Not for me , Sonic always sell even sheer rubbish like Shadow or the unfinished mess that is Sonic 360/PS3.
Given that Sonic Adv was A). Rather Good, B) An established brand that sold well in the West C) A Launch game
I think Sonic was always going to sell more
Sports games can make or break a console and seeing as NFL 2K was a gem of game and came not long after launch , next to no rival on the DC , it was a given it would be a huge seller .
Crazy Taxi for me was just one of those once off games that came at the right time ect , kind of like Get Bass .
I'm sorry I don't think they're the best examples , games like SOA, D2 ect would be far more better examples
As for cost , You've not need to tell me, I've been trying to make people wake up to the 70 million $ price tag for the series , and if we're honest about it the DC (bar NA@MI) so never have happened either , but the point is they did, and left people wanting more .
If Shenmue had finished the series , they'll be no need , but it just left people wanting more and now over time as grown and grown , and maybe SEGA should think about tapping into that . I really can't see the project getting as out of control as Shenmue I on the DC in terms of man power and cost .
I'm not one of these asking or expecting a Shenmue III, but if we're talking sales , I can see that a Shenmue III could sell a million copies , weather or not that's enough for SEGA to take the time , money and effort to make it , is another point .
I myself would rather see SEGA make more games (like Burning Rangers II and finally make a racer to take GT grown once and for all, but that's me .
Ok fair points, but Part II was rather good, there's that at least :).
Did the Shining Saturn games sell any better than the Panzer Dragoon's in Japan , to me they were both cult fav's that sold in the 1 to 200 k brackets.
Now after saga being the e-bay darling and now almost the stuff of legend I really find it puzzling like SEGA is so keen pushing the Shinning Series , rather than a new Saga, full on Phantasy Star RPG or Dragon Force game , more so when for many of the fans , they're not even fit to carry the shining name (and that's only going to change when Camerlot make them again)
Oh I'm not sure about that , Mass Effect was a million seller in the USA some 2 weeks after going on sale , I'm pretty sure it sold a lot better than KOTR , but it did bomb in Europe .
I just think it was a broken game , wit Bio TM bugs and a horrible combat system . Also when you have so called Chinese people speaking it perfect English and with lovely Canadian accents , its completely ruins the traditional ancient Chinese setting the game was trying to create (I think this hurt Shenmue II, Yakuza as well)
I completely agree, Shenmue was dull , boring and unfinished , and just when it started to get going it ended It was a 5 out of 10 at best ., I'm not joking the intro was the best bit of the game for me
The Sequel was anything but , and was a master price and just like playing a interactive Hong Kong film, and oh my disc is quite unlike anything I experienced before in a video game , it was magical (oh the music)
I don't agree with that , maybe for a Modern day Kung Fu film in modern days settings , but Kung Fu Films set in ancient China and traditional settings and dress The likes of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon?,
I'm not sure in 80's or early 90's America they would have done as well, until the USA got a taste for Hong Kong style action - one takes and camera angles
And I'm sorry to be such a geek , but RedOctane 1st published Guitar Hero. Sorry you've got a life , I haven't