Excitebots: Trick Racing is bloody good fun. In fact it's one of the best racers we've seen on the Wii so far, and should really be owned by every self-respecting Wii gamer.

So why the heck has it sold such a pathetic number of copies?

The game shifted a feeble 13,000 units in North American last month. Granted, it was only available for 10 days in April, but even so, such a figure is well below what one would expect from such a high-profile title.

We'd love to roll out the old 'casual vs. hardcore' argument for this, but surely Excitebots appeals to both ends of the spectrum?

[source kotaku.com]