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| "Re(6):Baroque" , posted Mon 24 Mar 19:09|
Wait, did Atlus buy Sting over? I thought Sting was part of TYO group or something like that, they broke off?
Just to clarify:
- Baroque Wii sold 660 first week, according to Shinobi numbers. LTD is probably around 1000 now. PS2 version was pretty insignificant as well.
- The relationship between Sting and Atlus is that Atlus publishes Sting games in the US.
- Baroque Wii is released in the US now (or very recently, or in the coming weeks). Sales will probably be too low to find on NPD (published next month); however it will probably sell at least ten times more than the JP version by the combined power of "Wii software in America" and "faithful Atlus fans" (which would still be only 6600 ex).
- The following paragraph is pure speculation : I would guess Baroque (PS2 remake) was part of a multi-game deal between Sting and Atlus for the US market; however Atlus is in dire need of Wii games because Caduceus / Trauma Center Wii was such a money maker for them, therefore they asked Sting if they could not make it a Wii game instead. Sting then ported Baroque to Wii, and since the job was being done for the US anyway, they decided to try their luck at the local Wii market. Or at least, that's the only way this whole fiasco makes sense to me.
- Yggdra Union sold much, MUCH more than Baroque Wii in Japan. But who knows, Baroque Wii might sell more than Yggdra Union in the US.
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