Epic Mickey Future In Doubt After Sequel Falls Short In Sales
Posted by Damien McFerran
Epic Mickey 2 only sold 270,000 copies to the original's 1.3 million
Let's face it, Epic Mickey 2 was something of a critical disappointment. After the promise of the first game, we had high hopes that the follow-up would be even better, but as our Epic Mickey 2 Wii U review shows, it was a bit of letdown.
It would seem that the poor reaction has extended to the game's commercial fortunes too, as a report in the LA Times illustrates:
Although the 2010 game was a modest success, selling 1.3 million units in the U.S. from its November launch through the end of that year, 2012’s sequel sold only 270,000 copies during the comparable time period, according to a person with access to sales data from research firm NPD Group who was not authorized to share it publicly.
It’s unclear whether Spector and his Texas-based Junction Point Studios will continue working with Disney. [John] Pleasants declined to discuss the topic and Spector could not be reached for comment.
It would be a real shame if the series ended on such a bum note, but is there any way forward from here? Let us know by leaving a comment.