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Disney revealed its new game Disney Infinity yesterday, which the company says is a key component of a larger multiyear gaming strategy. If reported sales figures of Epic Mickey 2 are accurate, that kind of change is something that Disney desperately needs.
The Los Angeles Times revealed the information in a story focused on Disney's larger games business. The writer cites an unnamed source with access to NPD data that says Junction Point's Epic Mickey 2 sold 270,000 copies in 2012 since its mid-November launch. To put that figure in perspective, the Wii-exclusive Epic Mickey sold 1.3 million copies in the same time frame back in 2010.
Were people burnt out on Mickey Mouse two years later, or did they do a little research before spending their cash?
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Looney toons is better :p
the first had so much potential but was plagued by numerous issues (i.e.: camera, functionality), which warren spector fully admitted to after the fact. what i find silly is that the second installment apparently had just as many issues, but was, again, visually lovely.
the funny part for me is that i bought the sequel the day it came out, and i have yet to play it after all i have read. i got so very frustrated with the first one, and i'm not sure i'm jonsing for that experience again.
as sad as it is that it didn't sell well, i can't say i'm awfully surprised.
I was really looking forward to this game when they kept saying how much they fixed the camera issues of the first one. I downloaded and played the demo the first day it was available on XBL. That was enough for me, it was terrible.
Step 1: Make mediocare game about a famous mouse that sells decently
Step 2: Make a worse sequel about same mouse in the same world with a second character nobody really cares about. Oh, and still have a terrible camera that simply doesn't work for controllers.
The first one got better reviews than the second one. I was bored of the sequel after playing the demo for 10 minutes. Sorry guys, but go back to the drawing board.
I don't know anyone that was excited about this game. Even fans of the first that I talked to weren't pre-ordering it.
The best part about this game was the little oswald hat you got if you preorded it. That thing is cool.
Well that's terrible... I thought this would do well during Christmas. Well a sequel was pretty unnecessary.
This is sad. This is a game where the game developers actually cared about the game and wanted to succeed. Granted I haven't nor have any intention of buying it, but still.
Wow. That's gonna leave a mark. And you know what? They've should've kept on working devlopement for at least 2013. Look at High Moon Studios for example, on what they were doing with Transformers Fall Of Cybertron 2 years ago.
I got epic mickey 1 and was really excited for it then i started playing...
yay crappy 3d platforming and painting! so this dosent suprise me at all
Epic Mickey tried to outdo Okami, and failed miserably
I'm guessing people did some research. I was going to buy this game until I saw the reviews. Now I hope Disney Infinity doesn't bomb so that I don't have to see more articles about studios shutting down.