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Zack & Wiki Sinks Without Trace At Retail

Posted by Damien McFerran

Shame on you all!

Zack & Wiki, otherwise known as Capcom’s ode to the classic ‘point and click’ adventures of old, is a fantastic game. It’s heartening to see a developer like Capcom putting so much effort into brand new intellectual property and it’s even more encouraging when the end product is so wonderfully polished and enjoyable.

But there’s one slight problem: no one bought it.

After scraping into the Japanese sales charts at a mediocre 29th, the thoroughly likeable game met a similar fate in the States, barely registering on the radar of many Wii owners. The Euro release takes place on 18th January but we're not expecting it to topple the likes of Assassin's Creed and Need for Speed: Prostreet, to be perfectly honest.

We simply cannot fathom why this is the case here at NintendoLife Towers; this is a triple A title worthy of anyone’s time and money, yet it vanishes almost without trace at retail. What is wrong with the general public? (And by ‘general public’, we naturally mean you.)

It’s hard to complain about a lack of innovation when titles of this quality fail to entice people to part with their cold, hard cash. We only hope that this won’t put Capcom off experimenting with new franchises in the future.

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User Comments (9)



Visor said:

The problem with this is that it just looks like another kids game. Look at the box art and the screenshots. I think I'll pass it up. I may give it a go when it drops to an acceptable price for a wii game.



antdickens said:

Kinda have to agree, its not got that appeal factor, especially in the western market. Kinda surprised its not done that well in Japan though, its certainly got japcrap appeal.

It's still on my list of games to play



tratch said:

Hey, don't shame me--I bought my copy.

It's a fantastic game, stylish and very well done. I think the average consumer was turned off by the (awesome and) cutesy graphics and the title (it's a mouthful). Hopefully this will be a game that sells well a little later on when people start talking about it to their friends and passing it around. I fully plan on giving my copy to a co-worker and re-buying a second one to have for myself.



Djack said:

I would say that it hasn't sold so well because of lack of show, I havn't seen any commercials for it.....just a banner on game faqs one day.



BrianC6234 said:

What do you expect? The Wii isn't for gamers, it's for casual gamers. Isn't that what everyone says? Casual gamers don't really buy games. Expect to see a lot of games have poor sales on the Wii.

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