Red Steel 2 sales projections slashed

Ubisoft’s expectations for Red Steel 2 have plummeted ahead of the game’s release in March, with the company expecting as few as half a million copies to be sold. That’s just half of its previous sales projection of one million units.

The pessimistic projection was revealed by Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot during a financial conference call earlier this month. When asked about expectations for Red Steel 2 following the disappointing sales figures for Avatar, Guillemot responded: “For Avatar we said 2.5 million units and our expectations were more in the 3.5-4 million [region].  On Red Steel we decided, in our expectations, to divide the quantity by two and previously we had around a million.”

Starting with such a low figure is almost certainly a wise decision, given the dire financial performance of other ‘mature’ Wii titles such as Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles and MadWorld. As to whether Red Steel 2 is actually any good, the wait is almost over…