Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sonic Adventure Shames Sega Once Again?

This Major Nelson dude posts the Top 20 list of Xbox Live Arcade games purchased each week (REMEMBER, just that week only...sales before and after this week don't count).  I guess this is from 9/13 to 9/19.  The list doesn't include the number of copies sold, but you can make assumptions if you want.

Top Arcade Titles (Full Versions purchased)
2 Monday Night Combat
4 Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
6 Plants vs. Zombies
7 Shank
8 Trials HD
9 Castle Crashers
10 Castlevania Harmony of Despair
11 Deadliest Warrior
12 Hydro Thunder Hurricane
14 UNO
15 Sonic Adventure
16 Toy Soldiers
17 Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
18 Game Room **
19 Magic: The Gathering
20 Battlefield 1943

Sonic Adventure came out 9/15, but still that should be enough for it to catch up since it's new and all.  15th place?  Behind Deadliest Warrior which came out two months ago?  Behind UNO which came out over FOUR YEARS AGO??  And also mention this new KOF Sky Stage and Space Invaders games which also came out on the 15th...and didn't appear here either.  Also Perfect Dark but that's several months old now, but BF1943 is older which really shames PD in my opinion...  Also you don't have ORA or AfterBurner which I guess are not surprising in the least.

Say what you want, but even though I questioned if Sega was going to release tons of Dreamcast games, would they do it?  Or is Sonic Adventure a mediocre game that shouldn't be used as a barometer for demand for Sonic/Dreamcast games?  Considering many complained about game glitches, we can assume this was a speedy port simply because Sega didn't want to waste too much on it.  Oh well if that's how they're gonna go it, then just don't go broke on us, please.


Oh yeah, I just got this silly e-mail from Sega of America that said Crazy Taxi is coming out in "November 2010" which I guess is a good sign.  Also, it says "More Dreamcast titles will be coming soon!" (in big letters) so you know Sega is diligently working to deliver video game goodness to us all!!

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