketing campaign, Red Steel 2 is estimated to have sold around 50,000 copies in the month of March. To be fair, the game was released on March 23rd, which gave it nine days on store shelves, but these numbers are still probably far off from what Ubisoft was looking for.
So the big elephant in the room here would be the ever growing pile of quality “hardcore” games for the Wii that can’t seem to sell worth a lick. While a game like Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition can garner commercial success, for every one of those, there’s five or so games like MadWorld, Little King’s Story, House of The Dead: Overkill, Dead Space: Extraction, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Zack & Wiki, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, and No More Heroes that fail to capture an audience on the world’s most popular game console.