Ubisoft cuts Red Steel 2 sales predictions in half

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 16 January 2010 22:28 GMT


Ubisoft has revealed that its lowered sales expectations for its MotionPlus game Red Steel 2 by half.

Original sales expectation were set at 1 million, now those expectations have been lowered to 500K.

“For Avatar we said 2.5 million units and our expectations were more in the 3.5-4 million [region],”stated Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot in a conference call to investors.

“On Red Steel we decided, in our expectations, to divide the quantity by two and previously we had around a million.”

With the game reportedly 95 percent complete, Ubisoft aren’t necessarily cutting sales expectation because of its lack of quality, according to TotalVideogames (via GoNintendo). Instead, it may reflect the poor performance of other core titles on the Wii.

Earlier this month, Capcom France’s Antoine Seux stated that the company was very disappointed with sales of RE:The Darkside Chronicles, and felt that Wii users had “moved on” from hardcore games. Because of this, he said, publishers would provide less support to such titles on the console in 2010.

Capcom later commented that it would remain “committed” to multiple platform titles.

SEGA has also said that its “done with developing mature Wii titles”.

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